I also looked up how many of these animals are left. I looked up why most of them are going are going endangered. I found out that mostly Monkeys/apes/gorillas, rhinos, elephants, big cats, bears, penguins, whales, cold blooded & other ocean animals, canines, birds, and turtles. These are the most endangered groups. I’ll start off with the elephants.
In the beginning of the essay, the elephant manifests an unbending tantrum. The rampage kills a local man and destroys much of the village. Orwell, by using a tumultuous elephant destroying the village, is a reference to imperialism and its disastrous effects. Orwell writes, “He was lying on his belly with arms crucified and head sharply twisted to one side… (Most of the corpses I have seen looked devilish. )” to show how imperialism’s devastation was the opposite of the initial extension of Britain 's influence through colonization.
Even though the elephant had stopped causing destruction by the end of the story I believe Orwell did have to shoot the elephant because the elephant had caused a lot of destruction in the village and would have been made fun of if he hadn’t. As I read Shooting An Elephant, I noticed the elephant was causing mass destruction because it was angry. If it were angry that means there was a cause to it becoming angry but it would have not been a good choice upon the actions of Orwell if he had gone to look for the source of the elephant’s anger. That would cause more destruction. “It had already destroyed somebody's bamboo hut, killed a cow and raided some fruit
Vertebrates typically have one big clump of neurons – the brain. Octopuses seem to overlap the organization typical to invertebrate and vertebrate brains. Containing the largest brains of any invertebrate, the common octopus brain contains about 500 million neurons. (the scientist) Compare that to the 100 billion neurons in a human brain. Regarding size, the typical octopus brain is as big as the brain of the clever, well-known African gray parrot, Alex.
According to the famous mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik who gives crude exponential explanation to the infamous subject of animals in Hinduism he says “Animals play a critical part in Hindu mythology. Some serve as symbols to communicate metaphysical ideas. Others, as in the story earlier, are animal forms of the divine. Most commonly they serve as `vahanas’ or vehicles of the gods.” This stands true for Elephant named Airavarta who is the ‘vahan’ of Indra. Airavarta; whose name means “the one who knits or binds the clouds” goes on well with the myth that Elephants are capable of producing clouds.
People didn 't know what was going on. Shortly after that a 30 foot wall of water came crashing down and injured many people. This shows that animals predict the future because the elephants go up on high land and was trying to warn people by trumpeting. Also, animals can start to get some where safe before the disaster happens. Like, in 2004 a
For example, when the crowd passed the dead body no one cared to comfort the dead man’s family. The crowds’ lust for the elephant’s flesh and adventure overshadowed the consideration of those that are grief-stricken. The narrator kills the elephant to show his dominance to the natives. Throughout this moment the narrator argues within himself about what is
Homo naledi is a new species discovered to be part of the human ancestral linage. The discovery was, made in South Africa at a place called the star cave. This writing will discuss the interesting traits of the Homo naledi and proceed to state why this discovery is as interesting to the anthropologist community. Homo Naledi comes forth as the largest fossil find ever made in the African continent with 1550 fossil elements. What is so interesting to the anthropologist community is, Homo naledi is a new species belonging to an extinct hominin.
History The giant panda is a prized animal to the chinese people and the subject of many old legends, as well as being very protected from the expanding world around them. At one time, the giant panda occupied very much of China, but currently the pandas are limited to a number of reserves and forests in central China (Figure 3). An old Chinese legend tells us how the panda got its “tears”. It talks about how a long time ago, “when pandas were white all over,” one panda liked to play with the herd of a “much-loved shepherdess.” One tragic day, a leopards attacked the panda, and the girl tried to save it. In the process of saving and defending the panda, the girl was killed by the leopard.
This shows it is dangerous to transport these animals. Many deaths of elephants occur in the circuses. Ringling Bros. was charged with violations of the Animal Welfare Act after the circus forced Kenny, a three year old elephant, to perform even thought the animal was obviously sick. A veterinarian checking on the elephants that same day said he “should remain in the barn,” an hour after Kenny’s last performance, he passed away. Circus owners care about fame and fortune, not about the health of the
Then the people released the Burmese python as pets in to the wild of their growth rate. It became a threat to the Florida everglades. Once these python roamed the everglades they destroyed everything. This is why people of the everglades are in so much danger. However, in the meantime of the people letting these pythons a loss in the wild it has become a danger to the ecosystem.
They can produce a wide range of sounds and will "bark" when threatened; other vocalisations include a whinny (a gentle high-pitched neigh) similar to a horse and prolonged screams. [Britannica, 2009] Spider monkeys form loose groups of 15 to 25 individuals,but can have even 30 to 40. During the day, groups break up into subgroups of two to eight animals. This social structure is found in only two other types of primates: chimpanzees and Homo sapiens. The size of subgroups and the degree to which they avoid each other during the day depends on food competition and the risk of predation.
They are usually found in remote areas, but in the age of globalization, their remote areas have become few and far between, some examples of relic species are African elephants and giant pandas. Finally the ghost species, which include large fish caught for human consumption, such as tuna and swordfish, and wild animals, such as African lions, which are killed because they threaten livestock. The ghost species, in Meyer’s opinion are, unfortunately, destined to become extinct because they cannot adapt quickly enough to the pressures caused by humans or because humans intentionally eradicate them. These points are very interesting as I had never looked at it that way, I knew about the endangered species list but didn’t go much beyond that as to categorizing it further. Meyer gave me a new insight as to how much people have changed the world, the fact that we categorize animals as endangered is a big enough warning, but we also fail to recognize, or choose to ignore, that they gained this status we give to them because of our actions.
According to Science Daily Human came to North America from Asia about 22,000 years ago around the same time when the global temperature started to increase. During this time Many Mammoths migrated to different area and humans killed the rest of them. According to the live Science Human killed about 1/3 Mammoths in North America. In calculation, Mammoths became extinct as a result of climate change, Human Hunting and Hyper Disease. Climate change was the most plausible cause of the Mammoths extinction, it cause mammoths to move to different environment where they were not adapted.