Pets are to be loving and caring and not like these killing machines. In fact, Burmese pythons are making a negative impact on the ecosystem. In Andrew ng’s article titled Florida’s Python Hunt, he states that the python has “no natural predators, these eating machines appear to be wiping out huge numbers of opossums, raccoons, and bob cats as well as many bird species.” This means that these snakes are taking out smaller animals. This is extremely important because they can drive animals toward extinction which could end up terribly for
Take that mom and dad! You many think it would be very hard to become an owner of an exotic pet, but turns out it can be easier them getting a dog or a cat. In the article, Wild Obsession, Lauren Slater states “privately owning exotic animals is currently permitted in a handful of states with essentially no restrictions: You must have a licence to own a dog, but you are free to purchase a lion or baboon and keep it as a pet.” due to this lack of registration on exotic animals we have no idea how many are currently in the United States. Slater mentions that there are at least five thousand tigers here in the United States. While some do
Domestication is not something that happens in one or two generations: it takes hundreds or thousands of years” (Lewis). Exotic animals are unpredictable and undomesticated. The definition of domesticated is an animal that is tamed and kept as a pet or on a farm, a tiger, however, does not fit that definition because it is not tamed, it is a wild animal. So, think again before you buy that tiger. In addition, that tiger could be spreading diseases and there are many other dangers to having that
The study, on Bengal tigers and leopards in Indian zoos, demonstrated stereotypical behavior of animals in captivity from stress compared to the biological and environmental factors the animals faced. The animals are kept in an enclosed space different than the endless space they would have in the wild. The animals also have to adapt to the new environment they are in which can affect their biological makeup. Animals in zoos at least have an advantage of being kept in relatively the same area and environment while animals in the circus are forced to constantly move around and adapt causing immense stress on the animal. Furthermore according to a PETA article regarding the abuse of circus animals, when the circus is over animals may be housed in small crates or a solitary confinement that can cause harmful psychological effects.
This exposure and education motivate people to protect the animals and provide entertainment. Zoos save endangered species by bringing them into a safe environment, where they are protected from poachers, habitat loss, starvation, and predators. “The Arabian Oryx was hunted to extinction in the wild. However, from just a handful of animals in captivity the species was brought back from the brink thanks the conservation efforts of Phoenix Zoo and others. Through this incredible work, there are now over 1,000 of these magnificent animals back in the wild and thousands more looked after by zoos worldwide.”(CSA, page 1) “In 1975 the wild population of the Puerto Rican parrot was down to just 13 birds.
This example of a cultural difference between the two groups demonstrates the importance of respect for both cultures. At the end of the film, Uzala is upset when he shoots and kills a tiger. He states that Kanga, a spirit in his belief system would send another tiger. Kurosawa uses this cultural aspect to demonstrate Uzala’s respect of nature. Kurosawa uses the rule of thirds throughout the film.
In a article it was stated, “In addition, zoological parks and aquariums have played a role in helping to preserve species that have been driven close to extinction due to habitat loss and hunting” (Point). Taking an endangered animal out of its habitat and putting it in a place where it cannot be harmed will help out that species for a while. The Zoos main part it plays is protection for that endangered species, but what is questioned is the fact that is it actually being protected or is the Zoo causing more harm. In the article, “Zoos and Circuses: Overview”, it is correctly stated,” The birth of the environmental movement in the 1960s and '70s led to the establishment of laws protecting species threatened by extinction, including the 1973 Endangered Species Act (ESA) in the United States. These laws also established guidelines for establishing the conservation status of species and provided federal oversight over the keeping of rare or endangered animals.
Role of raptors in a ecosystem is the control the population of rodents, snakes and other birds as well. Raptors like vultures are scavengers feed on dead carcass and keep the environment clean from many diseases. During the past few decades population of raptors is facing serious threats in form of habitat destruction, degradation and hunting. Various types of raptor communities live in different kinds of habitat and are specific to their respective one. Thus destruction of any type of habitat exclusively affects a particular community of raptor.
In order to answer how is a nature reserve a better suit for animal care than a zoo, the conduct of this study is a compare and contrast research. This research presents facts on how zoos are harmful for animals, and how nature reserves are a better option through comparing and contrasting the animals` life in both zoos and nature reserves. I present evidence to answer the research question stated above. In order to answer the research and supporting questions, this study’s main instruments are comparing and contrasting life cuality in both places. • Great Apes In the wild, great apes live in dense tropical forests, where these highly social beings are constantly engaged and active in a rich and diverse environment.
The ferocious yell of a tiger. The powerful cry of an elephant. The mighty roar of the gorilla. All attractions that lead to people visiting their local zoos in hopes of seeing these magnificent creatures in action. However, there’s nothing fascinating about these creatures behind bars.
The three main elements are the hunt, pets and the danger to the Florida everglades. Meanwhile, people have had these carnivores as pets. The people that has this animal as a pet like them because of their skin pattern design. According to the text,” although they have no venom the have other ways to killing their prey”. Then the people released the Burmese python as pets in to the wild of their growth rate.
Burmese Pythons Burmese pythons have a large number of sharp, strong, curved teeth. They have long bodies that can strangle their prey. Burmese pythons have invaded Florida’s Everglades. These snakes are very vicious, and they have no known predators. These pythons will tear their way through the Everglades.
The Florida Panther is in grave danger of becoming extinct very soon. There are fewer than one hundred of them left in today 's wilderness. There are ways to breed them which will create more, but there are dangers of inbreeding because of low diversity. Side effects of inbreeding include things such as high mortality rates, diseases and infections. To counter this, scientists are breeding Florida Panthers with Texas Cougars to create more diversity to create healthy systems.
A cheetah compared to a cat is an exotic animal compared to a pet. Exotic animals are animals that stay wild, do not have resources that are easily accessible, and can be dangerous which means that humans should not be allowed to keep them as pets. If exotic animals stay wild then they should not be allowed as a pet. In the text piece entitled “Do You Really Want a Baby Tiger” by Mia Lewis it states “Exotic animals are something else. They are wild animals with wild animal instincts, even when born in captivity”.
We as a collective hole can call, write, or fax your U.S. congressional representative and senators and urge them to support legislation that protects endangered species and their habitats, increases funding for foreign aid programs that specifically address sustainable development and the conservation of global biodiversity. We can also support groups that are trying the end the bushmeat and primate pet trade. If we lose primates we could lose the entire forest. According to scientificamerican.com, primates eat for about 3.5 hours every day and travel a mean of 1.2 kilometers from meal sites before defecating and depositing the seeds that have passed through their systems. This helps enrich the soil to make more trees plants and trees