The Most Extraordinary Organism- Giraffa Camelopardalis rothschildi Red List, Red List read all about it! Tallest endangered species in the world are the Rothschild Giraffes and there are only about 670 of this species left. (Giraffe on endangered list ) These beautiful graceful organisms are classified under Animalia, Chordata, Mammalia, Cetartioactyla, Giraffidae, Giraffa, Camelopardalis Rothschildi. The Rothschild Giraffe has found protection from man-made environment changes such as, the clearing of land for farming or the paid prize to hunt them down for sport, they now dwell protected in Kenya or Uganda, Africa. (Brennemann) The Rothschild Giraffe weighs about 2,500 lbs and can grow to be 20 feet tall, their height and great eye sight can be very beneficial in trying to observe any predators coming or when trying to eat from trees.
Normally found in zoos and farms, are llamas. Llamas are mammals that aren’t very popular among the american favorites, but they are very interesting creatures. History The llamas came to the USA about 40 million years ago and they migrated to South America and Asia about 3 million years ago. The llamas cousins are the camel and alpaca. The differences between the llama and camel are that the camel has a hump on his back, while a llama doesn’t.
This hunting has caused on the three species of chinchilla to go extinction. The other two species of chinchillas are on the Critically Endangered List. Picking a chinchilla for a pet can be a good way to help protect the species. Also they make wonderful pet for a lot of reasons. Chinchillas are Beautiful, and Cuddly Creatures If you have ever seen a cartoon rate or mice, most times they are drawn with large eats, with big vulnerable eyes, and long eyelashes.
Sloths have some pretty impressively long tongues. They can protrude from their mouths ranging from 10 to 12 inches; this is awesome for them because it makes it easier to grab leaves that are out of reach. Two thirds of a sloths weight is the contents of a stomach. It takes a month to complete the digestive process for sloths. Due the lack of energy in leaves, sloths have low metabolic rates and keep their bodies at low the temperature range of 86-93 degrees Fahrenheit while they are awake.
The sea lions also bark and often use do that to interact with each other. Male sea lions barking is when they are looking for and attracting females before mating occurs. Added to that, the sea lion females use a specific vocalization during the mother-pup recognition sequence. In regard to hearing, sea Lions are believed to have excellent hearing both on land and in the water being the most important senses especially in water where hearing is probably acute. For example, the pups are able to identify the calls and sounds on their mother’s instinctively.
For over a million years the Congo River has deposited rich mineral sandy sediments; however, the soil is poor due to the amount of rainfall that washes away the rich mineral deposits (Congo Republic Dashboard; Haggett, 2002). In the Aka territory, there are at least eleven distinct ecological zones (B. S. Hewlett 1994) with great variety of approximately 10,000 plant species unique to the region; elephants, chimpanzees, bonobos, gorilla and 400 other mammal species; 1,000 bird species; 700 fish species; various invertebrates and species of caterpillars, termites, snails; sweet fruit, seeds, tubers, wild yams, fungi, and honey (Haggett
In our experiment, we examined the behavior of isopods by conducting the experiment based on our hypothesis: “If ten isopods are put into the test chamber, 5 in sand and 5 in soil, which environment will the pillbug prefer.” We hypothesized that the isopods would favor the soil more than the sand because pillbugs are typically found in soil and not in sand. Pillbugs are favored in soil because the natural role of a pillbug is to eat dead and decaying things but, in sand there are no nutrients available for pillbugs. Pill bugs are mostly found in moist environments, due to having gills, gills only function when they are wet so pill bugs will inhabit places in which air holds a lot of water
Sloths are very strange animals with their sluggish behaviors, yet they are very interesting at the same time. Sloths belong to the mammalian order Xenarthra, which also includes armadillos and anteaters. There are two different kinds of sloths, the two-toed and the three-toed sloth. There are four species of three-toed sloths and two species of two-toed sloths. Two of these species of sloth can be found in the tropical forests of Costa Rica, the brown-throated three-toed sloth (Bradypus variegatus) and Hoffmann’s two-toed sloth (Choloepus hoffmanni).
Therefore, depending on where it lived, was able to adapt to the land. An example of such, and most famous from Darwin, are the finches beaks. The size of the beak varied from island to island and bird to bird. Noting this, the islands all have a certain abundance of food supply, such as nuts to small insects. On the island of bugs, the finch would most likely have a longer but thinner beak to catch bugs.
Some of the animals will have traits that the breeder wants to preserve. In artificial selection, humans select animals over centuries, but nature takes hundreds of millions of years. So, the different breeds of dogs are considered to be different species because they cannot interbreed for mechanical reasons. David Attenborough, who presented in the movie, “Charles Darwin and The Tree of Life”, saw the biggest flower and the biggest creature in the world which is the blue whale. He discovered a thousand of bats, 200 different kinds of monkeys, 315 humming birds, 350,000 species of beetles and a quarter million of flowers in which a variety is astounding.
The problem is that human now hunt the bighorn ram for their horns. Now the current population of the Bighorn Ram has small horns and body size. Both in the over fishing of the Codfish and the hunting of the Bighorn, human has a great impact on them. In essence, created an evolutionary path that is only for the fittest in a given environment. The climate had a great impact on the palm tree.
Panda 's main food source is bamboo. This stumps scientists since bamboo is not high in nutrients and is not easily digested by the bear. That means that the panda has to eat an awful lot of it to get the nutrition it needs to live. Pandas will eat 50 – 60 pounds of bamboo a day. But, because bamboo trees are getting cut down, there is less bamboo for the pandas.
There was no chance of vision recovery and after all the veterinary care she was getting the zoo keepers decided to use her as an educational assistant. An invasive species is an organism (plant, animal, fungi or bacteria) that is not native to the ecosystem. The invasive species can also have a negative effect on the economy, the environment and our health. The great horned owl is not an invasive species but are a species control officer of sorts, by eating mice and other small mammals they keep the population
They consist of a greyish-brown color on their shoulders and back, in addition to having white fur on their limbs and stomach (Lang, 2005). These primates are herbivores, meaning they eat predominantly plants and fruit. However, they have been known to hunt for insects, as well. The average lifespan of the cotton-top tamarin is about 23 years (in captivity) (Bridgeman, 2002). In addition, the cotton-top tamarin is known to be diurnal, similar to humans, meaning it sleeps at night and hunts in the early hours of the day.