The European fox was introduced to Australia so that people could hunt foxes. There were no foxes in Australia until their introduction in 1855 by the European settlers. It is estimated that there are about 7.5 million foxes in Australia. Natural habitat: Foxes live in multiple habitats such as our suburbs, lightly wooded areas, forests and deserts. During the day foxes sleep in dens, logs, and other sheltered areas.
In Australia, feral cats are a massive threat to many of their native endangered species, causing the deaths of millions upon millions of animals in incredibly short amounts of time. The worst part is that getting rid of these cats that originally came from the time that Europeans arrived is near impossible. This is until recently, John Read, an Australian ecologist, finished creating four robotic “grooming traps” after seven years of inventing. It wasn’t a simple design, as it took a great load of research and time to make. The trap works by first playing a sound of a typical feral cat’s prey, such as rats.
Some of the dangers they face are drought, bushfires, vehicle accidents, being shot and loss of habitat due to new houses and shopping centres being built. Foxes are introduced predators that kill the smaller of the species. Feral dogs and cats also prey on smaller wallabies and the joeys of larger kangaroos. Some species of kangaroo have overpopulated the country, as they can reproduce fairly quickly. Also, due to the extermination of the Tasmanian wolf, which was a natural predator to the kangaroos.
This essay by Terry Tempest Williams, is describing us first the massacre of the prairie dog that occurred at the Cedar Ridge Golf Course, where over 400 prairie dog where gassed to death. There are 5 species of prairie dog and they are now threatened and might be in extinct in couple of years. The people wanted to exterminate the dogs because they were running the range because they consume a large amount of green grasses and forbs. According to Williams, “Prairie habitat not only for themselves but also for other grassland species. Prairies dog create diversity, destroy them, and you destroy a varied world (p86/87).” In other words she means, killing specie is also killing other species because is a circular, each one of us is in this world for a specific reason.
The quote states “In the last 10-16 years, 1.5 people on average gets killed yearly by captive reptile, 1 by captive cat, 0.81 by captive elephant, 0.125 by captive bear and 0 by captive nonhuman primate,” reports Zuzana Kuhol, a REXANO o-founder “As a comparison, 45,000 people died each year in traffic accidents, 47 from lightning and 1,600 by falling down stairs” (REXANO). However, even though it is rare, it still happens and you can’t predict when it will attack. The quote claims “Exotic animals are wild animals with wild animal instincts, even when born in captivity. A wild animal is never 100 percent predictable. An animal that has behaved one way for many years cannot suddenly change.
Bees in Decline Honey bees visit around 50-100 different flowers in one collection trip for honey; What would happen if millions of hives are declining in populations? The decline in bees is a serious problem that could cause the beautiful spring colors to turn dark and saturated without colors. This epidemic is worldwide, and could be a serious problem, more than one third of what goes on your plate is made with products that have been pollinated by bees (The Bees in). The bees have been declining in most of Europe because of the rough cold winters they have had the past years dropping their populations by almost 53%, as well as pesticides dropping the populations and killing of the entirety of a single hive (). This problem could cause a
The common house fly is a pest all over the world. The adult has the fourth wing vein sharply angled and four lengthwise dark stripes on the top of the thorax. Its face has two velvety stripes, which are silver above and gold below(Dame et al., 2002). The female fly has a much wider space between the eyes than the male. The house fly is often confused with the face fly, which also infests structures.
Feral cat populations have skyrocketed over the last few decades, and no one can quite agree on what to do about it. The overpopulation of feral cats pose a danger to birds and other wildlife, along with some risks to humans given the diseases they could possibly carry. Both sides agree something must be done about the feral cat population, but the debate comes in what should be done. For years the solution to the problem was to simply kill the feral cats, but the use of TNR, trap-neuter-return, is becoming more popular. TNR offers the option to shrink the population of feral cats, without causing the death of thousands of kitties.
When you were little you might of dreamed of owning a pet tiger, monkey, bear, or some other crazy animal. Maybe you begged and begged your parents and finally one day they said maybe with the intention to never get you that crazy animal, but of course you didn 't know about that last part. However today it seem like it not just the kids who want exotic pets. Adults want this type of pet too, and if they actual have the money to get one, it turns out you can have a tiger as a pet. Take that mom and dad!
The Enhydra Lutris or commonly known as the Sea Otter is a type of Otter usually found along the coast of the Pacific Ocean in North America and Asia. The Sea Otter is just one type of species of Otter; in total there are 13 different types of Otter species and 1 extinct species. These are the 5 most known species of Otter: 1. Pteronura brasiliensis also known as the ‘Giant Otter’ is, as the name suggests, the largest otter and can grow up to 2 meters. This species is also endangered because of poachers and changes to their natural environment.