Endangered Animal Essay

576 WordsJun 20, 20133 Pages
Endangered animals Endangered animals are those animals which are in danger of going to be extinct. Eg. Tiger, Panda, Wolf Tigers Tigers are native to much of Asia, from some of the coldest regions to the steamy rainforests of the Indonesian Islands. They are the top predator in every ecosystem they inhabit. The approximate weight of the male is 500 pounds and the female is 300 pounds. The length of the male tiger is 10 feet and the female 8 feet. The average height of a tiger is 3 feet Tigers which live on cold regions are paler in colour and larger in size their fur is long and thick Tigers which live in warmer regions are smaller in size and more colourful and have shorter fur Until the 20th Century there were nine tiger subspecies that probably numbered over 100,000 animals. They included the giant 660-pound, or 300 kilo, Siberian and Caspian tigers as well as the relatively small—and now also extinct—200-pound (90 kilo) Balinese tiger. Depending on whether there are any remaining South China tigers—nobody has seen one in years—there are either 5 or 6 tiger subspecies remaining in existence; all are endangered. All tiger subspecies put together currently amount to around 3,200 endangered tigers remaining in the wild. The main reasons tigers are endangered—in most cases cases, critically endangered—are illegal hunting for their pelts, meat and body parts Panda In the wild, giant pandas only live in a few mountain ranges in central and western China, mainly in Sichuan, Shaanxi, and Gansu provinces. Because of habitat destruction, the pandas now live in a series of broken ranges. Giant pandas are an endangered species and their numbers are dwindling very quickly as their habitat is destroyed. There are roughly 1,000-1,500 pandas living in the wild (in China). There are about 120 living in zoos and breeding centers around the world. This

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