It will roll into a ball so that its stiff spines are protecting itself. The hedgehog has very poor eyesight. This was surprising for me because it would need could eyesight to be active at night. Instead of its eyes, they use their ears and sense of smell. Hedgehogs are immune to toxins so they are able to eat beetles, wasps, and some venomous
They can cause serious discomfort to dogs and create diseases. Without dogs, fleas would have a hard time surviving. One reason a human is like a flea is because they both live off their hosts. In this case, the Earth is the host for people, and the dog is the host for fleas. Humans live off the Earth’s resources.
Sowbugs are mostly vegetarian, but considered omnivores (The University of Arizona 1997). Found in many flower beds, flower pots, and greenhouses sowbugs are considered pest to many gardeners. But they happen to be very valuable because they are able to circulate soil without eating garden plants. As scavengers though, they also play a
Jaguars are animals that rely on smaller animals for food and depend on the forest for their survival as in terms of habitat and survival of their prey. They also inhabit the higher mountains and do not disturb anything other than wild animals. Jaguars devour animals both small and large like the small rodents like rats, turtles, monkeys; deer’s and even the tapir. They are naturally made to live and control these types of animals that invade human livelihood. Nowadays these cute creatures have been unexpectedly declining in population because of the many challenges in which they have to adapt.
About eighty-six percent of their diet is leaves, shoots and stems, seven percent is roots, three percent is flowers, two percent is fruit and the remaining two percent consists of ants, snails and grubs (Bonnett, 1986). The gorillas’ incredible strength allows them to easily break apart vegetation. They are rather fastidious when it comes to selecting what they consume and may only eat the leaves, pith, stalk or roots of the plant. They use their agile lips and hand dexterity to manipulate vegetation for the particular portion they would wish to deplete. The Mountain Gorillas do not over exploit for rapid replenishment to occur.
The canopies of trees provide a good source of wood which include mahogany, and ebony. Among the well known plants are the coffee plants and oil palms. (Peters, 2011) The Ituri rain forest provides an abundance of plants, animals, and insects for the Mbuti pygmies to hunt and gather for their survival. With this pictorial setting in mind my research paper will focus on the aspects of the Mbuti pygmies, gender relations, social organization, beliefs and social changes. Mbuti’s are known as Bambuti pygmies, they are considered the smallest people in the world standing only four to four and half feet tall.
Pileated Woodpecker According to Nature Works, The pileated woodpecker is about 15 inches in length and is one of the largest woodpeckers found in North America. It has a black body, a red crest, white stripes on its neck and black and white stripes on its face. It has yellow bristly feathers over its nostrils that keep out wood chips. The pileated woodpecker eats insects, fruits and nuts. A large part of its diet is made up of carpenter ants and beetle larvae.
For example, the weight of a secondary consumer in rainforest, wild boar, is about 50kg to 200kg whereas for a secondary consumer in river, stonefly, its weight is merely a few grams. Another type of interaction which exists in both ecosystems is mutualism whereby both organisms benefit each other. In rainforest, trees provide habitat and food to ants whereas ants would protect trees from herbivores. In river, there are lichens which consist of fungi and algae. Competition for resources is a common sight in any ecosystem.
Why is the animal endangered? What are humans doing to affect the sustainability of this species? The Moon Bear is endangered from illegal hunting of the Moon Bear’s body parts, habitat loss from logging & athe main reason being because over Asia thousands & thousands of bears are on bear farms, kept in tiny cages, in order to get bile (a liquid in bears produced by the liver, that helps to digest the bears fat) from the gall bladders. Catheters (a metal tube) are implanted into the bears gall bladder (next to the liver in the abdomen), where the bile is drained up to twice a day. The procedure is very unhygienic & causes many infections where some bears die as a result.
They release venom from groves in their teeth when they latch on the prey. Gilas latch on to their prey and inject venom to kill their prey into their open wound. It is interesting to know that no Gila monster has ever killed a human being. Gilas primarily feed on eggs and newborn animals.When people throw trash in the desert, the Gila monster might eat it. Gilas may spend more than 95% of their lives underground because they can go long without food.