They are also known to eat farm animals if they have to. Sometimes they will eat cattle straight from farmland. Fortunately, the Florida Panther is at the top of the food chain with very few natural predators. Their only real predators are adult alligators, which have been known to sometimes ambush the Florida Panther, and human beings. Humans are one of the main reasons that the Florida Panther is an endangered species.
(They live in the tropical rain forests of Central and South America.) It is also said that “they are especially vulnerable to the effects of forest fragmentation.” (2) Another reason that some Spider Monkeys are endangered is because of the threat of hunters. People of the same habitat as Spider Monkeys often hunt them for food. A big reason why they are so attractive as food to others is because of their huge size, with them being able to reach 24 pounds in weight as a mature male. Although the Spider Monkeys are suffering every day because of their loss of habitat and the threat of their hunters.
Long-tailed macaques are considered as pest animal in the region. As a result of increased human population and deforestation to give way for human development, long-tailed macaques can be found scattered in groups at various places in human population such as in towns, temples, tourist lodges and roadsides, thus sharing the same habitat and food with humans. High level of interactions between human and long-tailed macaques in the same habituation leads to the conflict between the two primates, resulting in various ecological and safety problems among humans. Due to invasions of human in the previously was M. fascicularis habitat, agricultural
Feral pigs have a lot of impact on native species, both animals and plants. This is because they are omnivores. One type of animal they eat is birds. They mainly eat their chicks, but this can have a big impact on the food web and hence the ecosystem. Amphibians, reptiles, invertebrates and small mammals are part of their diet too.
INCREDIBLE JAGUARS If you are ever in the rainforest of South America, you might not see a jaguar, but they are there. Jaguars are usually up in the trees, lying on a branch, sleeping or waiting for their food to walk by. They almost never attack people, but some have before. They are like the king of the South American rainforest. The main enemy of the jaguar is humans.
Bio 100 Homework due 11/05/12 Name : Nicholas Oliveira Go to the website on cheetah conservation www.Cheetah.org and read the following sections under the tabs About Cheetahs: Intro, Genetic Diversity, & Race for Survival 1. Why are cheetahs endangered? Our attitudes and misconceptions about these species have led to their endangerment because many people deal with their fear by eliminating predators. 2. What are the 5 most common causes of extinction?
This makes for a very bad situation for any other animal, including humans who venture too close. This made them very vulnerable as I come to find out after a couple of black rhinos were killed for their horns. They will stand their ground rather than run away. Now looking back at those days I started doing some research as to why they kill rhinos for their horns. It turns out that they believe the horns have medicinal and magical healing power.
However the Snow Leopard does compete with hunters who illegally hunt them for the selling’s of their organs. Over Population The Snow Leopard is expected to soon become extinct, and yes there are other species such as some of their small prey seeming to be overpopulating the area. The bunnies are said to be mass producing over in their habitat but only because of how quick bunnies and hare are at reproduction. On the other hand the larger prey are said to never be a problem of over population at this point because the snow leopard feed off them daily and because they don’t have a high
Texas Pumas were released to breed with the Panthers. Also, as of 1981 there has been collar monitoring which monitors where the panthers territory is. Other smaller actions are to conserve their habitat by not cutting down trees, help with genetic management by stopping inbreeding, and improve roads to make them safer for the Panthers to travel on. They are top predators in the environment and they regulate the food chain. Without them, the food chain would be thrown off
I feel that "extinction" is not something that has to happen, but happens because humans do not take care of the natural world, the way they should. Many extinctions, including birds and other living creatures, can simply be avoided if humanity put it in their best interest to change the way we run our ecosystem, considering how much these beautiful creatures help us maintain this earth. One of the greatest threats a bird endures is habitat loss. Birds from all regions such as forests, wetlands, grasslands, mountains, etc are losing their homes and resulting in their extinction. Another threat as previously mentioned is from humankind.