The red panda, also known as the lesser panda, is one of the most interesting animals in the world. This mammal has reddish-brown fur and a long striped tail. An interesting fact about this animal is that it is the only species in their genus, Ailurus (except for their ancestors). Recent studies showed that the red panda's family is the Ailurus. Previous studies often thought this mammal was either in the Urisadae family, which consists of bears, or the Procyonidae family, which consists of raccons.The red panda's scientific name is Ailurus fulgens.Not only that, but this animal is also known by many names such as the Fire C, Bright Panda, Common Panda, and Sankam.
The Liger is larger, but it is a man-made hybrid living only in captivity, CREATED by mating a tigress (Amur or Bengal tiger) with a male African Lion. The resulting offspring can grow up to be 12 to 15 feet long and weigh up to one thousand pounds or more. Depending on where the few remaining tigers live today, they are hated, or worshipped as a symbol for saving the environment or a commodity to be killed and sold for its pelt, and other body parts. Athletic teams and military units all over the world use the tiger as an icon. Advertisers use them to sell everything from gas to miracle potions promising eternal youth and vitality.
The Giant Panda is a world-wide symbol. This black and white spotted species is originated in China where they used to strive in lowland areas but were utterly forced upland into the mountainous regions of China due to continuous farming, as well as the cleansing of very important forests that provide food and shelter for these pandas. This gigantic, bamboo-eating fur ball can range up to nearly two hundred and fifty pounds when found in the wild for male pandas, and nearly up to two hundred and twenty pounds for females which may be considered as rare for female pandas. When on all fours, these pandas can range up to as big as two to three feet tall, with a length of four to six feet. Pandas are very much known for their enormous physique, but what makes them so large is their huge stomachs.
Habitat Information Snow Leopards are found in rocky mountain regions of Asia. Their habitat range is between where the tree line stops and the snow line begins on the mountains. Human Threat Information Although snow leopards pose no threat to humans, they are hunted as a result of preying on livestock. They are also endangered due to loss of habitat and poaching for their pelt and bones. They lose their lives as a result of conflict with human communities.
What makes an orangutan special? So many things do. Orangutans are born with an ability to reason and think. This large, gentle red ape is one of humankind’s closest relatives, sharing 97% of the same DNA. Indigenous peoples of Indonesia and Malaysia call this ape “orang hutan” literally translating into English as “person of the forest.” In times past they would not kill them because they felt the orangutan was simply a person hiding in the trees, trying to avoid having to go to work or become a slave.
The Bornean orang-utan species has about 40,000 animals left in the wild, a much healthier number then the Sumatran orang-utan but still not ideal. While there are millions of acres of degraded land that could be used for plantations, many oil palm companies choose to use rainforest land to gain additional funds by logging the timber first. They also use uncontrolled burning to clear land, resulting in hundreds of orang-utans being burned to death and those who survive are left with nothing to eat. Approximately the area equivalent to 300 football fields per hour is being destroyed of the rainforests where the orang-utans reside, through the conversion to
Monkeys are generally considered to be intelligent. Unlike apes, monkeys usually have tails. Tailless monkeys may be called "apes", incorrectly according to modern usage; thus the tailless Barbary macaque is called the "Barbary ape". As I walked around the zoo I realized that I was very interested in the African Apes exhibit. They are really fascinating to me, I like how they are from the same origin as humans but yet they still have their differences.
For instance, slash-and-burn agriculture, which results in forest degradation, is still practiced in both subsistence farming and the illegal production of rum (Irwin and Ravelomanantsoa 2004; Lehman et al. 2006b, Scales 2012). These agricultural practices alter the structure of the forest resulting in habitat loss for many different species (Mutschler and Feistner 1995). Furthermore, deforestation transforms old-growth primary forests into early succession (second-growth) forests, and increases the number of forest fragments and edge habitats (Mutschler and Feistner 1995,
Bengal tigers are an endangered species. The current population of wild Bengal tigers in the Indian subcontinent is around 1300 - 1500. Which is less than half of the previous estimation of 3000 - 4500 tigers. Bengal tigers are in danger of extinction due to over-hunting by poachers. 5. http://www.predatorconservation.com/tiger.htm http://www.rainforestanimals.net/rainforestanimal/bengaltiger.html http://www.animalcorner.co.uk/rainforests/bengaltiger_about.html http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/mammals/tiger/Bengaltigerprintout.shtml http://www.iloveindia.com/wildlife/indian-wild-animals/bengal-tiger/index.html 6.