A typical full-grown adult giraffe will eat over 70 pounds of leaves, twigs, and fruit each day. Giraffes don't need to drink water very often because there is so much water in the leaves they eat. However, when they do drink water, they can drink several gallons at a time. This is good because a giraffe has to bend down and get into a vulnerable position when drinking. Not a good idea when there are lions sneaking around!
November 17, 2010 4th Degree Level of Social Behavior What animal is the largest primate in the world? You guessed it. The tropical forest dwelling, chest pounding, opposable thumbed and toed gorilla. Gorillas have many defining physical characteristics, starting with their stomachs. Their stomach size is larger than their chest due to the enlarged intestines, which digest the bulky fibrous vegetation they consume.
Howler Monkey I want to introduce you to the howler monkeys. Howler monkeys don’t need a loud speaker to talk. These boisterous primates eat leaves from the canopy of the forest along with fruits, nuts, and flowers. They live in tropical central and South America and also they live in small groups of about 12 individuals. They have a short snout, and wide-set, round nostrils and grow to be about 2 feet in length, not including their 30-inch tail.
They look so calm and friendly with their graceful motions. People can not help but be curious as to what their thinking. Are the animals bored or do they want to eat people? It’s hard to gauge the state of mind of the animals. The animals have been removed from their natural habitat; however, the zoo does an excellent job recreating a false environment with the landscaping.
Moving forward the reader learns of a young lieutenant that stood out from the stereotypical officers that one would expect to deal with. In the view of the veterinarian, this lieutenant behaved more reasonable and that of a normal human than that of other officers. It is almost as if the veterinarian feels a respect of sorts toward the way in which the lieutenant handles the orders that he is given. The decision to spare the elephants from elimination appears to be the act that made the veterinarian view the lieutenant differently. This same lieutenant has returned to the zoo on this day to commandeer the one mule and wagon.
The gorilla, like us humans, are one of the few living representatives of the superfamily Homonidea remaining on our planet, as many have gone extinct. The gorilla is a mammal and belongs under the order of Primates, genus Gorilla, and the scientific classification of the species is Gorilla beringei, which was first described by Paul Matschie in 1903. There are two subspecies of Gorilla beringei; the eastern gorilla, classified as subspecies Gorilla beringei, and the western gorilla classified as subspecies Gorilla gorilla. The gorilla is an iconic animal because their ecology resembles humans’, as does their physiology and morphology. Their genetic similarity with humans makes them a great species to help unravel our very own evolutionary history.
Although they actually differ from other flying birds, as they have a much heavier skeleton that helps them be good swimmers. According to Stephan Anieter in his article “Humans A Threat To Penguin Life”, he infers that penguins evolved right after the dinosaurs extinction. Anieter also mentions that penguins have mostly evolved in areas where humans don’t live. Currently large penguin populations are found in south of the equator, near islands. Sea World is an online organization whose mission is to educate and create awareness to scholars, parents, and children about the relationships between humans and the environment, where they mention that penguins mostly live in areas that are free of land predators due to their inability to fly( Sea World).
It is sad though the way some animals are treated in zoos; I personally think the board of directors of a zoo should be personally held accountable for the well fare of the animals in their keeping. PRO'S Zoos nowadays are not marketed as places of entertainment - they are places of education. Most modern zoos have their main emphasis on conservation and education - the reason that so many schools take children to zoos is to teach them about nature, the environment, endangered species, and conservation. Far from encouraging bad treatment of animals, zoos provide a direct
What I liked about the zoo a lot wasn’t just because the animals and Native plants, but the history and background knowledge. I became more aware of when the animals migrated to California and how long they have been there and why they are native California animals. Also there were rare animals that I have never heard of and were going extinct. What surprised me
Is keeping animals in zoos cruel? Background: zoos, endangered animals, roaming around their habitat Disagree: safe, enough food, protected poachers, Agree: natural habitat, no socializing Nowadays, in zoos all over the world, zookeepers are trying to protect endangered animals, by keeping them in captivity. The question is by doing so, do they really protect the animals or are they harming them. Some people claim that keeping animals in the zoo is not cruel as animals can get plenty to eat without having to worry about scarcity of food. Some people argue that keeping animals in zoos is cruel as animals are kept away from their natural habitat and there would be no chance for animals to socialize with each other.