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Postby harrypotter101 » Tue Oct 02, 2007 9:29 pm

What's your favorite endangered species :?:
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Postby horra_ana » Fri Oct 05, 2007 1:09 pm

Snow leopards.
Now it is only about 5000 species in the world. They live in mountains, average cat is about 50 kg, while an old male can reach 75 kg. They can purr like a small cats and jump up to 15 (!!!!) meters.
I adore this beautiful animals and have a dream to work to save them.
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Postby kotoreru » Fri Oct 05, 2007 2:21 pm

Coincya wrightii - the Lundy Cabbage. And why not??
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Postby harrypotter101 » Fri Oct 05, 2007 8:11 pm

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My favorite endangered animal is the Grey Wolf.


Physical Appearance and Characteristics: What color are gray wolves? If you said gray you're partly correct, they can also have white, red or black fur. Gray wolves are 2- 2.5 feet tall (shoulder height) and their bodies are between 4-5 feet long. Male wolves weigh on average 90 pounds and females generally weigh 80 pounds. Gray wolves can run 35 m.p.h. and can jump 12 feet.

Habits and Reproductive Cycle: Gray wolves live in packs with 8 to 35 members. The leader of the pack is the alpha.

Gray wolves, like maned and red wolves, mate for life. Usually only the alpha pair breeds. Pairs mate in the winter and about 9 weeks later 2 to 14 pups are born. Pups are born blind. Other females in the pack help take care of newborn pups. Within 3 to 5 months the young pups are able to travel with the pack.

Geographic Range: Presently the Gray Wolf inhabits Michigan's Upper Peninsula, northern Minnesota and Wisconsin and a large geographic range in Alaska, Canada, Europe, Middle East and Asia. The gray wolf once lived in diverse regions as Israel and Egypt.

Biomes: These highly adaptive animals once inhabited a variety of biomes within North America including boreal forest, temperate deciduous forest and temperate grassland.

Habitat: The forested areas of Northern Michigin, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

IUCN Status: Endangered There are approximately 2,500 gray wolves in the lower 48 states and about 10,000 in Alaska.

Threats to Survival: People have changed their ideas and public policies about wolves many times. Earlier this century people worldwide believed wolves should be hunted and killed because wolves were killing cattle and deer. Wolf populations were the lowest in Eurasia between the 1930's and 1960's. In the 1950's wolf numbers were the lowest in North America.

Today much research is being conducted to determine the best habitat for wolves. Recently, 30 gray wolves were re-introduced to Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. A thriving wolf population lives in northern Minnesota and there is an isolated population on Isle Royale National Park, Michigan. Worldwide, gray wolves are coming back due to research and public education efforts. Gray wolves now live in Rome (Italy), Spain, France, Poland, Germany, the former Soviet Union, Finland, Norway, and Sweden.

Diet: These carnivores (meat eating) eat anything ranging from field mice to huge caribou. As predators, gray wolves help to maintain balance in the food web. The loss of wolves in ecosystems have lead to the overpopulation of other animal species.

Language: Gray wolves communicate to each other through howling, body language and scent. Howling is used to assemble the pack, talk to other packs, assert territorial claims or as a source of pleasure. On a calm night, howls can be heard from as far as 120 miles away. Wolves use their faces and tails to indicate their emotion and status in the pack. A pack marks its territory by urine and feces.
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Postby Mascarell » Wed Dec 19, 2007 12:23 am

Alytes muletensis or Ambystoma mexicanum... both amazing
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Postby volcob » Wed Dec 19, 2007 2:45 am

my favorite endangered specie is the Philippne monkey eating eagle(Pithecophaga jefferyi)

it has a length of 95 cm or 38 inches, and is about three feet tall. The female is only 15% bigger than the male. Their wing-span is about 6 feet. They weigh about 17 pounds
one of the bigest of its kind(if not the biggest)
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Postby February Beetle » Wed Dec 19, 2007 5:29 am

Scott's Riffel Beetle

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Man in civilization surveys the creature through the glass of his knowledge and sees thereby a feather magnified and the whole image in distortion. - Henry Benson
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Postby onas » Wed Dec 19, 2007 8:23 am

i think that any endangered specie is worth fighting for its survival, i love all animals
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Postby harrypotter101 » Tue Jan 08, 2008 3:50 pm

I agree. But I still have to say that the grey wolf is my favorite.
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Postby Draco » Wed Jan 09, 2008 10:36 am

I'd say the white tiger.
They don't do that well in the wild, too easily spotted.
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Postby Jones » Thu Jan 10, 2008 5:12 pm

My favorite endangered species is the grizzly bear.

And harry, if you lived where I live you'd hate the gray wolf.
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Postby Draco » Thu Jan 10, 2008 9:50 pm

Why would he hate it?
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