Endangered Animals

Allison M.

How animals are in danger

Lots of animals are in danger because of habitat pollution, meaning people are leaving their trash everywhere and releasing chemicals in the air. For example when you are driving your car it releases chemicals from your car into the air which is bad for birds. Polluting lakes is worse than you think. Animals in the water could choke or get caught in things you leave in the water. Even land pollution can hurt animals, it would kill the grass and then herbivores would have nothing to eat, etc.

Not only does pollution hurt, but habitat destruction hurts also. If animals don’t have a place to live they have to move or die. Most habitats are destroyed because of building farms and houses. When a place is destroyed most animals die, because they don’t move fast enough or they run out of food supply. People might think that planting trees will help, but it doesn't help everyone. Trees don’t help living things that live in water.

Humans are the main cause of animals dying. When animals are already endangered and/or protected people are still shooting them. Some people kill animals for something attached to them. An example of poaching is elephant’s people kill them for their tusks. People are also putting animals in an environment they don’t belong in. if an animal is in an environment it doesn't belong in it could die or, other animals that don’t know its dangers it could die.

Elephants

Elephants are herbivore which means they eat plants. Elephants can stand up to 13 feet tall. Elephants are the largest living land animals. Elephants live in forest and grassland. An ancestor to the elephant is a mammoth. Mammoths are now extinct leaving elephants in their place.

Like always humans are the main causes of elephants becoming extinct. People are killing elephants for one bad reason. All they want are the tusks. Those people that kill elephants are the one of many causes of elephant’s death. One elephant just disappeared from mid air and is still missing.

You might think that laws will help all elephants. Although that’s what you think, you are wrong. The only law protecting elephants is the Asian elephants. So every elephant except the elephants that are being protected are in danger. That would mean that if you estimate the last elephant species to die, it would be the Asian elephant.

Polar Bears

Polar bears are fast swimmers, but they can’t swim forever. They live on the coldest place on earth. Their main food is ringed tails. To catch their prey they have sharp teeth. When they hunt they mainly aim for the weaklings or children. Polar bears rarely have three cubs.

Polar bears are one of the many animals that are endangered. Global warming is only one of the reasons that they are endangered. Although they are great swimmers they can’t swim for a long distance so it is hard for them to live in a stable home. Polar bear cubs die from the starvation of male bears. Since polar bears rarely have 3 cubs the amount of dying bears will increase. Because polar bears live on ice global warming hurts the bear’s extremely.

Humans also hurt polar bear species. Hunting is one reason that polar bears are endangered. If we hunt they are hunted. Meaning if we don’t stop, they don’t stop dying. Because of this, laws are protecting them but it’s not enough. Pollution is another reason why polar bears are endangered. The more we drive the more pollution happens.

Gorllas

Mountain gorillas have the largest hair than any other gorilla species. Gorillas walk on their knuckles and feet to get around. The largest gorillas are the eastern lowland gorillas. Gorillas live in tropical forest. But gorillas might not last forever.

Even though hundreds of years ago gorillas weren’t threatened the world changes. Illegal hunting, habitat loss and deadly illnesses are all causes of gorillas in danger. Most of these reasons are caused by humans. Because of us gorillas have decreased 60%. Most of what we’re doing is poaching that kills gorillas.

If the forest are cut down that would be terrible for gorillas. If all the trees are cut down gorillas are to. Also if one sickness spreads in the forest gorillas can catch it and most likely die unless there is a doctor around. If a poison is spreading that is not only dangerous to us but also to the gorillas.

How We Can Help

One of the main reasons of animals dying is pollution. The way you can stop that is by picking up trash on the ground. Another way is to not even put trash on the ground in the first place. Ground pollution isn’t the only pollution; air pollution is also harmful to all animals. There are multiple ways you can help. One of the ways is you could walk or ride your bike to work or school. Another way is riding the bus. It still pollutes but not as much as ten people riding their cars at the same time as ten people riding the bus.

Destroying habitats is another reason animals are dying. There are some ways you can help. One of the ways is by keeping toxic waste away from forest, oceans, deserts, etc. Another way is promising to not cut down trees. The most important way is to plant 2 trees for every 1 tree cut down.

The last reason is because animals are being put in environments that they don’t belong in. if you put animals in a place they don’t belong in it hurts everything in the food chain. A way you can prevent that disaster from happening is keep animals the environment they belong in. some people also have animals as pets than they get scared of when they grow so they release them. So my point is if you want a pet be sure you can take care of it before you get, because if you don’t animals are in danger because of you.

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