BoRn 2 B WiLd
By: Matthew Matthew
Real Life stories
Dangers to people
Non-domesticated animals , such as lions, tigers, leopards, and cougars, are commonly held as pets. These exotic animals are cute and cuddly when they are young but have the potential to kill or seriously injure people as they grow. Even a seemingly friendly and loving animal can attack unsuspecting individuals. Many large cats have escaped from their cages and terrorized communities. Several of these incidents have resulted in either serious injury to the persons who came in contact with the animal, or the death of the animal, or both.
Dangers to animals
By their very nature, these animals are wild and potentially dangerous and, as such, do not adjust well to a captive environment. Exotic animals do not make good Friends. They require special care, housing, diet, and maintenance that the average person cannot provide. By their very nature, exotic animals are dangerous. Although most exotic animals are territorial and require group interactions.
What's the impact on the environment?
Humans are now responsible for causing changes in the environment that hurt animals and plant species. We take up more space on Earth for our homes and cities. We pollute habitats. We illegally hunt and kill animals. We bring exotic species into habitats. All of these activities take resources and habitats away from plants and animals.
Human activity often changes or destroys the habitats that plants and animals need to survive. Because human populations are growing so fast animals and plants are disappearing 1000 times faster than they have in the past 65 million years. Scientists estimate that in the 21st century 100 species will become extinct