China's Animal life

The wildlife in China

The Golden Monkey

Golden monkeys are usually 2-3 feet tall. Their tails are as long if not longer than their bodies. Their diets include sprouts, buds, fruits, and seeds. Some people call the monkeys upturned-nosed monkeys because of the flatness of their nostrils. These monkeys are located in the mountainous trees. The monkeys take care of each other and keep each other safe, just like (some) human families do.

Red Crowned Crane

Red Crowned Cranes live in marshy grasslands. They eat fish, shrimp, and insects. They have a call that tells others to stay away from it's territory. The cranes make nests that last 31 to 32 days. They live there with their mate. They only leave their mate once their mate dies.

Panda

The Panda is a solitary animal meaning they can take care of themselves. They eat 35-55 pounds of bamboo a day. They may seem fat but they are good tree climbers. At first sight most people think of a bear, but some say the panda looks a lot like a raccoon. Pandas are the most well known animal in China. They are lazy most of the time, but can also be playful. Sadly Pandas are extinct, with only about 1,000 of them in the wild.

Chinese Dolphin

Chinese dolphins, also known as pink dolphins, live in Chinese waters of Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta. Unfortunately, Chinese dolphins are extremely extinct. In 2011 there were only 87 of them in the whole world! There diets include small fish. Only because they swallow their food whole. They are very playful creatures that sometimes leap out of the water for fun. They can swim on their backs and they sometimes seem to smile as if they are having a lot of fun.

Chinese Alligator

These alligators are much smaller than American alligators. The alligators are not harmful to humans unless provoked. They eat fish and birds; and also sometimes rodents. They are about 5 feet in length. Their lifespan is about 50-70 years depending on location. They pretty much have no predators except for humans,but the eggs and younger gators have to look out for large birds and fish.

Chinese Water Deer

These deer don't have antlers. Instead they have huge saber-tooth like teeth that come out of its mouth. with those big teeth you might expect them to eat animals like birds and rabbits, but they are actually herbivores. They breed between November to February. Newborns are shy and scared at birth.

Praying Mantis

First off, females eat male Mantises sometimes. Praying Mantises silently wait for their prey to show themselves. They hide in leaves and on trees, blending in with their surroundings. To get away from predators, sometimes pinch them. There are oven 2,400 species of praying mantises. And they are no where near extinct.

Brown Eared Pheasant

These birds can not fly well but can glide a great distance. They will fight if you mess with their territory. They build nests in hollow ground, or in bushes. They are endangered, sadly. Most say that this bird is the most extraordinary looking bird they have ever seen.

Crested Ibis

This bird is one of the rarest birds in the world. They eat fish, frogs, crabs and insects. The number of Iris is increasing. There are about 60 in all. And most are in captivity. There are people wanting to free the captive so they can breed naturally. Since there is such a small amount of them, not much information has been recorded.

NOW, WHAT YOU HAVE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR!...

Stag Beetle!!

Stag Beetles eat rotting wood.They use their claw teeth to fight other male beetles for territory and food. Female beetles are not very active. They rarely show themselves. The average Stag Beetle is about 10-15 cm in length. There are about 12,000 beetle species in the family of the Stag Beetle.

Citations

FACTS: onekind.org/education/animals_az_panda_giant/

chinatravel.com/facts/golden-monkey.htm

dolphins-world.com/chinese-white-dolphin/

theanimalfiles.com/reptiles/crocodiles/alligators/chinesealligator.html

animals.mom.me/indigenous-water-animals-china-9507.html

britannica.com/animal/Chinese-water-deer

bbc.co.uk/nature/life/Insect/by/places/china

ifce.org/endangered.html


PICTURES: onekind.org/education/animals_az_panda_giant/

chinatravel.com/facts/glden-monkey.htm

zoo.org/page/aspx?pid=1858#Yp-10JorK1s

thegef.org

dolphins-world.com/chinese-white-dolphin/

theanimalfiles.com/reptiles/crocoodiles/alligators/chinesealligator.html

britannica.com/animals/Chinese-water-deer

bbc.co.uk/nature/life/Insects/by/places/china

ifce.org/endangered.html