By DK Publishing
Animals Alive is an exhilarating exploration of animal existence during the a long time. a number of wonderful animals are illustrated and brought — yet why are a few of them now not alive? to provide an explanation for this, the concept that of extinction is laid out, with a glance on the dying of the dinosaurs and the world's different significant extinction occasions. trying to the current, the e-book additionally celebrates the range of existence in the world this day. Animal profile spreads are filled with photographs and comprise key proof, distribution information, and different awe-inspiring details. utilizing the classifications of the foreign Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Animals Alive seems on the present threats dealing with animals in the world and divulges how a few species have introduced again from the edge through conservation.
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CR main threats Hunting—leatherbacks are hunted sometimes for their meat, but mostly for their eggs. They also get caught in fishing nets or on longline hooks, and drown. Pollution—turtles mistake plastic bags, balloons, and other plastic waste for jellyfish. Habitat—many nesting beaches are being destroyed by development along the coast. Population Uncertain, but known to be declining rapidly in the Pacific Size 3¼–6½ ft (1–2 m) Weight 550–1,500 lb (250–700 kg) Diet Jellyfish, sea squirts Habitat Open seas Lifespan Possibly 20–30 years Range Baby turtles normally run to the sea during the night to avoid predators.
Disease—the warmer temperatures created the right conditions for the spread of a deadly fungal skin disease called chytridiomycosis. Habitat—the golden toads were vulnerable to changes in their environment because they lived in such a small area—only 11 sq. mile (30 sq. km). the females were darker, with yellow-edged red blotches. (c) 2011 Dorling Kindersley. All Rights Reserved. 55 FISH Fish Fish are Earth’s EXPERT SWIMMERS. Born for a life in water, most have a streamlined body with SCALES, fins, and a tail for power and STEERING.
C) 2011 Dorling Kindersley. All Rights Reserved. 33 VU Polar bear Ursus maritimus MAMMALS Imagine if the ground you walked on suddenly started to disappear. This is the problem facing the world’s largest land carnivore, the polar bear, as the Arctic sea ice melts. King of the north These enormous bears are well adapted for living on snow and ice with thick fur and a layer of body fat for warmth. Their broad feet spread their weight on thin ice and have rough pads that prevent them from slipping.
Animals Alive by DK Publishing