Mexican gray wolf Top 10 animals in danger of extinction There are numerous species currently in danger of extinction. Most of them are caused directly or indirectly by man: We will show you a list with 10 species that are critically in danger of extinction, but there are many more: Only ambitious plans for protection can save these fascinating species.
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Who knew a bat could be as cute as a kitten. The hairy frogfish lives in tropical and subtropical waters of both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. It hunts shallow, sandy areas by disguising itself as a weed-covered rock. As you will see from the video, the hairy frogfish is a voracious predator capable of swallowing prey as large as itself.
Baby Gorilla Gets Tough Adult male mountain gorillas drum their chests with their open hands in order to make a popping noise that resounds through the forest.
This drumroll warns other male gorillas to stay off their territory and away from their families. Young gorillas also drum in an attempt to show how tough they are.
In this video, a baby mountain gorilla in Rwanda fails hilariously when he tries to prove himself to a group of tourists.
There are fewer than 1, mountain gorillas left in the wild. Nto only are naked mole rats naked, but even though they are mammals, their family structure more closely resembles that of bees, ants, wasps, and other social insects.
All the mole rats living in each underground mole rat colony serve the needs of their giant mole rat queen—who, like a queen bee or a Animal in extinction ant does all the reproducing and is therefore the mother of all her subjects.
Naked mole rats are native to the grasslands of East Africa. However, some species can communicate nonetheless.
|Artificial extinction||Humans are just one of the millions of living species on Earth. It is important to acknowledge the interconnectedness of other species as the extinction of organisms have implications for those that remain.|
Ants for instance lay down a trail of chemical markers called pheromones to tell other members of their colony where to find a food source. Because bees fly to and from their food, a chemical trail is not an option for them.
Instead, honeybees are able to give their hive mates precise directions to a distant patch of flowers using an amazing form of dance. In this video, scientists tell us exactly how the bees accomplishing this incredible feat of nonverbal communication. Shape-Shifting Octopus Ooctopi are widely know to be the most intelligent of all invertebrates.
They can learn such relatively complex tasks as undoing latches and opening jars—and they are infamous for their ability to escape from tanks and other enclosures. But the recently discovered mimic octopus of the South Pacific adds a strange, new twist to octopus intelligence with its ability to disguise itself as any number of other sea creatures in order to scare off would-be predators.
The fish knocks bugs off of overhanging vegetation by blasting them with a powerful stream of water from its mouth. These amazing fish can spit water up to two meters six feetand they almost always hit their mark.
One species of ant making slaves of another. The slave-makers are known as Polyergus ants, and they are native to North America. Periodically, Polyergus will raid the colonies of another species, where they use an array of deceptive chemical signals to overcome the other ants.
They then carry eggs of the conquered species back to their own colony, where they they raise them and put them to work.
One of the most interesting aspects of this slaving behavior is that, not only does the Polyegus queen participate in the raid, but she is key to its success. The queens of all other species of ants never leave the nest.
Deep sea anglerfish live so far down in the ocean that there is very little light in their environment. Creatures at that depth are drawn to any illumination, and the anglerfish takes advantage of that fact by using its natural headlamp to attract prey.
Wait till you see how they mate! In Central and South America, vampire bats emerge at night to sneak up on mammals such as cattle, shave a little skin off of them while they sleep, and drink their blood.
In fact, vampire bats at the only mammal species that subsists entirely on a blood diet. Although few vampire victims die of blood loss, some do get rabies from these furry parasites. But no creature puts more effort or artistry into courtship than the male bowerbird of New Guinea.
Not only does this amazing avian acquire hundreds of objects of art in order to impress the female of his species, but he builds an entire structure in which to house his collection.
The Father That Gives Birth In most animal species, it is the female that carries and gives birth to the young. Seahorses, however, are different. The male carries the eggs until they hatch, after which he gives "birth" to a brood of young seashores.The following are lists of extinct animals.
By region. List of extinct animals of Africa. List of extinct animals of Réunion; List of extinct animals of Asia.
List of extinct animals of India. Extinction is when an animal species no longer lives on the Earth. Extinction is nothing new, but what is new are some of the reasons the Earth is now losing more animals, at a faster rate than it is believed ever before in Earth’s history.
The extinction of an animal species occurs when the last individual member of that species dies. Although a species may be "extinct in the wild," the species is not extinct until every individual, regardless of location, captivity, or ability to breed, has died. Jul 14, · Mankind has the dishonor of quite possibly being the most destructive force to ever hit mother nature.
This list looks at some of the more recent, . Top 10 animals in danger of extinction Most of them are caused directly or indirectly by man. Only ambitious plans for protection can save these fascinating species. the extinction crisis It's frightening but true: Our planet is now in the midst of its sixth mass extinction of plants and animals — the sixth wave of extinctions in the past half-billion years.
We're currently experiencing the worst spate of species die-offs since the loss of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago.