Michael, the male silverback gorilla who grew up with Koko, had a working vocabulary of more than 600 signs. The way you can help keep gorillas from becoming extinct is that you can deny any gorilla parts that are being sold to you and report them to the authorities, donate money to the Gorilla Foundation at www.koko.org or to the zoo nearest you. The extinctions of these animals are in great danger. Just by simply destroying the forest, we are also destroying the habitats of smart gorillas. Because of human caused disorders and disasters, gorillas will not live for ever.
Most species of wild primates live in rainforests on various continents. Hiding in the tops of trees is very common for many primates but several species live on the ground instead. Protecting Primates from Extinction The loss of natural habitat, disease and capture has reduced the number of many primate species. Hunters have captured large numbers of chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans for circuses and zoos. Many hunters kill primates to use the fur, body parts or meat.
First of all, habitat loss, where forests are replaced with farming lands so gorillas are forced to go up higher on the mountains to protect themselves from poachers (illegal hunters) and to guard their offspring. In addition that when a rebellion started in Rwanda in 1990, people escaped to the Parc National des Volcans (Volcanoes National Park) and because they needed nourishment to feed their families, people destroyed the rainforest by ... ... middle of paper ... ...ing gorillas where their main objective is: “The Gorilla Doctors are dedicated to conserving wild mountain and eastern lowland (or Grauer's) gorillas through life-saving veterinary medicine and a One Health approach. Our international team of veterinarians is the only group providing these critically endangered animals with direct, hands-on care in the wild.” (“Saving a Species One Gorilla at a Time” 1). Taking everything into consideration, mountain gorillas, which are currently endangered, needs our efforts to help it survive the tough conditions it faces every day in its environment. Although many conservations are working on saving these peaceful animals, I believe that every single person should try helping at least by donating an amount of money even if it was small amount, it would save the balance of this environment.
They will stay with their mother for at least two or three years before going and finding their own territory. Bengal tigers have really no known predator, other than poaching humans. Being native to Asia, Bengal tigers live in the steamy rainforests on the Indonesian Islands, which is some of the coldest regions in Asia, mangrove swamps, and jungles throughout India. They like to live in spacious areas, they need so much space, that only “100 square kilometers of forest would only support about sixteen of these tigers. Anymore would cause tiger conflict to ensure.
The destruction of their habitat and destruction are the two great threats to the gorillas. The places where they are found are poor and densely populated. The land that is set aside for gorillas is being taken over by agriculture. The wire traps that poachers set out for antelope usually end up catching gorillas instead. People kill them for their heads and hands as trophies.
Zoos around the world are taking innocent helpless animals from their parents and homes to put on display for our enjoyment, not education. These actions would not be tolerated if it were human children, so why are we doing it to baby animals? Extreme distress, lack of space, inproper diet, inbreeding and insemination, surplus animals, and a lack of educations are all issues that can be resolved with the shutting down of zoos. Animals suffer more harm from zoos than they benefit. Zoos do more harm than good and need to be shut down.
That’s not what most owners want but several pets will only feed on live food. “Born Free USA, a nonprofit advocacy organization that strives to end the ownership of wild animals, has documented some 1,500 attacks, including 75 human deaths, escapes and other incidents involving exotic pets since 1990.” according to MyHealthNewsDaily. Another thing to consider is these are wild animals, so they don't like to be in their cage. Exotic pets will do anything to get out of their enclosure. If exotic pets get out it is a grave jeopardy to anyt... ... middle of paper ... ... but they are not worth it to own.
Wildlife Management in Africa In the past three decades, many of Africa's wild animals have suffered a massive decline in population due to poaching. Africa is the world's second largest continent and home to thousands of species of animals. Unlike in North America, most of these animals roam completely free in an almost totally undeveloped environment. In attempt to save these animals from possible extinction, anti-poaching laws have been enacted by governments throughout Africa, as well as an international ban on ivory trade. Anti-poaching regulations have in turn stemmed the formation of programs and policies for the management of Africa's wildlife.
Fossey contributed to much understanding of mountain gorillas. Dian Fossey was so driven to protect mountain gorillas because they are an endangered species. Several threats have kept their population from thriving. One threat is disease, especially those which humans are equally as vulnerable to (Ferber, 2000). Tourists enjoy visiting the mountains of Rwanda to admire the gorillas and encourage their safety; however, humans help put mountain gorillas at risk.
There are many animals in the world. Even we don’t know the exact number of them. Recently, it’s difficult to find some species because they already threaten and most of them become extinct. We can’t find the great ape called chimpanzees easily in the Africa forest. The largest population of chimpanzees are in central Africa, mainly Gabon, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and Cameroon.