they help us just like we help them. they have a hard and complicated life and have to fight for survival unlike us. what some poachers need to realize is that they are killing the animals that one day could not be here. we always see them in zoos and other conservation areas but if the world keeps going as it is now we wont. page 4 Now that the gorillas are very close to being extinct is our job to help them and stop poaching and hunting.
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.
For example, bears and bulls were chained together and fight another. Over four hundred bears were killed in one single day. After zoos were for entertainment, animals started fighting the humans, so they caged them. Zoo expert, David Hancocks believes that zoos need to change their idea of keeping animal’s hostage before many species die out. David believes that most zoos do not prevent animals from being extinct; it puts an animal in misery.
The National Zoo in Washington D.C. had zebras that starved to death after being feed the incorrect and insufficient diet. The National Zoo's red pandas also died after ingesting rat poison in their food ("Zoos: The Historical Debate"). These are only two reported cases at one zoo. Innocent animals all over the world are dying due to the careless and uneducated actions of zoo keepers. Although it is highly uncommon for a wild gorilla to vomit, imprisoned gorillas are beginning to "regurgitate and re-ingest" their food in Rwanda (Tuyl 14).
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.
There are people that live in the forests that contain tigers and they are constantly in competition with them over the land available. Some have even gone as far as tearing down the trees completely, which can be used as a shield for the tigers, leaving them with nowhere to roam or hide. There were 110 tigers living on the same patch of land in the Gunung Leuser National Park which is located in Indonesia. Another 100 tigers were living on unprotected lands that would soon be gone ("Sumatran Tiger"). In doing this, tigers have nowhere to live and people are also giving hunters a better chance at catching a wild tiger.
In case hunting of animals, especially poaching continues globally, the number of animal species will decrease rapidly, resulting in extinction of specific species, such as the African rhinos and elephants. A report in Nature Magazine suggests that the decrease of animals may have an effect on the population’s genetics because the weakest animals will pass weak genes to their offspring causing an entire species to have defects. Therefore, it is better for hunters to let nature kill off the weak and sick animals for the preservation of the
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.
Anymore would cause tiger conflict to ensure. Females inherit tiger range from their mother. Males lurk throughout the forest to hunt and mate.” [What] Habitat loss decreases birth rate and lowers the survival rates. Tiger’s habitats are also being destroyed from agricultural expansion and development. “Tigers now live on less than 7% of their original habitat.”[What] “The main reasons tigers are endangered, or critically endangered—are illegal hunting for their pelts, meat and body parts (used for medicine), habitat loss from logging and other forms of forest dest... ... middle of paper ... ...er Forum of Range States.
Twins are common among pandas, but in the wild, the mother would not be capable of caring for both, so one would eventually die; however, in captivity, scientists can take care of one cub whil... ... middle of paper ... ...s are trying to conserve the world’s extraordinary animals so that people will never have to answer this unsettling question. Works Cited "Are Zoos Bad News?" SIRS Discoverer. ProQuest, 21 Jan. 2008. Web.