A population of endangered gorillas living in a national park in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has dropped fifty percent because of rebels, says the Bronx Zoo-based Wildlife Conservation Society. Around the border of Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda, Kahuzi-Biega National park is now a battleground, with different rebel groups fighting in the area. Now many rebels and refugees living in the park’s borders, bamboo is harvested and used for building materials, and hunt large amounts of wildlife for food and commercial trade. Even the number of illegal snares has grown. It seems that for one reason or another people do not want to stop hunting for Apes or Gorillas.
The exact number f Western Lowland Gorillas is not known because they inhabit some of the most dense and remote rainforests in Africa. Significant populations still exist including in isolated swamps and the remote swampy forest of the Republic of Congo. The Western Lowland gorillas are hunted very often but it is illegal to hunt them. The hunting and killing of Gorillas is illegal but still the animals are killed for bushmeat or during the capture of baby gorillas for pets. About 5% of western lowland gorillas are killed each year.
Conservation and Management There are some reasons that have contributed to why there are less than a 1000 mountain gorillas left in the world. Poaching, habitat loss, and disease play major roles in shaping the population size of the mountain gorillas. Poaching is where adult gorillas are maimed or killed by traps set to abduct infants for illegal selling to zoos and as pets. Increased armed patrolling in the Virunga and Bwindi regions combats this. Due to the lush vegetation in the Virunga and Bwindi regions, there is an increased interest for agriculture in the forest areas and this increased interest has led to habitat loss for the gorilla populations over the years.
The koala can run on land, but in the event of an attack the n... ... middle of paper ... ... In New South Wales there are more than twenty species of gum trees that were found to be used as food for the koalas. One koala was even seen eating the leaves of the introduced weeping willow. There is a huge variety of plant life that the koala will feed on, but it all depends on the location in which the koala lives. There are vary dangerous plant life for the koalas, some leaves in the area have special enzymes which control koala feeding habits (Sarre 1999).
Carnivores as fearful as they may seem, are still susceptible to injuries, and when injured they can become even more dangerous. Big cats and bears are not the only carnivores out there since that is usually the first animals that would come to mind when thinking about carnivores. There are even more than 600 species of carnivorous plants (Bradford, 2016). These kinds of plants receive their nutrients by digesting insects and sometimes even, small mammals and frogs by trapping them. Carnivorous plants all have their own special way of trapping prey to receive the nutrients to sustain their lives from snapping jaws to sticky mucus (Bradford,
Sumatran tigers Tigers are carnivores (meat eaters), they feed on wild pigs, wild cattle and some species of deer. The sumatran tiger can consume a total of 40 pounds of meat at once, although they can go for days without eating. Some adaptations to the Sumatran tiger include, patterned colouring changing, Their teeth and also The Sumatran tiger prefers a dense tropical rainforest near rivers or swamps, they tend to be around lower annual rainfall, farther from forest edge and closer to forest centers. They strongly avoid forest areas with high human influence. In acacia plantations they tend to use areas closer to water, and prefer areas with older plants.
Plus, cougars have many animals to feed on in the Eastern states so it would take awhile for a cougar to die. Cougars live in secluded areas, if one would happen to die it would most likely be eaten by scavengers before any human could identify it and get a sample of DNA.
The Silverback makes all the groups decisions, so when the silverback dies the “troop” or “band” will disburse and form or join a new group. Younger males are called “blackbacks” because of the fact they have not yet grown the silver hair. Although not all male gorillas receive a silver hair color. ... ... middle of paper ... ..." WorldWildlife.org. World Wildlife Fund, 10 June 2008.
By 1900 lions were no longer found in Syria; today Asiatic lions are limited to the Gìr Sanctuary in India. Lions also roam Africa south of the Sahara, particularly the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and the Kruger National Park in South Africa. This drastic reduction in range came about as humans and domestic livestock spread into savanna lands. Because lions live in open areas, they are easily shot by hunters and herders. Lions fur coats are a highly prized possession by poachers, and are worth a lot.
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.