Difference Between Extinction And Endangered Essay

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What is the difference between extinction and endangered? Extinction is where the state or process of a species, family, or a larger group also known as dying out. An example of an extinct animal would be a Carolina parakeet. The parakeet was the only native parrot species native to the United States. The Carolina parakeet went extinct in 1918. The last known wild specimen was killed in Okeechobee County, Florida, in 1904, and the last captive bird died at the Cincinnati Zoo on February 21, 1918. A factor that contributed to their extinction was the unfortunate flocking behavior that led them to return immediately to a location where some of the birds had just been killed” (the last carolina parakeet). This led to even more being shot by hunters as they gathered about the wounded and dead members of the flock. Although the death of the last know of this species is a mystery. “ An endangered animal species is a species of an animal considered to have a high risk of becoming extinct in the near future”(Williams).” An example of an endangered specie would be a leatherback turtle. Even though their are many different places anyone can find a leatherback turtle there are very few of them. People say they are critically endangered species. The governments of the world needs to improve the list of endangered species in order to prevent extinction of most animals because they are not being protected properly.
Criminal activities are taken very serious with endangered species. “In…

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