The Dangers Of Endangered Animals

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“Out of the 41,415 species on the Red List 16,306 of them are endangered and on the brink of extinction” (Endangered, 2016 ). We know that endangered animals have been becoming closer and closer to extinction, but what is considered an endangered animal? There are a few things that the species have to be to be classified an endangered species. Some of the reasons are, when the species has very limited space and when there are only a few mature individuals. The biggest one is the limited space, as we keep taking land from the animals.

Limited Space
A habitat is not only an animal 's home, it is the place where it finds food and raises it’s babies. When a species is limited to living in a confined amount of space it is classified
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When a species doesn’t really have their own territories, and if the animals are territorial, then some fights over mates can get ugly. A mate is another individual who is able to bear a child. Also, when the animals have limited space, the other animals get in the way of mating. When species of animals don’t have a lot of adult individuals, or they are not producing very many babies, then the animal is considered endangered. For example the giant panda, the giant panda can only produce one or two animals in their lifetime, just like how humans don’t have ‘litters’ of babies, we only have one at a time. That is how it is for pandas too. Animals like that then have a hard time making their population bigger which is why animals like that are put on the endangered …show more content…
This shocking fact shows us that we need to do something because if it keeps continuing at this daily rate, there won’t be any more plants or animals. Endangered animals are caused by many things ranging from natural disasters to the human population. Some of these reasons are caused by a particular set of people while other reasons are caused by just humans in general. Some of the reasons are overexploitation, pollution, and habitat loss.

OverExploitation Some animals are becoming endangered or vulnerable because of overexploitation for money. For example Orcas or ‘killer whales’ are being exploited for money by Seaworld. Orcas are being used as attraction at Seaworld. When animals are kept in small tanks like the Orcas at Seaworld, there can be some conflicts. Also, Orcas keep dying at places like Seaworld because of depression and illnesses. Right now at Seaworld they have 23 orcas in captivity. “At least 45 orcas have died at Seaworld” says Seaworld is over exploiting these creatures for our own enjoyment and the orcas are dying of depression, and the one simple way we can stop them, is by not going to

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