My Endangered   Animals  By William Cooper-Harris
Endangered Species• There are a whole range of endangered  species but today we are only going to  look at a few of them.•...
• The first species on my list of the most  interesting and critically endangered animals  is the ivory-billed woodpecker.•...
CoelacanthsPicture of the coelacanth swimming  (pronounced SEEL-uh-kanth)
• Type: Fish• Diet: Carnivore• Average life span in the wild: Up  to 60 years• Size: 6.5 ft (2 m)• Weight: 198 lbs (90 kg)...
• A weird and wonderful, but thought to  be extinct 65 million years ago fish until  it was rediscovered in 1938 and is now...
• Did you know?• A coelacanths minuscule brain  occupies only 1.5 percent of its cranial  cavity; the rest is filled with f...
amazonian manatees
• Type: Mammal• Diet: Herbivore• Average life span in the wild: Up  to 12 years• Size: Up to 9.2 ft (2.8 m)• Weight: 790 t...
• amazonian manatees latin name is  Trichechus Inunguis.• Manatees inhabit the shallow, marshy  coastal areas and rivers o...
• Manatees are very good at memorising  things.• The freshwater Amazonian manatee  inhabits the Amazon River and its  trib...
• Did You Know?• Amazonian Manatees have been  known to swim at up to 30 kilometers  per hour (19 mph) in short bursts.
Mexican Walking Fish         Mexican Axolotl (pronounced ACK-suh-LAH-tuhl)
• Type: Amphibian• Diet: Carnivore• Average life span in the wild: 10 to  15 years• Size: Up to 12 in (30 cm)• Weight: 2.1...
• The Mexican walking fish is on the verge  of extinction. It’s a caecilian, and it lives  in – where else? – the waters of...
• Did you know?• Because they have the ability to  regenerate lost body parts, axolotls are  probably one of the most scie...
The Hairy Nosed Wombat
• Type: Marsupial• Diet: Herbivore• Average life span in the wild: 10 to  12 years• Size: Up to 40 in (102 cm)• Weight: 40...
• Though it looks similar to the standard  wombat, the hairy nosed wombat  possesses some unique features.• Among the rare...
• Did You Know?• The hairy nosed wombat’s teeth  continue to grow throughout its life.  Now they must have very very VERY ...
ICUN Red List• The International Union for  Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is the  worlds main authority on the  conservati...
• Of the 44,838 species assessed  worldwide using the IUCN Red List  criteria, 905 are extinct and 16,928 are  listed as t...
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  • Endangered Species

    1. 1. My Endangered Animals By William Cooper-Harris
    2. 2. Endangered Species• There are a whole range of endangered species but today we are only going to look at a few of them.• We will also look at the ICUN Red List which lists the endangered species of the world.
    3. 3. • The first species on my list of the most interesting and critically endangered animals is the ivory-billed woodpecker.• It lives or lived in the Southeastern part of the US as well as Cuba.• This huge woodpecker was considered extinct until 2004. Which was incredibly amazing as they had gone rowing and weren’t even looking for it.• For info go to www.allaboutwildlife.com
    4. 4. CoelacanthsPicture of the coelacanth swimming (pronounced SEEL-uh-kanth)
    5. 5. • Type: Fish• Diet: Carnivore• Average life span in the wild: Up to 60 years• Size: 6.5 ft (2 m)• Weight: 198 lbs (90 kg)• Protection status: Endangered
    6. 6. • A weird and wonderful, but thought to be extinct 65 million years ago fish until it was rediscovered in 1938 and is now endangered believed that only around 1000 remain in the deep sea.• Coelacanths are elusive, deep-sea creatures, living in depths up to 2,300 feet (700 meters) below the surface.
    7. 7. • Did you know?• A coelacanths minuscule brain occupies only 1.5 percent of its cranial cavity; the rest is filled with fat.
    8. 8. amazonian manatees
    9. 9. • Type: Mammal• Diet: Herbivore• Average life span in the wild: Up to 12 years• Size: Up to 9.2 ft (2.8 m)• Weight: 790 to 1,200 lb (360 to 540 kg)• Protection status: Endangered
    10. 10. • amazonian manatees latin name is Trichechus Inunguis.• Manatees inhabit the shallow, marshy coastal areas and rivers of the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico• On average, manatees swim at about 5 to 8 kilometers per hour.
    11. 11. • Manatees are very good at memorising things.• The freshwater Amazonian manatee inhabits the Amazon River and its tributaries, and never ventures into salt water.• The main causes of death for the sea cows are human-related issues, such as habitat destruction.
    12. 12. • Did You Know?• Amazonian Manatees have been known to swim at up to 30 kilometers per hour (19 mph) in short bursts.
    13. 13. Mexican Walking Fish Mexican Axolotl (pronounced ACK-suh-LAH-tuhl)
    14. 14. • Type: Amphibian• Diet: Carnivore• Average life span in the wild: 10 to 15 years• Size: Up to 12 in (30 cm)• Weight: 2.11 to 8 oz (60 to 227 g)• Protection status: Endangered
    15. 15. • The Mexican walking fish is on the verge of extinction. It’s a caecilian, and it lives in – where else? – the waters of Mexico.• Accustomed to being a top predator in its habitat, this species has begun to suffer from the introduction of large fish into its lake habitat.• axolotl do have teeth but you can’t see them - a bit like toothless from how to train your dragon.
    16. 16. • Did you know?• Because they have the ability to regenerate lost body parts, axolotls are probably one of the most scientifically studied salamanders in the world.
    17. 17. The Hairy Nosed Wombat
    18. 18. • Type: Marsupial• Diet: Herbivore• Average life span in the wild: 10 to 12 years• Size: Up to 40 in (102 cm)• Weight: 40 to 88 lb (18 to 40 kg)• Protection status: Critically Endangered
    19. 19. • Though it looks similar to the standard wombat, the hairy nosed wombat possesses some unique features.• Among the rarest mammals in the world.• It has a backwards-opening pouch• It is the largest burrowing herbivorous mammal known to humans.
    20. 20. • Did You Know?• The hairy nosed wombat’s teeth continue to grow throughout its life. Now they must have very very VERY long teeth!
    21. 21. ICUN Red List• The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is the worlds main authority on the conservation status of species.• It was founded in 1963• The Red List is the worlds most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of biological species.
    22. 22. • Of the 44,838 species assessed worldwide using the IUCN Red List criteria, 905 are extinct and 16,928 are listed as threatened to be extinct. Millions of species still need to be assessed to know their status.

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