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  • How do humans effect Africa's endangered species? By: Torpey white
  • Black rhinoceros
  • Overview
    • Black are Africa’s tanks.
    • They have 4 inch thick skin
    • Horns that are 1foot 8 inches to 4 foot 4 inches
    • They are not black in color but a more dark gray or a dark yellow-brown
    • Rhinos can grow to be 5 foot 5 and 3,000 lbs
  • Diet
    • Rhinos tend to eat fruit, grass, shoots, bushes, and thorny wood bushes.
  • Human factor
    • Most poachers kill black rhinos for their horns or for entertainment.
    • The horns are valued for Chinese medicine and for jewelry.
  • Human factor
    • Though humans have caused the deaths of thousands of rhinos, they have also made conservation areas for the rhinos protection.
  • Gorillas
  • overview
    • Gorillas are the largest primates in the world.
    • They can grow to 5,9 and 450 lbs
    • They eat fruit, leaves, and shoots.
    • They have a blackish gray color to their fur
  • Human factor
    • Gorillas are very threatened in Africa.
    • They have been poached for there fur
    • Their habitats have been destroyed
  • Human factor
    • There have bean some regulations set so builders cannot build in the gorillas territory
    • Also many conservation areas have bean made
  • Geometric tortoise
  • Overview
    • The geometric tortoise only grows to 6 inches in diameter
    • They eat leaves flowers and grass
    • They have a strong black and yellow pattern on their shells
  • Human factor
    • These are the most rare species tortoises
    • Poached for there decorative shells there are only 2,000 to 3,000 left in the world.
  • Human factor
    • Geometric tortoises now live in conservation areas.
    • There have bean laws set in place so that no one can kill one or steal its eggs
  • Why I chose this topic.
    • I chose this topic because I am a huge WWF supporter and I knew these animals were greatly threatened.
  • What I already knew
    • First of all I already knew these species were endangered.
    • I also knew that they were herbivores
    • I knew that they lived in Africa
  • Surprising facts.
    • Rhino horns are in medicine and in jewelry
    • Gorilla fur is valuable
    • Geometric tortoises are the rarest species of tortoise in the world
  • Questions I have
    • How can I help these animals?
    • Are the protection efforts working?
  • Facts and photos provided by
    • http://www.panda.org/what_we_do/endangered_species/endangered_species_list/rhinoceros/african_rhinos/black_rhinoceros/
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Rhinoceros
    • http://www.rhinoresourcecenter.com/species/black-rhino/
    • http://www.savetherhino.org/etargetsrinm/site/1/default.aspx
    • http://www.worldwildlife.org/species/finder/rhinoceros/rhinos.html
    • http://www.earthsendangered.com/profile.asp?ID=1&sp=479
    • http://www.perlgurl.org/archives/blogpics/AfricaFieldNotes/WebRhino04.jpg
    • http://www.ruralmysteries.com/images/bigfoothair1.jpg
    • http://yeeeah.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/gorilla.jpg
    • http://www.arkive.org/media/9D/9D1AADE2-8535-459B-8B22-40E96C515898/Presentation.Large/photo.jpg
    • http://ekapa.ioisa.org.za/module5/images/Psammobatesgeometricus.jpg
    • http://www.stormchaser.ca/Wildlife/Masai_Mara/Black_Rhinos_02.JPG
  • Thank you