Appearance680 - 910 kgNarrow body, long legs, muscular legs and a humpedback.Long hornsThe female horns are shorterThey have small thick hair all around themDark brown colour and blackFemales are more greyishBut the calves will have a reddish colour but it willtransform when it grows
Where they live in the wild?• Hills, grasslands, wooded grasslands and close to the monsoon forest.• rivers and lakes.• humid weather area• Wealthy places that has salt licks and other resources that they need.•
Their habits and life• Kouprey’s are herbivores.• Grass, leaves and other herbs and vegetables.• They eat usually at night• Eat during night time.• lives in herds of 20 with mixed group (bulls, cows etc.)• They are nocturnal, but sometimes they will be active in daytime.• Their life span is about 25 years in the wild.
Why Kouprey’s are endangered?• hunting them for their skull and horns• Skull and horns can use for decoration. It is a very common decoration that they use.• national symbols• Meat and to make carpets etc.• They sell the horns and skulls.
Changes over time and predictions for the future• population has gone down in 1980• People are still hunting them• In 2000 the kouprey’s population is increasing• If this continues, the population of the kouprey’s will go down again
What are organizations, politicians and scientists doing to help?• raising awareness and preventing them• researching and helping them.• strict laws against the illegal Kouprey hunters• Animal organizations are setting up donations to help.• Campaigns
What can we do? spreading the word• exhibitions, t-shirts etc.• help raise awareness.• Join and help out in organizations• Buying the iPhone 4 gs case called “Extinction iPhone 4S Kouprey IC865KU”.• Donate money• You can donate here: http://wwf.panda.org/how_you_can_help/support_wwf/donate/
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