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This student presentation covers 3 different species: 1 extinct, 1 threatened with extinction, and 1 which has recovered from the brink of extinction

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  1. 1. Extinct Endangered Recovering <ul><li>Tebogo Christopher Seshibe </li></ul>
  2. 2. Animals Quagga Wild Horse Parrot Fish Rainbow Fish American Burying Beetle
  3. 3. Parrot Fish Rainbow Fish Scarus guacamaia <ul><li>Classification : Endangered </li></ul>Tebogo Christopher Seshibe
  4. 4. Description <ul><li>Deep green base colour </li></ul><ul><li>Technicolour </li></ul><ul><li>Teeth conjoined making “ beak ” </li></ul><ul><li>Males usually more elaborate colours than females to attract mate </li></ul>
  5. 5. General Information <ul><li>Mid Atlantic Ocean </li></ul><ul><li>Oceanic region </li></ul><ul><li>Live in coral reefs up to 25m below sea-level </li></ul><ul><li>Scrapes algae and organic matter from coral </li></ul><ul><li>Schools up to 40 </li></ul><ul><li>Supermale leads the school </li></ul><ul><li>Youth stay in mangroves which protect them from predator and provide food </li></ul>
  6. 6. More… <ul><li>Able to change sex </li></ul><ul><li>Supermale usually female changed to male and very dominant </li></ul><ul><li>Endangered due to loss in mangroves, overfishing, pollution, coastal development </li></ul>
  7. 7. Quagga - Wild Horse Equus quagga <ul><li>Classification : Extinct </li></ul>Tebogo Christopher Seshibe
  8. 8. Description <ul><li>Sub-species of the Zebra </li></ul><ul><li>Front half - stripes like that of a Zebra </li></ul><ul><li>Mid-Section - stripes becoming larger and fading </li></ul><ul><li>Rump-Section – plain brown </li></ul><ul><li>At birth: cream white with faint stripes </li></ul><ul><li>Bright Copper-Gold Eyes </li></ul><ul><li>Short Neck </li></ul><ul><li>Long Legs </li></ul><ul><li>Curved Body </li></ul>
  9. 9. General Information <ul><li>Desert area </li></ul><ul><li>South Africa : Cape Town, Orange Free State (Kalahari Desert) </li></ul><ul><li>Hunted for hide, meat, and food for domesticated animals </li></ul><ul><li>Lived in small herds (10-15) </li></ul><ul><li>Older Quaggas protect herd </li></ul><ul><li>Younger Quagga search for food and water </li></ul><ul><li>Ate: grass, mil ’ no plants, cacti, desert lichens, leaves of nearby trees. </li></ul>
  10. 10. More… <ul><li>18 August 1883 – believed death-date of last existing quagga in the Artis Magistra zoo in Amsterdam </li></ul><ul><li>First extinct creature to have DNA tested </li></ul><ul><li>Sprinters: Fast runner, low endurance </li></ul><ul><li>Heat occurs once every two months unless pregnant </li></ul><ul><li>Mare chooses stallion </li></ul><ul><li>1 year gestation period </li></ul>
  11. 11. American Burying Beetle Nicrophorus Americanus <ul><li>Classification: Recovering </li></ul>
  12. 12. Description <ul><li>Insect </li></ul><ul><li>Orange and Black in colour </li></ul><ul><li>Nocturnal Scavengers </li></ul><ul><li>Adult size : 3cm </li></ul>
  13. 13. General Information <ul><li>Dependant on small quail-size carcasses for food </li></ul><ul><li>Males smell dead animal up to 2 miles away </li></ul><ul><li>Males smell dead animal 1 hour after death </li></ul><ul><li>Parents lay eggs near carcass, carry babies to carcass and regurgitate the food to them. </li></ul>
  14. 14. More… <ul><li>“ one of the most disastrous declines of an insect ’ s range ever to be recorded </li></ul><ul><li>Dual parenting insects </li></ul><ul><li>Decline unknown, possibly due to disturbances in food webs </li></ul><ul><li>Releasing beetles that have receded from the border Boston Univerity of back into the wild </li></ul><ul><li>Zoo’s supplied some beetles </li></ul>
  15. 15. Work Cited <ul><li>&quot;10 Most Amazing Extinct Animals - (extinct Species).&quot; A Blog on Oddities: the Odd, Bizarre and Strange Things of Our World! | Web. 01 Oct. 2011. <>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;American Burying Beetle Faces Extinction | Environment | English.&quot; News | English. Web. 01 Oct. 2011. <>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Burying Beetle.&quot; Home - EcoHealth Alliance - Formerly Known as Wildlife Trust. Web. 01 Oct. 2011. <>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Endangered Species: Rainbow Parrotfish | Thought Is Change.&quot; Thought Is Change | Our World Is a Reflection of Us. Web. 01 Oct. 2011. <>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;The Quagga Wild Horse.&quot; Santharia - Free Online RPG Games & Fantasy World Creation. Web. 01 Oct. 2011. <>. </li></ul>