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Endangered Species • Endangered Species. What animals come to mind? • Can you define “Endangered”? Endangered Species • Would you believe horses, squirrels, bats, zebras, monkeys, dolphins, birds, deer and mice are endangered? Save the animals! Endangered Species • What causes animals to become endangered? • What solution exists for these animals? Giraffes? Horses?? 20 Animals You Didn't Know Are Going Extinct Jaymi Heimbuch, Tree Hugger, Discovery Communications September 17th 2012 Grevy’s Zebra • Population has declined over 80% since the 1970’s • Hunting, human encroachment and drought are main causes Giraffe • Only a few hundred exist in the “wild” (protected areas) • Over 450 in captivity Mongolian Wild Horse • Never domesticated • Once extinct in the wild • Reintroduced in National Parks Howler Monkey • Threats include human predation, habitat destruction and being captured for pets or zoo’s. • Video Fruit Bats (Flying Foxes) • Native to Philippines • Certain species are EXTINCT • Deforestation, habitat destruction, and hunting hurt populations. How would you create a plan to save an endangered species?