Endangered, Vulnerable, and Threatened Species
This category is for endangered species, under any status, on the three major International Endangered Species lists. Information concerning the individual lists, status, causes, and any predictions for the future of these animals, combined with physical and behavioral details.
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Is the maned wolf the largest canid?
What animals became extinct in the Jurassic period?
Do river otters kill beavers?
This information is according to information from Wikipedia Mammals are rarely consumed by river otters and are not a major dietary staple.Mammals that are preyed upon by otters are characteristically small or are a type species found in riparian zones.[The few occurrences of mammals found in the river otter's diet include: Muskrats (Ondatra zibethicus); Meadow Voles (Microtus pennsylvanicus); Eastern Cottontails (Sylvilagus floridanus); and Snowshoe Hares (Lepus americanus). There are varying records of otters preying upon beavers (Castor canadensis). Otter predation on beavers has been reported in the southern boreal forest of Manitoba.Trappers in Alberta, Canada commonly assert that otters are major predators of beavers.A 1994 river otter study reported findings of beaver remains in 27 out of 1,191 scats analyzed.However, many other studies did not report any findings of beaver remains in the scat sampled. (Scat is animal droppings) Other web sites also say that river otters will sometimes kill muskrats or beavers to take over their dens/lodges. Survival of the fittest.
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Do wolves hunt mostly during daytime hours?
Is a 'possum's tongue rough like a cat's tongue?
No, the North American Virginia Opossums' tongues are "smooth and soft like velvet", according to a wildlife rehabilitator who specializes in 'possum rescue, rehabilitation, and reintroduction to the wild. More interesting Virginia 'possum facts: They are the only North American marsupial. Like other marsupials, they have a pouch in which the babies mature. They have a toe on their back feet that is like an opposable thumb which helps them move among tree branches. They also have a prehensile tail that they can use to assist in stability and movement among the trees (although they do not swing from branches by their tails). They have a bifurcated reproductive system, meaning the males have a two pronged penis and the females have two vaginas. They are omnivorous. They eat mice, rats, and snakes and are helpful for control of these vermin. They love snails, fruits, eggs, crickets and other insects. 'Possums have some resistance to rabies and present a lower threat to humans from zoonotic disease than many other species of American wildlife. They don't have a long lifespan, typically living only to around age 2 in the wild, 4 in captivity. Wildlife rehabilitators know that there may be a pouch full of babies that have survived when the mother has been killed on a road or highway, so they will stop and check the pouches. If there are babies (they usually stay in the pouch attached to a nipple for two and a half months), they are collected and raised by hand by these dedicated workers, taught how to catch and gather food, and other survival skills until they can be released in the wild. Facts found about Virginia 'possums' name at WikiPedia (see link below for more): "The Virginia Opossum is the original animal named "opossum". The word comes from Algonquian 'wapathemwa' meaning "white animal", not from Greek or Latin, so the plural is opossums. Colloquially, the Virginia Opossum is frequently called simply possum. The name is applied more generally to any of the other marsupials of the Didelphimorphia and Paucituberculata orders, which includes a number of opossum species in South America. The possums of Australia, whose name is derived from a similarity to the Virginia Opossum, are also marsupials, but of the order Diprotodontia." When threatened, they may "play dead" or "play 'possum", this is when they pretend to be dead so that predators will leave to find "live" prey. There are fossil records of Opossums that go back 70 million years.
Did cave man live during the Mesozoic Era?
What do goshawks eat?
When did killer whales become threatened?
Killer whales (Orcinus orca) faced their most serious threat during WWII. All of the countries involved in that conflict had to have anti-submarine warfare capabilities for their own protection. Practice submarines were expensive to make and difficult to control, so the nations of the world used killer whales instead because it was a known fact that they were man-killers. We bombed them, strafed them and dropped depth charges on them wherever we found them, and we not only declared war on them, we didn't even have the grace to notice when they surrendered. It is easy to assume that Killer whales have always been the non-aggressive creatures we see today, but just remember that every culture on the face of the earth that has an ocean shoreline has, in its legends, tales of killer whales munching on the citizenry.
Are there any endangered animals in Sweden?
Yes, here is a list of endangered animals from Sweden: Bechstein's Bat Beluga Eurasian Otter European Rabbit Pond Bat Western Barbastelle Wolverine Black-tailed Godwit Buff-breasted Sandpiper Corncrake Dartford Warbler Egyptian Vulture Eurasian Curlew Eurasian Peregrine Falcon European Roller Great Snipe Ivory Gull Lesser White-fronted Goose Little Bustard Red Kite Saker Falcon Steller's Eider Fortunately, none are critically endangered.
Why are honey badgers endangered?
They are not an endangered species. Honey badgers are a species not seen that often. They live at relatively low densities. However due to their size and the fact that they are not picky about what they eat, they are a mammal species that can live quite happily outside protected areas. However, due to the fact that they are on the whole a solitary species they do not live in high densities. This does mean that they can be prone to local extinction in certain areas.