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camels by sadie facts in brief ·length can be 7 feet ·weight 2000 lbs ·speed 30 mph ·family llama ·mortality 38.6 ·life span up to 80 years ·range previous africa asia australia and south america ·range current africa asia australia and south america ·population more than 415,000 thousand ·interesting fact hump can be 30 inches ·interesting fact dromedary 1 hump d bactrian 2 humps b to tell them apart ·interesting fact feet are flat food web the sun is the start of the food web the thorns are the producers they use light as energy camels are the primary consumers they eat only plants the wolf is the secondary consumer it eats only other animals the vulture eats the dead wolf so it is the decomposer spotting a camel on the safari a camel can be found in the desert see a camel carrying a load across the desert taking breaks to eat thorns there are barely any other animals living near a camel but bugs and wolves do a camel has a long neck thin legs a hump or two and flat feet it can be 7 feet tall and a camel s hump can be 30 inches people may be with camels because they need each other camel survival a camel eats thorns camels can defend themselves from people camels can run pretty fast so they must be able to escape from wolves to help it survive in the wild a camel has long eyelashes to keep sand out of its eyes if it needs more then it uses its extra eyelids which they can see through they also have flat feet so they don t sink into the sand threatening or threatened camels are threatened deserts are ok long ago there were more species of camels and more camels camels may have been hunted but they are not now but people still use them a camel is endangered species of animal a camel s natural predator is a wolf like a lot of animals a wolf catches a camel only sometimes not many animals are crowding its niche there is no price for life camels are very unusual animals and people and camels need each other camels are worth protecting without camels it would be impossible to cross some deserts they are an important part of the food chain camels have unique features and far away from looking like any other animal luckily people are already protecting camels.
facts in brief ·length 3 to 4 feet ·weight 35 to 55 pounds ·speed average 35 miles ·family usually 1 baby gazelle ·mortality 69 73%can live in 1 year ·lifespan 10 to 15 years ·food grass ·range morocco and algeria ·population 2000 ·interesting facts gazelles never use their horns ·interesting facts gazelles eat short grass so they can get more water ·interesting facts a gazelle uses a zigzag strategy to get away from lions food web gazelles by harper threatening or threatened gazelles are being hunted for no reason animal s are not crowding the gazelles habitat people should stop hunting gazelles for no reason the food web is balanced there is the right amount of predators and the right amount of prey one way to make gazelles live longer is to give them more room to run around there is nothing that a gazelle would eat that is poisonous to it there are less gazelles because people are hunting them now gazelles are not threatening people people should tell other people that a gazelle could provide more if they let them live what is the price of life gazelles are worth protecting because they will provide much more if they are alive if gazelles were extinct then it would be hard for people to live because gazelles give life to lots of animals people could tell other people that gazelles will do much more if people stop hunting them if gazelles weren t alive then the food chain would not be balanced because there would be too many predators and not be enough of prey to keep the predators alive and there would be no more food chain the food web starts with grass and grass is a producer and the producer is what keeps the world alive grass also gives life to gazelles gazelles are primary consumers and the producer gives life to the gazelle because gazelles eat grass the primary consumer is eaten by the secondary consumer the secondary consumer would be a cheetah once the cheetah dies the decomposer would eat it but decomposers will only eat dead animals but any dead animal spotting a gazelle on safari there are lion s leopard s and cheetahs in morocco and algeria one way to spot a gazelle is by looking for short grass because gazelles eat short grass you can spot a gazelle by looking for something that is brown white and jumping a gazelle s small body can help it because it makes it faster a gazelle looks like a deer with short horns when you see two gazelles poking each other that can mean that they re playing or that they re fighting for the mate the best time to find a gazelle is when lots of herbivores are out because that means that there will be lots of short grass and gazelles eat short grass gazelle survival a gazelle escapes predators by waiting for it to take a wrong turn a gazelle s small body makes it easier for the gazelle to escape a predator because if it was big it would not be able to run as fast gazelles are getting hunted just for fun.
gorillas by jack gorilla facts in brief · length 8 to 7 feet tall · weight 300 to 445 · speed outrun human · family 1 born · mortality high for young gorilla big gorilla 5 · life span 53 years in captivity · food bamboo celery thistles fruit · range current gabon congo uganda · population 790 gorillas · interesting fact gorillas are vegetarian · interesting fact gorillas don t get eaten · interesting fact hyenas eat gorilla babies food web threatening or threatened my animal is doing a good job at surviving because it is at the top of the food chain the habitat is very good because it has grass sun food water and a habitat the food web is balanced there are less animals in this habitat my animal is hunted for food gorillas will get sick if they eat something bad hyenas go into gorilla s habitat and get their babies humans are endangering gorillas my animal is not going to threaten humans but he will threaten humans if they threaten him the way to help gorillas is no humans should hunt them what is the price of life there is no price of life because life will never stop happening life can t stop because the sun and dirt will grow to grass and then to bushes then trees and then food on the trees and on the ground i also think gorillas are worth protecting because they are almost extinct i just think it would be better to keep the animal safe because we will have more animals in the world if we didn t have gorillas then we will have not much life on the planet in this picture a gorilla is in a play area walking around another gorilla is climbing a rope the food web starts with the sun the producers in the food web are the leaves because they make their own food the primary consumer is the gorilla because gorillas eat leaves the secondary consumer is the leopard because leopards eat the gorilla baby they also eat the gorilla baby because the big gorilla is too strong the decomposers are bugs because they eat the left overs then what is left over of the thing the bug ate it would turn to dust spotting a gorilla on safari if you were looking for a gorilla on a safari then you will find one in congo uganda and it would probably be feeding catching food or guarding its habitat the thing that my animal eats is bamboo celery and thistles nothing eats gorillas but the hyenas will eat the baby gorilla my animal has big feet and a hairy body has big hands has hard skin but most important the fast legs the female is stronger and faster but has less movement and the boy gorillas hunt to spot a gorilla hunting resting playing hiding fighting or hanging out then you will see one in a forest in congo uganda gorilla survival my animal survives by blending in and climbing on the trees to get around and my animal gets its food by climbing on the trees and then grabbing the fruit and if the food is on the ground then it will jump down and get it my animal does not have prey my animal escapes from the predator by climbing on the trees to get around the special characteristics that my animal has is it has really strong and it has special feet and hands to climb the trees humans are not threatening gorillas.
giraffes by noahd giraffe facts in brief · length 16-20 feet · weight 2,100 · speed 35 mph · mortality some only live to 8yr · life span 20-25yr · food acacia leaves and other leaves · range previous asia and europe · range current south of sahara desert mali mozambique and kenya · population 231,175 · interesting fact giraffes tongue is the size of a arm · interesting fact a giraffe can stretch its neck to one of the tallest tree · interesting fact you need to run to catch up with a giraffe · interesting fact why are giraffes so tall giraffes are tall because they need to get the leaves on one of the tallest trees food web threatening or threatened giraffes are threatened for food and body parts they are not threatening they are nice giraffes are also nice because they are herbivores not a lot of giraffes are getting threatened some are in zoos and some are getting killed and some are still in africa lastly by not killing them for their body parts and by not cutting down trees so giraffes can eat there is a price of life it is worth saving giraffes because they get killed just for their body parts also getting killed for human food giraffes deserve to live a good life because they don t do anything to humans and to other animals they only eat leaves and wild bushes giraffes also deserve to live because they need lots of space to live if they did not have a lot of space they would easily get killed because of people cutting down trees lastly giraffes deserve to live because they get killed for unreasonable things this is how giraffes get energy in their food chain in the food chain the sun gives energy to the leaves and the leaves give energy to the giraffes the giraffes give energy to the lion and the lions give energy to the water that is the food chain for giraffes and how giraffes get or give energy to the animal that eats it spotting a giraffe on safari you can spot a giraffe eating acacia leaves acacia leaves are one of the giraffe s favorite leaves to eat you can also spot a giraffe drinking in the ponds you can spot them when they are asleep because they stand and keep one eye open when they are sleeping you also can spot a giraffe standing because they are so tall you can spot a giraffe protecting their baby so the baby won t get hurt or killed by other animals you can spot a giraffe walking and running because it walks and runs really fast giraffe survival there are different ways of survival things giraffes use giraffes use their giant hooves to keep enemy attackers away they also use their big legs to run away from attackers giraffes use their height to see the enemy attackers coming lastly humans are threatening giraffes by using their body parts for food and clothes and that is messing up their food chain when giraffes run or walk their legs go backward instead of forward when we run or walk our legs go forward not liked giraffe s legs.
chimps by johnc chimps facts in brief · length 3-41/2 feet tall · weight 55-110 lbs · speed 25mph · family they usually just have one · mortality 278 chimps die each year · life spans 40-60 years · food fruits insects bush pigs monkey young antelopes nuts · current range congo cameroon gabon guinea cote d l voice burkina faso the central african republic ghana senegal mali nigeria sudan uganda and angola · population 100,000 200,000 chimpanzees · interesting facts 89 of chimpanzee s dna are the same as our dna · interesting facts chimps have already invented the spear · interesting facts chimps are the only apes that eat meat food web threatening or threatened chimpanzees are neither threatened nor threatening unless you bother them the chimpanzees have really nice health in numbers they are surviving in the wild very well their habitat offers them lots of food water and shelter there are a lot less chimpanzees than there was three centuries ago their land has decreased by 80 percent since then usually chimpanzees are hunted for bush meat the chimpanzees are not crowded in their habitat because they defend their territory and will attack if any animal passes through you can help by not using a lot of paper so people don t cut down any more of their land what is the price of life i think that the chimpanzees are worth protecting i think that because if we let chimps go into extinction then that just makes the percentage of antelope and termites higher then the termites will start to eat more trees and then the vegetarians won t have that many sources of fruit so there s a balance to the life cycle and the chimps are a big part of it the plants get eaten by the antelopes which are eaten by the chimpanzees spotting a chimp on safari if you want to find a chimpanzee then you have to go to the western part of africa in the morning you will find them eating fruits then they can be found in their nest for an afternoon rest next you might want to catch them eating plants until 3 or 4 pm then they go to sleep if you find a termite hill and some broken grass then there is a good chance that a chimpanzee was there chimp survival chimpanzees are good at using strategies to survive they use blades of grass and stick them in the termite hills to fish out termites they also use leaves as a sponge to carry they chase prey into traps and then they jump on them only males hunt and they hunt in groups chimpanzees don t usually run away or escape from its predators the chimpanzees usually attack their predators by throwing sticks and stones if they pass through their territory.
black rhino by mayan facts in brief length 10-12.5 ft weight 1,795 lbs speed 31mph family 1 calf mortality not many animals will attack baby rhino life span 30 45 years food trees andbushes range past south africa botswana zimbabwe mozambique tanzania kenya somalia zambia congo sudan chad niger mali mauritania range now angola botswana sudan south africa kenya chad niger zambia zimbabwe population 2550 fact a black rhino s nostril is bigger than their brain threatened or threatening are they threatening or threatened rhinos are threatened more than threatening because the humans are destroying everything they have in their life they are destroying their habitat by going into it and using the trees for houses they are destroying their bodies by taking off their horns and they are killing them to do it what you can do to protect the black rhino the black rhino is going to be extinct because so many people are hunting them you can help save the rhino by stopping the hunting and leaving them to do what they do naturally the black rhino would not attack as many people if the people didn t attack them first what s making them extinct humans are the cause of their life being endangered because the humans shoot them and kill them they kill them to get their horns because they are worth a lot of money there s no price of life black rhino is going to be extinct and there would be a big hole in the food web there is no price to pay if we help get the black rhino species up again food web the sun gives energy to the plants by helping them grow and become fresh the producers the plants give energy to the black rhino by letting the black rhino feed on them the primary consumer the rhino eats the plants and gets healthy the secondary consumer the lion kills the rhino and eats it for energy the lion gives energy to hyenas because the hyenas eat the lions when they are dead the hyena the decomposer gives energy to the plants by pooping the poop helps the plants grow by giving them a good fertilizer spotting a black rhino on safari if you want to spot a black rhino look in africa but found mostly in south east africa in the morning and evening look for a rhino eating its food in the thick cover a black rhino doesn t eat grass so don t waste time in grasslands looking for them if you do look in a grassland look for patches of dirt where grass should be because black rhinos only eat grass in patches also look for a rhino in mud because they love to roll around in it they will not spot you looking because they will not pay attention to you so you can get a good look at them you can spot a rhino when it s charging and it could ram into something still if you come when the rhinos are mating a female will be more aggressive than usual black rhino survival the black rhino only needs to worry about a few animals because only a few animals will attack a rhino a threat is humans because they want horns for money sometimes the rhino will fight back from other animals with humans they can t run the rhinos would also roll in mud to get parasites off their skin so they don t cause cuts the parasites would stay on the rhinos and pick at the cuts then the cut gets infected and a rhino dies this african black rhino is wandering in grassland looking for something to eat.
lions by alfred lion facts in brief · length about eight feet · weight about 300-500 pounds · speed about 45 mph · family usually 15-40 lions in a group · mortality 20 get to two years of age · life span thirteen years in captivity · range previous northern africa to southwest asia west of europe and east to india · range current sub-saharan africa · population about 20,000 left interesting fact a lion s roar can be heard from five miles away interesting fact wild lions sleep for 20 hours a day interesting fact lions are very social food web threatening or threatened right now lions are vulnerable so they re not endangered but they are not perfectly fine however long ago they had lions in many continents but now it s just africa and a tiny bit in asia african lions may not be endangered but asian lions are critically endangered humans mostly threaten lions because they get hunted for silly things like trophies however sometimes a lion attacks people but it s not much of a problem to humans what is the price of life i think that lions are definitely worth protecting because they are truly beautiful animals they aren t too bad for humans while humans have made some lion species extinct like the ones in europe or america if we keep killing them this species that signals things like bravery might go extinct i really don t think this should happen the only reason why they are threatening is that they occasion ally attack people but it isn t too much of a problem spotting a lion on safari the grass produces energy to give to the wildebeest they give energy to the lions then they give energy to the bacteria which give energy to the grass again a lion can be spotted on the savanna and usually they will be sleeping sometimes it will go hunting things from wildebeests to crocodiles you can sometimes see the females hunt because they re lighter and faster so it s easier for them to hunt while the male is defending their space since they re very good at teamwork you can see the females hunt together so they re good at ambushing things sometimes you might see the cubs play by wrestling or things like playing with their parents tails lion survival lions have no predators except man so they aren t too easy to hunt sometimes they don t catch their prey with one lion because they aren t very fast or they don t have enough stamina so what it does is if one lion misses their predator it will be caught by another lion teamwork is a very important characteristic for lions because they rely on it for things like hunting however lions may be pretty good at teamwork but man threatens them many times people have hunting contests and things so they are killing lions only male lions have manes like this one.
spotted hyenas by ben spotted hyena facts in brief length 4-5 ft weight 190 lbs speed 35 mph family 1-5 pups mortality 61 life span 20 years wild 41 years zoo food carrion and different kinds of prey range current ethiopia kenya tanzania botswana namibia and transvaal lowvkel areas in south africa population 28,000 to 48,000 interesting fact can eat all parts of animals interesting fact own taxonomy family interesting fact female cubs higher than highest male food web threatening or threatened the spotted hyena species is going very well on the endangerment scale it is on the least concern part its habitat is running out of space so closer to human tribes the food web for the spotted hyena is balanced from long ago the spotted hyenas population has grown the spotted hyena is not being hunted the spotted hyena has nothing that makes it unnaturally sick there are no other animals crowding its habitat no humans endanger the spotted hyena the spotted hyena sometimes attacks humans the best way to keep the species living is by using fewer supplies for people what is the price of life i think that there is no need to help the spotted hyenas because they are on least concern so if nothing is done to help the spotted hyenas i think that they will do just fine because their population is still growing and they are doing very well in survival i don t think that the spotted hyenas are worth our effort to protect since they have gone very well on their own spotted hyenas play a big part in the savanna food web since their dung helps make grass there are many kinds of consumers like primary consumers and secondary consumers the spotted hyena is a hungry secondary consumer and a scavenger the grass is a producer since it makes food from the sun a primary consumer is an herbivore spotting a spotted hyena on safari spotted hyenas aren t very hard to find at nighttime spotted hyenas do the most hunting spotted hyenas will be waiting around carrion since they eat a lot of that they are usually around other hyenas since they live in clans the spotted hyena has a sloped back and a mane sticking up on their back they have long necks large heads spots and woolly fur not thick and fine fur females are bigger than males so to see a female look for the big hyenas males act more submissively when with females spotted hyena survival the spotted hyenas have features and some strategies making them successful the spotted hyena has an inter-esting way to catch prey it s by running very fast at 35 mph then starts to trot at 6 mph and eats the prey it doesn t have predators to run away from spotted hyenas are faster since its front legs are longer than the back it has strong jaws and a strong stomach so it can eat bones and other parts of the animal humans may attack spotted hyenas.
elephants by isabelle fast facts · length 5 11 ft · weight 5,000 to 14,000 lbs 2,268 to 6,350 kg · speed 40 miles per hour · family usually 2-3 babies · mortality calf s first year life most vulnerable mortality rates exceeding 30 · life span 60-70 years · food herbivore plants bark fruit nuts · range previous mozambique congo gabon zambia tanzania central african republic angola malawi botswana somalia niger south africa sudan ethiopia chad mali mauritania djibouti senegal kenya ghana · range current south africa kenya zambia congo ethiopia and gabon · african elephants population 1.3 million · interesting fact predators humans · interesting fact loxodonta africana scientific name · interesting fact male elephants fight pack leader position food web spotting an elephant on a safari threatening or threatened unfortunately the elephants `predators are not other animals they are humans we try and kill them for their ivory tusks they are used for medicine handles statues billiard balls jewelry and other things as soon as the elephants started to vanish the hunters ran into the forests to look for more elephants and their babies even in some places they don t allow people to hunt elephants still elephant poaching remains a problem in some parts of africa another problem is that some people take the elephants to be in their circuses to make the elephants work sometimes they don t feed the elephants and they threaten them with torches and whips and other weapons what is the price of life saving these african elephants are worth it these giant land animals deserve to live just like humans do poachers who get money for killing the elephants and people who destroy the elephants habitat are taking the life out of them you might think that elephants are scary and mean but it s really us who are destroying the elephants for selfish reasons elephants are important to the food web and they deserve to be protected spotting an elephant on a safari tour is pretty easy elephants are the biggest land animal in the world elephants will be traveling in groups that can have up to 100 elephants you can always tell if an elephant has been somewhere because if you just look around at your surroundings you can tell because you may see their tracks scat or remains of what looks like a giant just passed through you are most likely to see an elephant in the afternoon or the morning they never travel at night you might even see the elephant munching on some sort of plant or fruit elephant survival elephants are the biggest land animals in the world their ears are very important because elephants rely on their hearing they have very poor eyesight they can even hear another pack of animals a mile away other elephants can tell other elephants by their markings and their ears elephants have very wrinkly skin because their wrinkles act like a cooling mechanism and they trap moisture so it takes longer their trunks are also useful they are used for trumpeting drinking picking things up and many other things their trunks act as a shower so they spray each other the food web starts with the sun which is a producer the sun gives energy to the plants so that they can grow the african elephants eat the plants and they would be called primary consumers because they only eat plants humans also eat plants but they would be omnivores and some primary consumers these african elephants are taking the opportunity of taking a great drink on their journey.