They are one of the most identifiable of all the primates because of the tufts of hair on either side of their faces, as well as their large hairless bottoms. Baboons are omnivores and eat fruits, seeds, fish and insects. Although they sleep in trees, they spend most of their life on the ground, roaming around. The bull shark is one of the more common species of sharks.
It is well known for its aggressive, unpredictable behavior. It is also one of the most dangerous towards humans. It can inhabit salt and fresh water and is also found in warmer, shallower coastal waters. They grow to nearly 12 feet in length and weigh up to pounds, with a lifespan of 16 years in the wild. This snake is part of the constrictor family and will kill its prey by crushing and suffocating it.
They eat mainly fish, turtles, birds and frogs. Anacondas can grow up to 29 feet long and weigh up to pounds. They will give birth to between 24 and 40 live young at a time. Anacondas like to live alone and will be found near rivers, lakes and swamps, where they can sail into the murky water when danger is near.
Lions live in small groups known as prides. Male lions are very distinctive, with long, thick manes. These cats live up to 14 years in the wild, weighing up to pounds. The average litter size is between three and six cubs. These cubs will spend most of the day playing, which helps them prepare to hunt and fight when they are older.
The Cape buffalo, an herbivore that mainly eats grass, can weigh up to 1, pounds. It is a herd animal and will rarely be seen on its own. The Cape buffalo has a shoulder hump and large curled horns. This animal is not the same as the water buffalo found in Asia, as it cannot be domesticated. In fact, they can be quite dangerous. Cape Buffalo live up to 20 years in the wild. The Siberian tiger has thick striped fur that protects it from the snow and cold.
The female will give birth to as many as six cubs after three to four months of gestation. Newborn Siberian tiger cubs are born blind and completely helpless.
The king cobra can grow up to 18 feet and weigh 20 pounds. It is able to stand up and look a full grown human in the face. It is also one of the most venomous snakes on the planet.
When it feels threatened, it will flare out its hood and make a hissing sound. The great white shark grows up to 20 feet and can weigh up to 5, pounds. This makes it the world's largest predatory fish. It is known to attack humans, simply by mistaking them for other prey, such as seals. Great whites can live for up to 70 years. Also known as the hippo, this massive animal can be found in lakes, rivers and wetlands.
They are thought of as herbivores, but they have been observed scavenging meat. They grow up to 13 feet long and can weigh a whopping 3.
The female will give birth to one calf after eight months that weighs nearly pounds. Polar bears can only be found in and around the Arctic ocean. They are big with clear white fur, although their skin is actually black underneath. Polar bears are carnivores and eat sea birds, seals and walruses.
They are very vulnerable, due to the melting ice caps, and may be extinct in the next 20 to 30 years. Polar bears have a lifespan of 30 years in the wild.
Males can weigh over 2, pounds. Elephants can spend up to 16 hours a day eating. They have big floppy ears, a long trunk and two large tusks. The tusks are ivory, which makes the elephant a very desirable animal for poachers. The foot meter ketch "Odyssey" set out in March from San Diego, California, to document the oceans' health by taking tissue samples from the free-ranging sperm whale, which venture from the poles to the tropics.
Like humans, they stand at the top of the marine food chain. By August , it had collected pencil-eraser sized samples from whales using a dart gun that scientists say barely made the animal flinch. The samples were sent for analysis to marine toxicologist John Wise at the University of Southern Maine. DNA was compared to ensure the animals were not tested more than once. The original objective of the voyage was to measure chemicals known as persistent organic pollutants, and the study of metals was an afterthought.
The researchers were stunned with the results. Although it was impossible to know where the whales had been, Payne said the contamination was embedded in blubber formed in the frigid polar regions, indicating that the animals had ingested the metals far from where they were emitted.
How that happened is unclear, but the contaminants likely were carried by wind or ocean currents. Nobody was even looking for it. Chromium, a corrosion-resistant material, is used in stainless steel, paints, dyes and the tanning of leather, and can cause lung cancer in people who work in industries where it is commonly used. Unfortunately, it cracked a head and required some serious work to repair.
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If the ultimate goal is restoring wild runs, the presence of all those hatchery fish — one of the classically menacing 4 Hs — in that limited space is a major problem, says Wild Fish Conservancy executive director Kurt Beardslee. What about the argument that tribes, at least, have right to catch salmon, and without hatcheries, they won't have a whole lot of salmon to catch? If there weren't conflicts with other uses and users, estuaries would never have been destroyed. As it is, barriers to restoring habitat may be less physical than political.
Restoration is "only going to happen with a willing community," Simenstad says. And the community will only be willing if its members think restoration is going to work. At least we can remove it as an excuse for not getting things done.
He talks about "a Puget Sound conversation" in which "we sort of play out what our values are really: Is it lip service that we want to recover salmon, or is it real? For chinook salmon and the orcas, a real commitment means restoring a lot more of those muddy estuaries. Without that, they're toast. Daniel Jack Chasan is an author, attorney, and writer of many articles about Northwest environmental issues.
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