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By DK Publishing

ISBN-10: 0756672139

ISBN-13: 9780756672133

Animals Alive is a thrilling exploration of animal existence throughout the a while. a number of wonderful animals are illustrated and brought — yet why are a few of them now not alive? to provide an explanation for this, the concept that of extinction is laid out, with a glance on the demise of the dinosaurs and the world's different significant extinction occasions. trying to the current, the e-book additionally celebrates the range of lifestyles in the world this present day. Animal profile spreads are jam-packed with images and comprise key proof, distribution facts, and different awe-inspiring details. utilizing the classifications of the foreign Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Animals Alive appears to be like on the present threats dealing with animals on the earth and divulges how a few species have introduced again from the threshold via conservation.

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If lots of dragons arrive at the same carcass, the largest and most dominant dragons eat first. Sometimes they wrestle with each other and the loser is killed and eaten. Current populations of 11 mph (18 kph) over short distances on land. (c) 2011 Dorling Kindersley. All Rights Reserved. 51 REPTILES Komodo dragons have been protected since the 1930s within the Komodo National Park. They are a tourist attraction, which provides money for local people, encouraging them to look after the dragons. Conservationists are trying to breed dragons in captivity, and stop poaching and loss of the dragon’s habitat outside the park.

There is an easy way to tell manatees and dugongs apart—manatees have a large paddle-shaped tail, while dugongs have a fluke like a whale. their backs on the seabed. (c) 2011 Dorling Kindersley. All Rights Reserved. 31 EN Tasmanian devil Sarcophilus harrisii MAMMALS If you live in Tasmania, you may hear an eerie screeching late at night. This is the sound of a Tasmanian devil, a bad-tempered but feisty little marsupial. Devil in detail Tasmanian devils are short, stocky, bearlike animals about the size of a small dog.

BIRDS There are thought to be 190 bird species that are critically endangered. The biggest threat they face is from agriculture, which clears trees and bushes used for nesting and changes the types of food available for the birds to eat. EN Hyacinth macaw The hyacinth macaw is the largest member of the parrot family. Its attractive plumage has made it popular as a pet. Macaws are losing habitat through land clearance and illegal logging. EN VU EN Asian crested ibis Malleefowl Yellow-eyed penguin The striking crest of this bird has been its downfall.

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