Each species of living organisms is unique, so its disappearance from the face of the earth – is a tragedy. However, there are some species of animals whose disappearance will not remain without a trace, not only for ecosystems, since these species play a key role in them, but for a man who used to witness them firsthand and on TV almost every day.
Here are these precious animals, standing on the brink of destruction.
African mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) – the biggest and strongest of all apes, despite its size – it is a very sociable and peaceful animal. The last remaining 600 animals could disappear with the natural habitat as a result of deforestation.
Previously, Florida panther (Puma concolor coryi) lived all over the south-eastern coast of the United States. Now this species is found only in Florida. Landfills, farms, contaminated water leaves no chance to survive to this animal. In order to somehow save this species, scientists are forced to cross the Florida panther with panther of Texas.
The giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) lives in China, in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River. The rapid development of China reserves this kind few chances of survival. The situation is aggravated by the fact that pandas possess the faint sexual instinct.
Huso (Huso huso) lived on Earth for 200 million years. The lifespan of this fish is 75 years, the maximum weight is two tons and a length up to 10 meters. One reason for its disappearance is dam of the Volga, which during spawning block her way into the upper reaches of the great Russian river.
Blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) is the largest animal on the planet, its length is 33 meters. The reason for the disappearance of this giant is the diminishing reserves of zooplankton – the main food of the whale.
Blue poison dart frog
Blue poison dart frog (Dendrobates azureus) it is one of the most amazing colored animal of the planet. People use poison of this frog skin secretions as part of painkillers. This frog inhabits in humid tropical forests of the Amazon, which disappears at a rate of four football fields per minute.
Cassowary (Casuarius casuarius) – ancient wingless bird of Australia, feeding on fruit, it spreads the seeds of tropical tree species. The reason for the disappearance of this birds are wild pigs, which attack and ravage nests of cassowaries, regardless of their size (weight up to 60 kg cassowaries).
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta) lives in many countries. Long-distance migrations in excess of 2000 kilometers, and a large demand for meat of these turtles leave less and less chance of surviving this kind.
Staghorned corals (Acropora palmata and A. cervicornis) – are another victim of global warming. The increase of acidity in ocean has not the best impact on the lives of these organisms. If we consider that corals – are home to many species of fish, the consequences could be “long-playing”.