By DK Publishing
Animals Alive is an exhilarating exploration of animal existence during the a while. a number of fantastic animals are illustrated and brought — yet why are a few of them not alive? to give an explanation for this, the idea that of extinction is laid out, with a glance on the dying of the dinosaurs and the world's different significant extinction occasions. trying to the current, the booklet additionally celebrates the variety of lifestyles in the world this present day. Animal profile spreads are full of images and contain key proof, distribution info, and different awe-inspiring details. utilizing the classifications of the foreign Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Animals Alive appears on the present threats dealing with animals on the earth and divulges how a few species have introduced again from the threshold through conservation.
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They forage in the cool dusk and dawn and rest during the day. main threats Habitat Mainly grassy plains, but also deserts and dry woodland Lifespan Up to 40 years Range Three subspecies of black rhinoceros live in southern and eastern Africa. A fourth subspecies, native to Cameroon, is thought to be extinct. Hunting—rhinos are poached for their horns, which are used in traditional oriental medicine and for dagger handles. Habitat loss—land cleared for settlement and growing crops has resulted in fewer suitable habitats.
The females were darker, with yellow-edged red blotches. (c) 2011 Dorling Kindersley. All Rights Reserved. 55 FISH Fish Fish are Earth’s EXPERT SWIMMERS. Born for a life in water, most have a streamlined body with SCALES, fins, and a tail for power and STEERING. Instead of lungs, they have gills that filter oxygen from the water as they swim, so they can breathe under water. Fish were the first animals with a BACKBONE to appear on Earth, and are also the largest group of vertebrate animals— more than 31,000 known species live in water all over the planet.
Animals Alive by DK Publishing