National Geographic Animals: The Resource of Our Nation
The theme of this year’s Earth Day is “ Protect our Species” and making people cautious about the upsurging rate of extinction of millions of species. So, do you know which animal is in the way of extinction or which animal is in a vulnerable position? There are some national geographic animals which you need to know for their unique characteristics. Moreover, They are important assets of our biodiversity and ecosystem.
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Scientists believe that there are 1-2 millions of species of animals in the world. So, If we start writing about them, it will be a time-consuming work. So, we are mentioning some of the names with features of these ravishing animals. These animals adorn our forests. So, we need to protect them for our goodness.
Gray wolf: A national geographic animal
Canis lupus or Gray wolf has earned both adoration and controversy around the world. The numbers of gray wolves are declining in the continental United States. Their spine-tingling howl makes them legendary. Moreover, There are various indications of their howling. A lone wolf howls to catch the attention of other members of his pack. Again, the communal howls are for territorial messages for intra-packs.
From the dog family, wolves are the largest. They are known for their fierce look. Six to ten wolves wander and hunt together. Again, Wolves are live on deer, elk, moose, birds, etc. The elder ones of the pack help the young wolves to have food and other activities. Moreover, We can find them in Europe, Alaska, Canada and Asia.
- The class they belong- Mammalia
- They are carnivorous.
- They live for around 6-8 years.
- The average weight – 40 to 175 pounds.
Cheetah: A national geographic animal
We all know that Cheetah is one of the fastest national geographic animals. So, they can go zero to 60 miles in three seconds. They are agile in making their moves. Moreover, their sharp eyesight makes them capable to hunt in daylight. Again, they can camouflage themselves in the grassy lands at day. They need a great amount of energy to knock down their preys. Cheetahs drink only once every three to four days.
- We can get them in eastern and southwestern Africa.
- Male cheetahs live alone or in groups.
- They are declining for the bad behavior of human.
African Elephant: A national geographic animal
If we consider the size of animals, the African elephant has the largest body in the world. Their ears are similar to the structure of the continent of Africa. Again, these ears help them to keep their body cool. They like the splash of water to their bodies. The long trunk contains 100,000 different muscles and this trunk helps them to breathe, grab things and more. They consume up to 300 pounds of food in a single day.
- The scientific name is Loxodonta africana
- They are herbivores.
- They can live up to 70 years.
- Their weight is from 2.5 to 7 tons.
Bald Eagle: A national geographic animal
The national bird of the United States, the carnivorous bird with a snowy feathered head and white tail- is none other than the Bald Eagle. We have to protect this asset as early as possible because it is in the way of extinction. Again, wicked people tried to destroy them by DDT but the situation is now changed. So, the numbers of eagles have rebounded.
- In the IUCN RED LIST STATUS, the bald eagle is at Least Concern.
- They lay a pair of eggs each year.
- In Alaska and Canada, there are a great number of the bald eagle.
Burmese Python: A national geographic animal
The beautiful skin construction and submissive character make Burmese Python the renowned snake among the reptiles. Pythons are the largest snake on earth. They are quite 23 feet in length and weigh 200 pounds. In the early time of pythons’ life, they spend major time in trees. Moreover, they can swim well and can submerge for 30 minutes.
- They are carnivorous.
- As they have poor eyesight, they secrete a chemical to stalk their prey.
- They generally stay separate but come together in the summer at the time of mating.
“An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.” –Martin Buber
Animals are the beauty of nature. So, if you want to protect the forest, you need to conserve the flora and fauna. The alarming news is our national geographic animals are in the wane. So, be aware of this critical situation.
Photo By Ebru T. Usta