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By DK Publishing

ISBN-10: 0756672139

ISBN-13: 9780756672133

Animals Alive is a thrilling exploration of animal existence in the course of the a long time. a number of fantastic animals are illustrated and brought — yet why are a few of them not alive? to provide an explanation for this, the idea that of extinction is laid out, with a glance on the demise of the dinosaurs and the world's different significant extinction occasions. seeking to the current, the ebook additionally celebrates the range of existence in the world at the present time. Animal profile spreads are filled with images and contain key evidence, distribution facts, and different awe-inspiring info. 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 in the world and divulges how a few species have introduced again from the threshold via conservation.

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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. Once hunted almost to extinction for its feathers, the crested ibis has been saved by a captive breeding program.

49 REPTILES In some countries, fishing nets have to include a special trapdoor that lets turtles escape. The beaches where they lay their eggs are being protected from developers and natural erosion, and the authorities are also clamping down on illegal egg collection. VU Komodo dragon Varanus komodoensis REPTILES Do dragons really exist? Maybe not, but on five small islands in Indonesia there are meat-eating monster lizards that have a bite that can kill. Dangerous dragons Komodo dragons are the largest lizards in the world.

Some have a hard outer covering called an exoskeleton and others have a protective shell. They have adapted to live in a wide range of habitats, from icy water to SCORCHING DESERTS. Invertebrates under threat CR EX NT Dracula ant Polynesian tree snail Horseshoe crab Dracula ants are named for their habit of feeding on the blood of their larvae. Although this doesn’t kill the young, they have been seen trying to escape when adult workers arrive in the chamber. Loss of their tiny forest habitat in Madagascar is putting them under pressure.

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