Endangered species 4th Year Glutton • The glutton or wolverine (Gulo gulo) is a mammal of the family Mustelidae, ord

er Carnivora. He lives in the Northern Hemisphere, in cold regions of Siberia, S candinavia, Alaska, Canada and parts of Europe. • The wolverine weighs 30 kg and measuring an average of 70 to 110 cm in length Gharial • The gharial (gangeticus gharial) is the only species of the family Gavialidae, o rder Crocodylia, which inhabits the rivers of India, Pakistan, Myanmar and Bangl adesh. During the Miocene (there are about 18 million years) also occurred in So uth America, including five distinct genres of today. Also occurred in North Ame rica during the Late Cretaceous (70-65 Ma). Are among the largest animals of the order to which they belong and can reach 6-7 length. Crane Japan • The Manchurian Crane or Japanese Crane (Grus japonensis) disappeared from much of his home region. His elegant dance inspired many Japanese artists. • Occurs in Japan and measures approximately 1 meter. • Presents a white coloration on th e body and wings and black at the neck and wing tips. Red hood on her head. Walrus • • The walrus (Odobenus rosmanus) is an animal that lives in arctic waters. It can measure up to 4 feet long and weigh up to more than one tonne (the highest p ass of 1.6 tonnes). Walruses have a rough and wrinkled skin that is becoming inc reasingly thick over her life (15-30 years). For swimming they use the caudal fi n. They move poorly on earth, using fins and walk almost to the previous jumps. His nose has a solid mustache and two large fangs or tusks that can reach 1 mete r in length. The tusks are used to pluck snails and crabs from the sea bed and s pend over the years. Walruses are hunted for ivory lot of these prey. Quetzal • Quetzal is a bird with beautiful plumage color family Trogonidae which can be found in tropical areas of Central America. • Although the word "quetzal" be app lied to all species of the genus Pharomachrus, is often used to designate a sing le species, the Resplendent Quetzal, Pharomachrus mocinno. Other quetzales are: • P. antisianus: Crested Quetzal • P. auriceps: Quetzal Golden-headed • P. fulgi dus: Quetzal-of-white-tips • P. pavoninus: Quetzal Peacock Frigate • The frigate-common or shears (Fregata magnificens) is a bird Pelecaniformes Fa mily Fregatidae. • The common-frigate is about one meter long and more than two wingspan, weighs only 1.5 kg. It is the largest bird with wing surface per unit weight. The male is black and is distinguished by a red gular sac. The female is smaller, has anegrada head and chest white. Juveniles have white head. • Only o ne egg is laid in the nest of sticks solidified through feces. The couple turns incubating the puppy for 40 days. It feeds on fish caught on the surface, does n ot dive. Molests the other birds in search of fish regurgitated. Often boobies a nd sea swallows can get rid of the frigates landed in the water, since these bir ds can not swim. Piranha • The piranhas are a group of carnivorous freshwater fish that inhabit some rive rs in South America They belong to five genera of the subfamily Serrasalminae (w hich also includes fish like pacu and gold). • The name piranha is a hybrid lang uage composed of Tupi-Guarani languages; may have originated in the composition

of the words 'pirá', meaning 'fish', and 'fury' or 'ranha', meaning 'tooth'. Alt ernatively, it can be originated from Tupi 'pirá' ('fish') and 'ain' ('cut'). Panda • The giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) is a mammal of the family ursídeos, e ndemic to China. The short snout resembling a teddy bear (Teddy), the characteri stic black and white coat and peaceful and good-natured way to become one of the most beloved animals by mankind. Extremely sweet and shy, rarely attacks the ma n, except when extremely angry. Da xiong mao (大熊猫), the Chinese name for pand a, means large bear-cat. It can also be called huaxiong (Bear band), maoxiong (b ear cat) or xiongmao (cat ursine). Historical records of 3000 years ("The Book o f History and the Book of Songs", the oldest collection of Chinese poetry), the mention under the name of pi and Pixiu. The Latin name Ailuropoda melanoleuca me an foot black and white cat. The word panda means something like "bamboo eater." Beluga • The white whale or beluga (Delphinapterus leucas) whale is a mammal of the fam ily Monodontidae. Its closest relative in the group of cetaceans is the narwhal. The white whale inhabits the cold waters around the Arctic Circle. They are opp ortunistic hunters,€and eat a wide variety of fish, squid, octopus and crustacea ns. • The white whale is a gregarious animal that measures up to five meters lon g and weighs up to 1.5 tonnes. Have between 80-10 teeth in each jaw. • This beau tiful specimen of an animal is able to coexist with humans and even assimilate t heir habits if adopted as a puppy. Narwhal • The narwhal (English narwhal, Narwal, Norwegian, Swedish and Danish narhval na rwhal) is a mammal cetacean (Monodon monoceros) belonging to the family Monodont idae, which also includes the beluga. The narwhal whale is a characteristic of c old waters around the Arctic Circle. The narwhal whale is a large, with 4-5 feet long and about 1.5 tons of weight. It has a white and gray marble and is devoid of dorsal fin. Sexual dimorphism in the species is quite pronounced and manifes ts itself in the upper left incisor tooth of the males, which is wrapped in a sp iral and that projects like a horn. This tooth is made of ivory and may reach th ree meters in length, almost half the length of the animal. The male narwhal tus k ivory is the source of commercial value and is an attractive hunting the speci es. About one in 500 male prisoners have two instead of one. END Thanks Bernardo Alves Peixoto

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