6 of the most endangered animals

• These are six of the most endangered animals.

Main Facts about the Giant Panda
The giant panda has an insatiable appetite for bamboo, each day every panda needs to eat at least eat 28 pounds of bamboo, to satisfy a giant pandas daily dietary needs. These high bamboo forests are cool and wet—just as pandas like it, in central china. They may climb as high as 13,000 feet (3,962 meters) to feed on higher slopes in the summer season. China has 239 Giant Pandas in captivity and another 27 living outside the country. It also estimated that around 1,590 pandas are currently living in the wild. However, a 2006 study, via DNA analysis, estimated that there might be as many as 2,000 to 3,000 Giant Pandas in the wild.

Polar bears are a potentially endangered species living in the circumpolar north.
They pad across the ice from Russia to Alaska, from Canada to Greenland and onto Norway's Svalbard archipelago. Biologists estimate that there are 20,000 to 25,000 bears with about sixty percent of those living in Canada. The main threat to polar bears today is the loss of their icy habitat due to climate change. Polar bears depend on the sea ice for hunting, breeding, and in some cases to den. The summer ice loss in the Arctic is now equal to an area the size of Alaska, Texas, and the state of Washington combined.

• The gorilla is the largest primate, weighing as much as 275 kg (600 lb). Gorillas are forest-associated animals. Most gorillas inhabit lowland tropical rainforests and montane rainforests between 1500 - 3500 m (4900 11,500 ft). Different populations have exhibited preferences for forest margins, secondary forest, swamp forests, bamboo forests, riverine forests and primary forest. Eastern animals are predominantly folivorous, but those in the west eat great quantities of fruit. Gorillas spend most of their time foraging on the ground, although young animals and females, particularly lowland gorillas, frequently feed and sleep in trees

• Tigers are extremely endangered as there are only 5000 to 7400 o f them in the wild. They are a member of the Felidae family. There are two types of tiger the Bengal tiger and the Siberian tiger. Reaching up to 4 metres (13 ft) in total length and weighing up to 300 kilograms (660 pounds), they are brilliant hunters.
Siberian tiger Bengal tiger

• Both black and white rhinoceroses are actually grey. They are different not in colour but in lip shape. The black rhino has a pointed upper lip, while its white relative has a squared lip. The difference in lip shape is related to the animals' diets. Black rhinos are browsers that get most of their sustenance from eating trees and bushes. They use their lips to pluck leaves and fruit from the branches. White rhinos graze on grasses, walking with their enormous heads and squared lips lowered to the ground.
Black rhinos White rhinos

• Orangutans are large apes that live in Southeast Asia (on the islands Of Borneo and Sumatra). These Apes mostly live in trees and swing from branch to branch using there elegant arms. The word Orangutan means “man of the forest” in the Malay language. As its habitats are being usurped by man, the Orangutans population is decreasing and it is ii great danger of extinct

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Black rhino Type: Mammal Diet: Herbivore Size: Height at shoulder,4.5 to 6 feet (1.4 to 1.8 m) Weight: 1,760 to 3,080 lbs (800 to 1400 kg) Protection status: Endangered Size relative to a 6-ft (2-m) man: Siberian tiger Type: Mammal Diet: Carnivore Size: 10.75 ft (3.3 m) Weight: 660 lbs (300 kg) Protection status: Endangered Size relative to a 6-ft (2-m) man:

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