Monday, 17 July 2017

Non-wild animals

An average of 27 kiwi are killed by predators EVERY WEEK. That’s a population decline of around 1,400 kiwi every year (or 2%). At this rate, kiwi may disappear from the mainland in our lifetime. Just one hundred years ago, kiwi numbered in the millions.
A single roaming dog can wipe out an entire kiwi population in a matter of days
Approximately 20% of the kiwi population is under management.
The kakapo (Strigops habroptila) is a Critically Endangered, giant, nocturnal parrot. It is a classic example of evolution on an isolated island, and has a number of characteristic features that make this species unique. The kakapo is the only member of the subfamily Strigopinae and is the only flightless parrot in the world. It is also the heaviest parrot known and is possibly the longest-lived; the oldest known kakapo was elderly when found in 1975 and was still alive in 2002.
Those were the only two animals that I thought that wasn't wild animals 

1 comment:

  1. Hi Oalii,

    Interestingly, both kiwi and kakapo would be considered 'wild' animals by scientists and environmentalists, however, I can see what you mean in that they are not overly wild in nature.

    For this post, it is clear that you've found all of this great information from a website and pasted it onto your blog. Could you please provide us with a link to the website so that we know who wrote the information? This is called 'attribution' or 'referencing' and it's a really important part of blogging ;)

    Thanks, Oalii. I'm looking forward to reading more of your posts!!