Each species of living organisms is unique, so its disappearance from the face of the earth - is a tragedy. However, there are some kinds of animals whose disappearance will not remain without a trace, not only for ecosystems, since these species play a key role in them, but for a man who used them to witness firsthand and on TV almost every day. In the near future, these "recognizable" animals may disappear altogether and move to the level of resources, and the children with curiosity looked at pictures gorilla and panda will ask an adult a lot of questions: Who is it? They were real? Where are they now?
The giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) lives in China, in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River. The rapid development of China's reserves this kind have little chance of survival. The situation is aggravated by the fact that pandas possess the faint sexual instinct. In order to somehow save this species, prompting mature individuals mate, scientists have to show them pornographic videos.
Recent studies have shown that the DNA of a panda bear closer to the DNA than the raccoon
African mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) - the biggest and strongest of all apes, despite its size - it's very sociable and peaceful animal. Many of us first met gorillas in movies "King Kong" and "Tarzan»
Gorillas are our closest relative. The similarity of human DNA and gorillas is 98%.
The last remaining 600 individuals may disappear along with the natural habitat as a result of deforestation. Many animals die from the bullets of poachers and human diseases, such as measles. In addition, many circuses are trying to get their hands on one another "gorillku».
Previously, Florida panther (Puma concolor coryi) previously lived around the south-eastern coast of the United States. Now this species is found only in Florida. Landfills, farms, contaminated water leaves no chance to survive this animal. In order to somehow save this species, scientists are forced to cross the Florida Panthers Panther Texas.
Beluga (Huso huso) lived on Earth for 200 million years. The lifespan of this fish is 75 years, the maximum weight of two tons and a length of 10 meters. Currently, individuals over 18 years weighing more than 40 kilograms practically does not occur.
One reason for its disappearance is dam of the Volga, which during spawning block her way to the upper reaches of the great Russian river. Another reason - the high cost of caviar. The price of one gram of beluga caviar in excess of 500 rubles.
Photo 4 Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus) is the largest animal on the planet, its length is 33 meters. The largest land animal - an elephant could easily accommodate the language of the fish. In addition, a blue round with the most "loud" being on the planet that can communicate with each other at a distance of hundreds of kilometers. Voice Recording whale you can hear here. The reason for the disappearance of this giant is the diminishing reserves of zooplankton - the main food of the whale. The decrease of zooplankton biomass, scientists associated with a decrease in the ozone layer, through which penetrates more and more harmful to plankton ultraviolet rays.
Frog blue poison dart frog (Dendrobates azureus) is one of the most amazing colored animal planet. People use poison frog skin secretions of this as part of painkillers. Indigenous peoples of this amphibian poison used to hunt animals. This frog inhabits humid Amazon rainforest, which disappears at a rate of four football fields per minute.
Cassowary (Casuarius casuarius) - ancient flightless bird of Australia, feeding on fruit, it spreads the seeds of tropical tree species. The reason for the disappearance of the birds are feral pigs that attack and ravage nests cassowaries, regardless of their size (weight up to 60 kg cassowaries). Because of the wild pigs from the earth had disappeared Australian dodo.
Thick-headed turtle (Caretta caretta) lives in many countries. Long-distance migration in excess of 2000 kilometers, and the high demand for meat these turtles leave less and less chance of surviving this kind.
Polar bears (Ursus maritimus) threatened by global warming. Chances of survival of the largest land predator with the melting Arctic ice. The polar bear is forced to learn a new environment - the Arctic tundra. In Alaska and Canada have observed cases of the appearance of hybrids brown and polar bears.
Ambitious plans for US oil in the Chukchi Sea will accelerate the disappearance from the face of the earth this beautiful and powerful animals.
Loserogie and Staghorned coral (Acropora palmata and A. cervicornis) - another victim of global warming. The increase in ocean acidity is not the best impact on the lives of these organisms. If we consider that corals - home to many species of fish, the consequences could be "long-playing».