New PDF release: Animals Alive

Childrens Literature

By DK Publishing

Animals Alive is an exhilarating exploration of animal lifestyles during the a while. a number of fantastic animals are illustrated and brought — yet why are a few of them now not alive? to give 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. trying to the current, the booklet additionally celebrates the variety of lifestyles on the earth this day. Animal profile spreads are filled with pictures and contain key evidence, distribution facts, and different awe-inspiring details. utilizing the classifications of the foreign Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Animals Alive seems on the present threats dealing with animals on the earth and divulges how a few species have introduced again from the threshold by means of conservation.

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44 FACT: Fossils of whooping cranes dating back several million (c) 2011 Dorling Kindersley. All Rights Reserved. EN Solution: Flight training BIRDS Power lines are one of the biggest threats to new fledglings, so in some areas there are special power-line markers. These are fluorescent, multi-colored, plastic plates designed specially for birds’ vision. They hang from the lines, turn in the wind, and glow at night for up to 10 hours. Flying south for the winter In the autumn, breeders ring the young birds and take them on their 1,900 km (1,200 mile) journey from the breeding centre in Wisconsin to Florida.

Horseshoe crabs evolved more than 300 million years ago. Their eggs provide food for millions of seabirds, but development of beaches is affecting their laying sites. Horseshoe crabs play a vital part in human medicine, especially research into vision. 60 (c) 2011 Dorling Kindersley. All Rights Reserved. 3 million species of invertebrate are already known, but millions more remain to be Invertebrates discovered. Although many seem face every type small and unimportant to us, invertebrates are vital of threat to their to the survival of much survival.

Polar bears also hunt seals under the ice, and also on land, digging seal pups out of the snow caves where they were born. Diet Mainly seals, also beluga whales, walrus, mammals, waterfowl Habitat Sea ice and snowy coastal areas Lifespan Up to 20 years in the wild Range Arctic Circle Birthing caves In the winter, females dig a snow cave in which they hibernate and give birth. The mother and cubs stay hidden there until the spring. Cubs live with their mother for two to three years. which helps them soak up heat from the sun.

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