WEFOUNDThe Word Endangered (The Face of the Deep)


When you think of endangered species, which animals come to mind? You probably think of the Asian elephant, the snow leopard, the giant panda, or the Siberian tiger. The list of at-risk species grows longer every day. Most recently, conservation groups in the United States have made a push to add the Pacific walrus to that list.

To many, walruses aren’t a species that needs much help. People have images in their minds of a thriving population living on the coast, sporting their characteristic whiskers and tusks. However, because of global climate change and efforts to control their populations, these animals could soon start dying in record numbers.

The Pacific walrus relies heavily on sea ice for its survival. They use the ice to escape predators; they depend on the ice for breeding, mating in the winter, and giving birth in the spring. Walruses also use the sea ice as a place to rest between bouts of feeding. Its existence is integral to the survival of the species.

When you think of endangered species, which animals come to mind? You probably think of the Asian elephant, the snow leopard, the giant panda, or the Siberian tiger. The list of at-risk species grows longer every day. Most recently, conservation groups in the United States have made a push to add the Pacific walrus to that list.

To many, walruses aren’t a species that needs much help. People have images in their minds of a thriving population living on the coast, sporting their characteristic whiskers and tusks. However, because of global climate change and efforts to control their populations, these animals could soon start dying in record numbers.

The Pacific walrus relies heavily on sea ice for its survival. They use the ice to escape predators; they depend on the ice for breeding, mating in the winter, and giving birth in the spring. Walruses also use the sea ice as a place to rest between bouts of feeding. Its existence is integral to the survival of the species.

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There are now 41,415 species on the IUCN Red List, and 16,306 of them are endangered species threatened with extinction. This is up from 16,118 last year. This includes both endangered animals and endangered plants.

The current rate of extinction appears to be hundreds, or perhaps even thousands, of times higher than the background rate. It is difficult to be precise because most of the endangered species which are becoming disappearing species have never been identified by scientists.

The Far Eastern or Amur leopard ( Panthera pardus orientalis ) is one of the world's most endangered cats. It is a solitary, nocturnal leopard with a wild population estimated at under 40 individuals who mostly reside in the Amur River basin of eastern Russia with a few scattered in neighboring China. They are particularly vulnerable to extinction because Amur leopards have the lowest levels of genetic variation of any leopard subspecies.

Appearance: The Amur leopard is a subspecies of leopard with a thick coat of long, dense hair varying in color from creamy yellow to rusty orange, depending on their habitat. Amur leopards in the snowier Amur River Basin of Russia develop lighter coats in the winter and tend to have more cream-colored coats than their Chinese kin. Their rosettes (spots) are more widely spaced with thicker black borders than other subspecies of leopards. They also have larger legs and wider paws than other subspecies, an adaptation that facilitates movement through deep snow.

Size: Both males and females range in height between 25 to 31 inches at the shoulder and are typically 42 to 54 inches long. Their tales measure approximately 32 inches in length. Males are typically heavier at 70 to 110 pounds while females typically weigh 55 to 75 pounds. 

When you think of endangered species, which animals come to mind? You probably think of the Asian elephant, the snow leopard, the giant panda, or the Siberian tiger. The list of at-risk species grows longer every day. Most recently, conservation groups in the United States have made a push to add the Pacific walrus to that list.

To many, walruses aren’t a species that needs much help. People have images in their minds of a thriving population living on the coast, sporting their characteristic whiskers and tusks. However, because of global climate change and efforts to control their populations, these animals could soon start dying in record numbers.

The Pacific walrus relies heavily on sea ice for its survival. They use the ice to escape predators; they depend on the ice for breeding, mating in the winter, and giving birth in the spring. Walruses also use the sea ice as a place to rest between bouts of feeding. Its existence is integral to the survival of the species.

If you feel that this video content violates the Adobe Terms of Use , you may report this content by filling out this quick form.

There are now 41,415 species on the IUCN Red List, and 16,306 of them are endangered species threatened with extinction. This is up from 16,118 last year. This includes both endangered animals and endangered plants.

The current rate of extinction appears to be hundreds, or perhaps even thousands, of times higher than the background rate. It is difficult to be precise because most of the endangered species which are becoming disappearing species have never been identified by scientists.

When you think of endangered species, which animals come to mind? You probably think of the Asian elephant, the snow leopard, the giant panda, or the Siberian tiger. The list of at-risk species grows longer every day. Most recently, conservation groups in the United States have made a push to add the Pacific walrus to that list.

To many, walruses aren’t a species that needs much help. People have images in their minds of a thriving population living on the coast, sporting their characteristic whiskers and tusks. However, because of global climate change and efforts to control their populations, these animals could soon start dying in record numbers.

The Pacific walrus relies heavily on sea ice for its survival. They use the ice to escape predators; they depend on the ice for breeding, mating in the winter, and giving birth in the spring. Walruses also use the sea ice as a place to rest between bouts of feeding. Its existence is integral to the survival of the species.

If you feel that this video content violates the Adobe Terms of Use , you may report this content by filling out this quick form.

When you think of endangered species, which animals come to mind? You probably think of the Asian elephant, the snow leopard, the giant panda, or the Siberian tiger. The list of at-risk species grows longer every day. Most recently, conservation groups in the United States have made a push to add the Pacific walrus to that list.

To many, walruses aren’t a species that needs much help. People have images in their minds of a thriving population living on the coast, sporting their characteristic whiskers and tusks. However, because of global climate change and efforts to control their populations, these animals could soon start dying in record numbers.

The Pacific walrus relies heavily on sea ice for its survival. They use the ice to escape predators; they depend on the ice for breeding, mating in the winter, and giving birth in the spring. Walruses also use the sea ice as a place to rest between bouts of feeding. Its existence is integral to the survival of the species.

If you feel that this video content violates the Adobe Terms of Use , you may report this content by filling out this quick form.

There are now 41,415 species on the IUCN Red List, and 16,306 of them are endangered species threatened with extinction. This is up from 16,118 last year. This includes both endangered animals and endangered plants.

The current rate of extinction appears to be hundreds, or perhaps even thousands, of times higher than the background rate. It is difficult to be precise because most of the endangered species which are becoming disappearing species have never been identified by scientists.

The Far Eastern or Amur leopard ( Panthera pardus orientalis ) is one of the world's most endangered cats. It is a solitary, nocturnal leopard with a wild population estimated at under 40 individuals who mostly reside in the Amur River basin of eastern Russia with a few scattered in neighboring China. They are particularly vulnerable to extinction because Amur leopards have the lowest levels of genetic variation of any leopard subspecies.

Appearance: The Amur leopard is a subspecies of leopard with a thick coat of long, dense hair varying in color from creamy yellow to rusty orange, depending on their habitat. Amur leopards in the snowier Amur River Basin of Russia develop lighter coats in the winter and tend to have more cream-colored coats than their Chinese kin. Their rosettes (spots) are more widely spaced with thicker black borders than other subspecies of leopards. They also have larger legs and wider paws than other subspecies, an adaptation that facilitates movement through deep snow.

Size: Both males and females range in height between 25 to 31 inches at the shoulder and are typically 42 to 54 inches long. Their tales measure approximately 32 inches in length. Males are typically heavier at 70 to 110 pounds while females typically weigh 55 to 75 pounds. 

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