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The Endangered Species in Latin America

THE ENDANGERED SPECIES IN LATIN AMERICA Latin America is known for its impressively unique wildlife. These are the most endangered species throughout the region. i 15 BEST TIME OF YEAR TO SEE WHY ENDANGERED REMAINING POPULATION REGION FACT SLOTHS Sloths move at a rate of approximately i) 40 YARDS A DAY SLEEP FOR 15 - 20 HOURS EVERY DAY 15 MAY - NOVEMBER X LESS THAN 500 OF THE PYGMY THREE-TOED SLOTH CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERIÇA Costa Rica has santuaries and national parks featuring 5 different species HABITAT LOSS FROM DEFORESTATION SEA TURTLES Sea Turtles can live to be i 80 YEARS OLD SWIM UP TO 5 MILES PER HOUR CLIMATE CHANGE & HUMAN INTERFERENCE Of nesting habitats, food, and eggs 15 YEAR ROUND ******** ZONLY 8,000 COSTA RICA IS A GREAT PLACE TO SPOT THEM 6 OUT OF 7/ Nesting Hawksbill Sea Turtles left in the wild Species of sea turtles inhabit the waters around Latin America JAGUARS 3RD LARGEST LIVING i FELINE SPECIES BEHIND THE TIGER & LION YEAR ROUND 15 At night HABITAT LSS Due to human interference & poaching NATURAL RESERVES In Argentina, Mexico, Belize, Costa Rica, & The Amazon Basin X15,000 LEFT IN THE WILD HOWLER MONKEYS Howler Monkeys are one of 1 LOUDESTANIMALS CAN BE HEARD 3 MILES AWAY A LACK OF FOOD Caused by deforestation & decreased ability to reproduce YEAR ROUND 15 Often heard first HEAVY RAINFOREST Regions of Bolivia, Belize, Paraguay, Argentina, & Costa Rica X 100,000 REMAINING IN THE WILD MACAWS Macaws can eat & NEUTRALIZE TOXINS By eating clay from exposed river banks YEAR ROUND 15 Early morning or sunset hours ECUADOR, PANAMA, COLUMBIA & COSTA RICA HABITAT DESTRUCTION FROM DEFORESTATION & PET TRADE X1 MILLION Several species of macaw are already thought to be extinct WILD MACAWS REMAINING AMAZONIAN MANATEES THE AMAZONIAN MANATEE'S (i LARGE FAT RESERVES Allows them to live for up to 7 months with no food JANUARY - JUNE In feeding areas 15 Thought to be significantly LESS THAN 10,000 HUNTED FOR THEIR MEAT AMAZON RIVER BASIN In Brazil, Columbia, Peru & Ecuador Along with climate change & habitat loss SHORT-TAILED CHINCHILLAS 11,000 INDIVIDUALS REMAINING YEAR ROUND 15 At dusk or dawn Chinchilla hair is so soft because MORE THAN 50 HAIRS CAN GROW FROM A SINGLE FOLLICLE YEARS OF POACHING For their soft fur & habitat loss THE ANDES RÉGION In Chile & Argentina All of these unique species are essential to maintain diversity in our eco-systems. This world should not be taken for granted. BROUGHT TO YOU BY SOURCES evER 250 vEARS OF Cox & KINGS | ||| sOF DINCO COVERY ESTO W170

The Endangered Species in Latin America

shared by StaceySD on Jan 15
The natural beauty of Latin America is rife with exotic species that are as much of a part of the inspiration for tourism as the regions in which they reside. For a plethora of reasons, the population...


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