Apart from Poaching, Here Are 7 Causes of Animal Scarcity

Over time, Planet Earth has also undergone changes. These changes are closely related to human activities. In the past, humans did various kinds of work using only simple tools and always emphasized the preservation of nature. After the invention of technology, all kinds of human work became easier and faster. However, technology that continues to develop has a negative impact, especially on the environment. A lot of nature has been damaged due to continuous human activities. From the past, Indonesia has been known for its diversity of flora and fauna, some of which are endemic. However, some species are very difficult to find in the wild, even some are included in the rare category including animals. One-horned rhino, flower tiger, bird of paradise are some examples of native Indonesian animals whose status is at a rare level. Then what are the causes of the scarcity of these animals? Here’s why:

Damage and loss of habitats

As we know, forests are home to most of the animals on this earth. As the human population increases, the need for housing has also increased. It is not surprising that many forests have been converted into residential areas. The conversion of forest functions has … Read More

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Ancient Elephants, Largest Mammals That Ever Lived on Earth?

What are the largest mammals that have ever lived on Earth’s land? So far, Paraceratherium, an ancient hornless rhino, is considered the largest mammal. Although it “doesn’t look like” the rhino we know, it belongs to the superfamily of rhinos, the Rhinocerotoidea, which includes the members of today’s rhinos. Scientists believe, this rhino has a height of 4.8 – 5 meters and weighs 20 tons. Or, five times the weight of an African elephant now However, new opinions emerged.

According to a paper by Asier Larramendi written in 2015, as reported by National Geographic, ancient elephants competed with ancient rhinos as the largest mammals to have ever lived on Earth. Paraceratherium looks so large because of its long neck. Even so, in terms of weight, Deinotherium, an ancient elephant with an anchor-like tusk, is likely heavier. Deinotherium is a relative of the modern elephant that appeared in the Middle Miocene Period and continued into the early Pleistocene. The Deinotherium looks like the modern elephant, except for its shorter trunk, and its curved tusks, which are attached to its lower jaw. The male, his body is 3.5 to 4.2 meters tall, although some specimens are as large as 5 meters. They … Read More

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The dodo bird and where it lives

In the modern world, they have become real symbols of the struggle for the conservation of endangered animal species. It is believed that the last dodos died more than 300 years ago, so scientists don’t know much about them. Nevertheless, some interesting facts about the life of these strange birds have survived to this day.

It is not known exactly how the dodo ended up on the island of Mauritius, which is located in the Indian Ocean east of Madagascar. It is believed that they were the ancestors of ancient pigeons who accidentally landed on its shores and remained here to live. Birds find new comfortable habitats and breed well, developing for hundreds of years. Gradually, they forgot how to fly and became much bigger. The first dodo was seen only in 1598, when the first Dutch settlers arrived on the island of Mauritius. In other parts of the world, the bird has never lived. After 65 years, all dodos became extinct. The last time a man managed to see a dodo was in 1662.

Before people came to the island, no one hunted birds

The Mauritian dodo is a peaceful bird that lives a quiet life. Not a single … Read More

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