Endangered species the tiger

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Endangered species the tiger. Ruby Reveles Period 3 4/7/11. Habitat. Tigers are native to much of Asia. From some of the coldest regions to the hot Indonesian Islands. Tigers can survive extreme weather such as the hot heat of the desert and they do well in grasslands and swamps. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Endangered Species The Bald Eagle

Endangered speciesthe tiger

Ruby RevelesPeriod 34/7/11

HabitatTigers are native to much of Asia. From some of the coldest regions to the hot Indonesian Islands.Tigers can survive extreme weather such as the hot heat of the desert and they do well in grasslands and swamps. They need a good source of water and vegetation cover.I chose the tiger because I wanted to do one that isnt found in the US. Also because they are at the top of the ecosystem.

What they eat & what hunts themTigers mainly eat deer and wild boar. Their eating habits depends on the type of habitat.They also eat domestic livestock, buffalo, antelope, and monkeys. Some eat grass, berries, and fruits.No other animals hunt tigers. They are at the top of the food chain.

Diseases that affect themBabesiosis: A parasitic disease that affects wild cats through ticks and causes symptoms similar to those of malaria.Paragonimous Westermani: Pulmonary LeechTaenia Bubesei: 9m long intestine parasite.

Effect of extinction on environmentThe extinction of the tiger will have a great impact because it is one of the top predators in the wilderness. They are at the top of the food chain and are an important part of the ecosystem.They help keep the balance upon herbivores and the vegetation they eat.Without them the population of herbivores would increase which would cause a greater demand for vegetation and habitats.If they were to go completely extinct, the ecosystem would colapse.What is being done to protect themKeeping tigers in zoos where they are taken care of correctly. This assures a greater life span.Conservationists are creating protected environmental sanctuaries.Laws against illegal trading.

How they became endangeredIllegal killing and poaching.Loss of habitat.Population fragmentationCompetition between tigers against other tigers for habitat or food.

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