Endangered animals in South America
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The giant armadillo is endangered. The necks and backs of the giant armadillo are covered in flexible armor which they use to protect themselves from predators. Only the head and body can measure 30 to 40 inches long. The tail can measure 20 inches. The giant armadillo can weigh up to 130 pounds, but usually weighs 40 to 70 pounds. Giant armadillos eat termites, insects, spiders, carrion, snakes, and larvae. Giant armadillos are found in South America. Giant armadillos live in burrows in near water in grasslands, brush lands, woodlands, and forest habitats.
Thirteen species of bats are endangered (ex. Indiana Bat, Gray Bat, Ozark big-eared bat, the Hawaiian Hoary bat, Virginia big- eared bat). Bats are the only mammals able to truly fly. Bats use echolocation to find their prey. They usually hunt small animals such as insects, but some species of bats hunt larger prey, and some eat berries and fruit. Bats can be found living in caves, crevices, trees, and sometimes buildings.
Burrowing owls are almost extinct. Burrowing owls have brown and black spots. They have long legs. They are the smallest specie of owl at 5-6 ounces and usually 10 inches tall. Burrowing owls eat small mammals in late spring and early summer and then they eat insects such as beetles and grasshoppers. They live in abandoned burrows of other animals. They are getting closer to extinction because of people building buildings and people trapping and killing them for farmland.
Cactus Ferruginous Pygmy Owl
Cactus Ferruginous Pygmy Owls are endangered. They have longer tails than regular owls. They are reddish-brown and have yellow eyes. They can be found in warm places 4,000 feet below sea level. They eat lizards, small mammals (such as mice), worms, small birds, insects, and frogs. They are endangered because people are building more houses and farms where they live.
There is only one hummingbird on the endangered species list and it’s called the hook-billed hummingbird. Hummingbirds live up to four years and live in warm, flower-filled places. They weigh 0.08 ounces and measure 1.75 inches. Most hummingbirds are endangered because they’re killed for their feathers.
The biggest cat in North and South America is endangered. Jaguars live from 12 to 16 years old. Adult jaguars are 5 to 6 feet from the nose to the tip of the tail. They weigh from 140 to 220 pounds. Jaguars prefer to live in thick forest places, but sometimes live near dry open areas.