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Subject: Science: Environment

The Web Series (Endangered Animals)

Most Artistic Animated Film Award -Chicago Intl. Children's Film Festival
Excellence in Production Award -ATOM Awards
Environment Education Award -Earth Vision Awards, Tokyo

The underlying philosophy of this award-winning animated series is to remind Click for more

Web 1: Rattlesnake, Falcon, Panda, Bandicoot, Cheetah

Web  1: Rattlesnake, Falcon, Panda, Bandicoot, Cheetah

Rattlesnake - Rattlesnakes are not aggressive and strike humans only as a last resort, and its venom may help in the treatment of certain human diseases; however, each year humans kill rattlers by the thousands in their hibernating dens. Also we learn that rattlesnakes are surprisingly fragile, and being cold-blooded, they do not cope well with fluctuations in temperature. Falcon - Peregrine falcons range throughout the world, but in small populations, vulnerable to poaching and pesticides. The peregrine's speed and agility make it a supreme hunter; also they are easier to train than other raptors. With bans on DDT, the falcons have recovered slowly, but are still under threat. Panda - Most of China's ancient forests have been destroyed by logging and agriculture, and now less than 1000 wild pandas are found in only three provinces. Panda are solitary animals, and the female is only fertile for two days a year; also the panda is even more vulnerable because it is essentially a carnivore that has become too slow and shortsighted to catch large animals for food; thus preservation programs are making every effort to save and protect them. Bandicoot - Bandicoots are nocturnal marsupials that hop around like kangaroos on their larger hind legs, but are much smaller animals, ranging from 6 to 22 inches in length. Unless conservation efforts succeed, the Victorian bandicoot faces local extinction in Australia within the next twenty years because of the destruction of the native grasslands of the Western Plains. Cheetah - Speed is the only defense of the cheetah, which is often unable to protect its catch from other carnivores Today there are less than 10,000 in Africa and less than 300 in Asia. The success of recovery programs we see depends on the cheetahs' natural surroundings. 05/09DE PIJSCA 25 min.
Also See: Peregrine Falcon: The Feathered Missile; The Panda
Associated Article: Rare Breed -Smithsonian Magazine





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