Animals Alive : The Fight for Survival in the Wild by DK Publishing

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These tiny snails were the unintended victims of an attempt to control African land snails, which had been introduced to the islands. The African snails escaped into the wild and a predatory snail was brought in to control them, but preferred to eat the native tree snails instead. Horseshoe crabs evolved more than 300 million years ago. Their eggs provide food for millions of seabirds, but development of beaches is affecting their laying sites. Horseshoe crabs play a vital part in human medicine, especially research into vision.

The only problem is, the eggs are taken away from their parents to be hatched, so breeders have to teach the babies how to do everything, from finding food to flying south for the winter. Marsh areas, prairie, shallow lakes Lifespan 30+ years in the wild Range One original nesting site in Alberta, Canada; a breeding site in Wisconsin; and two overwintering sites in the South. Alberta site Wisconsin site main threats Habitat loss—their original breeding sites in the north have been taken over for farming, and the southern wetlands where they overwinter have been drained.

Populations of this once-common bird have plummeted since the mid-1990s. The cause is known to be a drug given to herds of cattle and goats that causes kidney failure in the vultures when they scavenge carcasses. Safer drugs are now being used to treat sick livestock. Only 85 adult black stilts are thought to exist in the wild. These wading birds nest on a river that has been affected by upstream dams that have changed the habitat through drainage and flooding. The birds are also under attack from native and introduced predators.

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