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By DK Publishing

ISBN-10: 0756672139

ISBN-13: 9780756672133

Animals Alive is an exhilarating exploration of animal existence in the course of the a long time. a number of wonderful animals are illustrated and brought — yet why are a few of them not alive? to give an explanation for this, the idea that of extinction is laid out, with a glance on the dying of the dinosaurs and the world's different significant extinction occasions. seeking to the current, the booklet additionally celebrates the variety of lifestyles on the earth this present day. Animal profile spreads are jam-packed with photographs and comprise key evidence, distribution info, and different awe-inspiring info. utilizing the classifications of the foreign Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Animals Alive appears to be like on the present threats dealing with animals on the earth and divulges how a few species have introduced again from the threshold by means of conservation.

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Swimming star Polar bears are superb swimmers. Some travel as far as 200 miles (320 km) from land. Adult bears are mostly solitary, although males may group together during the open-water season in summer and fall. 34 FACT: Under their white fur, polar bears have black skin, (c) 2011 Dorling Kindersley. All Rights Reserved. Male bears can be a massive 10 ft (3 m) long. VU Hungry bears MAMMALS Polar bears need sea ice to get to their food and travel between their hunting grounds and dens. If they become stranded on land they can starve.

49 REPTILES In some countries, fishing nets have to include a special trapdoor that lets turtles escape. The beaches where they lay their eggs are being protected from developers and natural erosion, and the authorities are also clamping down on illegal egg collection. VU Komodo dragon Varanus komodoensis REPTILES Do dragons really exist? Maybe not, but on five small islands in Indonesia there are meat-eating monster lizards that have a bite that can kill. Dangerous dragons Komodo dragons are the largest lizards in the world.

They have a long body, short, sturdy legs, a thick, muscular tail, and a forked yellow tongue. Their powerful jaws can tear animal carcasses apart and deliver a poisonous bite to live prey. Their saliva also carries deadly bacteria that infects the wound and leads to blood poisoning. The dragon follows its victim for several days until it dies from loss of blood. Agile hunters Komodo dragons are good swimmers and hunt in the surf for fish and seabirds. Young dragons can climb trees to escape predators, including adult dragons.

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