06/12/18: BLOG 4

After working on Unit 11, answer the following questions:

  1. Which animal species would you most like to study? Why?
  2. Are there any endangered animals in your country? Whose responsibility is it to help them?
  3. What are some pros and cons of keeping animals in zoos?
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    Peru has a great biodiversity in its amazon rainforest, but, unfortunately the indiscriminate felling of trees and illegal hunting are causing the extinction of many species. Among endangered animal in Peru are the andean bear, the andean condor, the cat of the andes, the giant anteater. The government and all Peruvians are co-responsible for the care of these animals, all of us must to respect the protected areas and the prohibition to hunt them.
    I would like to study the Andean condor, for its majesty when flying.
    Zoos are good if they can reproduce the natural habitat of these animal species. One of the cons of keeping animals in zoos is the small space to develop its natural abilities. One of the pros is the possibility to protect them from other danger and wild species.

  2. Roberto Acuña escribió:

    What animal species would you like to study?
    I like to start studying woolly mammoths,

    I have always been like by the woolly mammoths and me would enjoy know more about their characteristics and why they became extinct, taking into account how big and strong they were, as well as me interested studying other species such as the whale shark and the Koalas.

    Are there animals in danger of extinction in your country?
    In Ecuador there are several species in danger of extinction among which are the Andean Toucan, Hummingbird sword, the parrot of Guayaquil, the Andean condor, Harpy Eagle, the pink dolphin, the giant Armadillo among others.

    Whose responsibility is it to help them?
    The responsibility to help animals in danger of extinction belongs to everyone, but especially to the government.

    What are some advantages and disadvantages of keeping animals in zoos?
    between the advantages of keeping animals in zoos is to protect them from hunters, encourage their reproduction, take cared, among others, among the disadvantages we have, the tendency for these animals to lose their abilities to live in an environment outside of the zoos, costs, etc.

  3. sofia escribió:

    Which animal species would you most like to study? Why?
    Of the animals presented in Unit 11, I would like to study the Elephant, because it seems to me a mysterious animal, very little is known about its permanence on Earth, its reproduction and what I find even more interesting about its social interrelation with others same species.

    Are there any endangered animals in your country? Whose responsibility is it to help them?
    Yes, in Peru there are animals in danger of extinction such as: Andean Bear; Andean Condor, Cat of the Andes, Giant Anteater, Pudu and Mountain Danta, mainly, as a result of climate change and the intervention of man in their habitat (illegal logging and deforestation). It is the responsibility of the Directorate of Sustainable Conservation of Ecosystems and Species of the General Directorate of Biological Diversity of the Ministry of the Environment to protect species in danger of extinction.

    What are some pros and cons of keeping animals in zoos?
    Exactly there are pro and cons of keeping animals in zoos. The arguments against would be that they are in small spaces, given that it is not their habitat where they develop their full potential, having a negative effect on their physical and psychological development. The argument in favor would be that a zoological institution should include conservation principles such as natural reserves, thus maintaining the cycle of development of the animals, thus working under a vision of bringing people closer to nature.

  4. Waldy Arroba escribió:

    1. Which animal species would you most like to study? Why?
    I would like to study domestic rabbits more because my son has one as a pet and I would like to know more about them in order to take better care of them and care for them.

    2. Are there any endangered animals in your country? Whose responsibility is it to help them?
    In Peru unfortunately there are animals in danger of extinction such as the Andean condor or the pink dolphin. I think it is everyone’s responsibility to help them, not only the State but also the population not by hunting them, not exhausting their food sources, etc.

    3. What are some pros and cons of keeping animals in zoos?
    Some advantages are for example to avoid being hunted, persecuted, having no food, having timely attention.
    Some disadvantages are for example that they are outside their natural habitat, that they are created an artificial environment, that captivity generates depression.


    Which animal species would you most like to study? Why
    The dog peruvian or named Viringo, it is one animal native of Perú. Its main feature is that it has no hairs and is attributed medicinal benefits, they are small and thin. It has been declared a patrimony of Peru. Many evidences in Andean ceramics that realize that it is an animal native to Peru. Also in the burials found in areas where the Inca and pre-Inca times were developed, remains of the Calato dog were found. There its importance. We currently have these dogs but very few people breed them. your caractherisy Because
    Are there any endangered animals in your country? Whose responsibility is it to help them?
    In Peru there are many species. Despite the kindness of nature, man is destroying it. One of the causes is the indiscriminate hunting, the felling of trees, the growth of the cities, the contamination of the rivers. The animals in extinction: monkeys, Andean condor, pink dolphin in the Amazon, the spectacled bear, variety of birds.
    The responsibility belongs to all of us, but there are institutions that struggle to develop programs to protect these animals and preserve the species. The authorities do very little there is no social responsibility in companies that pollute the environment.
    What are some pros and cons of keeping animals in zoosinhabit?
    Having animals in zoos to maintain and save animals that came out of their natural habitat are protected. It allows to know the variety of species that exist, their care, to know more about them.
    But the opposite is that they are in a situation of captivity because they are not in their homes and they are exhibited to the public and some people throw food at them that they should not eat. Some end up sick. Never an artificial place will be equal to a natural one.

  6. Giovanna Apaza escribió:

    I would like to study the Andean condor. I have always been surprised by its majesty and elegance, but despite being strong animals, they are in danger of extinction. The Colca canyon in Arequipa is the beautiful habitat of these animals, however the authorities do little for their protection as they are seen only as tourist objects and not as valuable beings for our country. I think it is the responsibility of the authorities but also of the citizenship to protect them.
    Particularly I think that zoos are not the adequate space for animals to live because they need wide and free spaces, however, when a species is in danger of extinction, zoos can be important for its conservation. I am in favor of zoos as a sign of help and protection but not of zoos that are used for profit.

  7. César Moncloa escribió:

    1. I would love to study humpback whales. Since mid-June, they arrive in northern Peru. It would be incredible to be able to observe them in an excursion and investigate why their song, only the males sing and they do it for hours.

    2. unfortunately, to mention a few: Oso Andino, Cóndor Andino, Gato de los Andes, Oso Hormiguero Gigante, Etc. It is everyone’s responsibility to help, we must protect and not pollute their ecosystems, stop illegal logging, urbanize in areas that do not represent a danger to the fauna and flora of the place, educate to love what is ours.

    3. Pros: protect animals that are hunted indiscriminately in their territory and that the state can not protect them. Against: by feeding and caring for them, we take away their instincts, the animal is just a shadow of what would be in freedom.

  8. Maria Alexia Leon escribió:

    1) The rose colored Amazon river dolphin is an exceptional species of dolphin specific to its natural habitat. Unique and spectacular.
    Unfortunately we know far too little about them, our information is “data deficient”. We do know that they have one of the most diverse diets of any of the toothed whales and a unique sonar system. Aside from humans encroaching on their environment, and the devasting effects of climate change, they are also being hunted. If we do not study them now, it may be too late.
    2) Unfortunately many animals are on the endangered list in Peru. If we focus just on the Amazon, Jaguars, Macaws, Sloths, Black Spider Monkeys, and River Dolphins are all endangered due to the destruction of their natural habitats. Without one, the others cannot exist. One cannot stress enough the impact that the destruction of the Amazon rain forest for wood harvesting and the effects of climate change have on the Amazon’s habitat. It is also important to keep in mind that the Amazon is not just a local system , but a global one.

  9. Maria Alexia Leon escribió:

    3) The pros are that we can study and in some cases keep a species from going extinct. The cons are several: the animals are deprived of what should be their natural life and perhaps keep us from addressing the real problem of preserving their habitat and planet in general.

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