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Endangered Animals of Nepal

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Endangered Animals of Nepal
Red Panda
The Adorable...
The Hispid Hare

The pygmy hog is the most endangered animal in nepal
The Pygmy Hog is
classified as the most endangered animal in Nepal with only 150 or less left in the entire world.
Why Save the Red Panda?
Ailurus Fulgens
The Cute
Endangered Animals of Nepal
By Jigme Norchen, Ask Vestergard, and Nikhil Singh

Habitat
Hispid Hares make their home in high grass lands. As you see in this video, hispid hares stay in muddy and swampy marshes.They are found in Nepal, India, Bangladesh & possibly Bhutan.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Mammalia

Order: Lagomorpha

Family: Leopridae

Genus: Caproligus

Caproligus Hispidus
Pygmy Hogs are usually 55-71 cm long and an inch tall. Males are larger than females. It lives up to 14 years(half of that in the wild). They are found at the terai region of Nepal and Assam of India and a part of Bhutan. They are really hard to find due to their small size and the dense habitat they live in.

The Rare
The Pygmy Hog
(Sus salvanius).
Rarity
The Pygmy Hog is extremely rare to find as there's 150 or less in the world. They are also hard to find due to size and the dense habitat they live in. It's extinction would lead to a loss of a unique branch of pigs. It is the smallest and rarest branch of pigs.
Classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Suidae
Subfamily: Suinae
Genus: Porcula
Why save the Hispid Hare?
The Hispid Hare plays a pivotal role in its region. It is food to many carnivores such as jackals, crested serpent eagles and even domestic dogs. The population of jackals would go down, since the hispid hare is one of its main
food. Also the hispid hare is extremely rare with only a estimate of 100 left in the wild the animal is very close to extinct so humans (who have caused alot of destruction to the habitat of the Hispid hare) should fix what they damaged
Habits & Lifestyle

The diet of the Hispid Hare consists of grass, shrubs, roots & occasionally cultivated crops. The Hispid Hare breeds once or twice a year with which usually occurs in late winter and early spring.The hispid hare usually doesn't make its own burrow but lives in the burrows of other animals. Also the hispid hare isn't actually a hare, its a rabbit. (known as the assam rabbit)
In an ecosystem, animals live in a volatile harmony of sorts. They all help each other out with their little job. Red pandas help balance the population of bamboo, small mammals, insects, and other munchies. However, some animals eat red pandas too; two primary candidates being the snow leopard and the marten. The primary consumers of red pandas are snow leopards, which happen to not only be endangered, but are also apex predators. They are already threatened enough – snatching away a food source will almost certainly ensure a quicker demise.
- Bushy tails; used as duvets
- False thumbs used for holding
- Scent glands in padded paws
Anatomy
- Temperate Forests Between China and Nepal
- Live and sleep in trees
- Deforestation and Hunters cause then to die out
Habitat
- Active from night to dusk
- Omnivorous, consume bamboo, eggs, roots, insects, and small mammals
- Females birth 4 cubs a year, cubs stay in nests for 90 days
Habits and Lifestyle
The Hispid Hare
Source 1: “Endangered Species: The Hispid Hare,Helium, n.d Wednesday 19, September 2013,http://www.helium.com/items/1310241-endangered-species-thehispid-hare”

Source 2: “Maheswaran, G. & Smith,CaprolagusHispidus, Icunredlistofthreathedspecies, n.d tuesday 24 september 2013
http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/3833/0"

Source 3: "Woodland and grassland habitat of the endangered Hispid Hare,Youtube/Wildfilmsindia, n.d wednesday 19, september 2013” "

Source 4: "Hispid hare - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia." Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Sept. 2013.”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hispid_hare"
Citations
The Pygmy Hog
Source 1: "Porcula salvania
".ultimateungulate. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Sept. 2013. .
<http://goo.gl/uXlf5z>

Source 2: "Pygmy Hogs"wikipedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Sept. 2013. <http://goo.gl/iB6o2Z>

Source 3: "Pygmy Hogs"Sospcies. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Sept. 2013.<http://goo.gl/8WD8Coh>"

Source 4: "Pygmy Hogs" Nepal Arna. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Sept. 2013. .
<nepal.arna.com,http://goo.gl/n9v2A4>"

The Red Panda
Source 1: "Moffet, Mark W.. "The Red Panda."National Geographic. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Sept. 2013. <animals.natuonalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/red-panda/>."

Source 2: "Red Panda." Wikipedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Sept. 2013. <www.wikipedia.com/red panda>."

Source 3: "The Story of a Red Panda." World Wildlife News. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Sept. 2013. <news.worldwide.org/the-story-of-a-red-panda/>."

Source 4: "Red Panda." WWF Nepal. WWF, n.d. Web. 19 Sept. 2013. <m.wwfnepal.org/about_wwf/conservation_"
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