Protecting Orangutans

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Posted by travisy | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on October 22, 2015

Orangutans are an endangered species. It is estimated that about 19000-25000 orangutans are left in the while another 900 hundred orangutans are left in captivity. They are only found in the islands of Sumatra and Borneo in south east Asia. Lose of rainforest and poachers are they main reason that oranguatans are endangered. Websites such as the orangutan project help save the orangutans and with your help they can keep the population of orangutans at a safe level.            

 

Renewable energy presentation

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Posted by travisy | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on October 12, 2015

Hi guys this is my presentation about renewable energy and I hope you enjoy it

transit program

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Posted by travisy | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on October 9, 2015

Today people from metro transport and the Whitehorse council came in to show us how to be  aware and safe around public transport . They told us what to do in a situation if you get lost. You have to call your parents or look up Google maps on your phone.

They explained how to use sustainable transport if you are going to a place nearby and about etiquette and how you  offer your seat to an elderly person or a person who is disabled . Here is a video of dumb ways to die we all sang along an we really enjoy it.DSCN3441

How have olive baboon adapted to change

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Posted by travisy | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on October 8, 2015

Anthropologist Shirley Strum conducted a long term study on papio anubis also known as the olive baboon and how they adapted to change.

At the turn of the 20th century there were more baboons in Africa than people but now that has dramatically changed due to the increased human population and the climate and environmental changes.

Also parts of the land was being degraded by land hungry human and a noxious plant quickly spreading the Opuntia stricta also known as the prickly pear has  left animals with nothing to eat.

Because their food source was gone they had to find an alternative. Amazingly the baboon had found a way  eat the prickly pear without being sick. They roll the fruit in the dirt to get rid of the fine hairs on the fruit and after many years they are still thriving on the prickly pear. Other animal that tried to eat the fruit had disastrous consequences. Causing mouth and gut ulcers and internal bleeding from the fine hair of the fruit but the baboons have learn to cope. When their food grew grew back they still decided to eat the prickly pears because it is a source of vitamins sugar and water.

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