Animals and their Georgia Habitats

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					Animals and their Georgia
        Habitats
 Thriving, endangered and extinct
 animals that have called Georgia
               home
                  Gray bat
• Lives in the Mountain
    Habitat of Georgia

  • Currently on the
   endangered animal
          list

• Usually live in caves
     along rivers
Black Bear
       • Thrives in the
       mountain habitat of
           Georgia
         Carolina Parakeet
 • Only species of
parakeet native to the
        USA

• Declared extinct in
        1939

• Made the mountain
 and piedmont regions
  of Georgia its home
                Hadrosaur




• Fossil remains of the duck-billed hadrosaur were
   found in the piedmont and mountain habitats of
                       Georgia
  • Lived in Georgia 65 to 100 million years ago
                   • Now extinct
Gray wolf

     • On the endangered
       species list

     • Lives in piedmont
       region of Georgia all
       the way up to Maine
             Great Horned Owl
• Found in the piedmont
  habitat

• Currently thrives in
  Georgia

• Largest species of owls
  commonly found in
  Georgia

• Eats skunks frequently
  because they have no
  sense of smell
Passenger Pigeon
        • Was native to the
          piedmont and coastal
          plains of Georgia

        • This is species of birds is
          now extinct.

        • This is a picture of
          Martha, the last
          passenger pigeon, who
          died in 1914
        Eastern Indigo Snake
• Listed as endangered
  because of habitat
  loss since 1979

• Populations continue
  to decline

• Found in the coastal
  plains of Georgia
Brown thrasher
       • Thrives in Georgia

       • Officially made the state
         bird by the Georgia
         legislature in 1970

       • Can be found in the
         coastal plains and
         piedmont regions of
         Georgia
    Sherman’s Pocket Gopher
• Spend most of their
  lives underground

• Was found in
  Chatham County,
  Georgia

• Became extinct in
  1950 in the coastal
  plains of Georgia
Flatwoods Salamander
          • Small, dark colored
            salamander

          • Found in or near
            ponds in southeast
            Georgia

          • Lives near the
            Okefenokee Swamp
            in Georgia
                      Alligator
• Thriving in the
  Okefenokee Swamp
  habitat in Georgia

• Hunted in the 1950’s and
  1960’s until it was almost
  extinct

• Government protected
  the species, so now the
  population has increased
  to thriving
Harelip Sucker
       • Freshwater fish species
         that is now extinct

       • Found near the
         Tennessee River Basin in
         the mountain region of
         Georgia

       • This picture is a relative
         of the harelip sucker
                  Manatees
• Lives in the Atlantic
  Ocean

• Can be spotted most
  frequently from April
  through October

• Has been on the
  Endangered Species
  list since 1973
Right Whale
      • Like the manatee, has
        been on the Endangered
        species list since 1973

      • Called “Right Whale”
        because it was the right
        whale to kill because it
        yielded lots of oil to make
        things like soap

      • Lives in the Atlantic
        Ocean habitat
                   Seagulls

• Thriving in the Atlantic
  Ocean habitat of
  Georgia

• Live on the water
  searching for food

				
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