KS3 Endangered Species Worksheets by dfsiopmhy6

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									Endangered Species
   Worksheets
                   Key Stage 3




Endangered is the broad term used to describe any animal
             that is threatened in the wild.

  There are three parts to these worksheets:
    PART 1: To use with your education talk
         PART 2: To use around the Zoo
             PART 3: To use at school
What does endangered mean?
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What are the three terms used to describe groups of animals that are threatened?
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Is extinction natural?       Yes / No

Why are we loosing animals and plant species?
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What animals are hunted for their fur?
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Why are animals hunted for their fur?
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                     What is fur made into?
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How many reptiles are killed every year?
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What is reptile skin made into?
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Why are elephants hunted?
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How much is the ivory from one elephant worth on the black
market? _______________________________________

What is ivory made into?
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What is over exploitation?
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Why have fish stocks decreased so much?
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                What effects does overfishing have on the rest of the animals in the sea?
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What is an invasive species?
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How may species by introduced?
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How do invasive species cause problems?
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What is pollution?
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Name 5 forms of pollution:
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    3. ____________________                    4.   ____________________
    5. ____________________

How does pollution affects species?
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How much rainforest is being chopped down every second?    __________________

                          Why are humans destroying habitats?
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How do zoos help endangered species?
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South American World (12)
Where do golden headed tamarins live?
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What are the threats to golden headed lion tamarins?
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Penguin Shores (21)
What is guano?
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Playa Patagonia (24)
Water covers what percentage of the earth’s surface?      _____________________

What are the five huge ocean basins called?
    1.    ____________________                  2.     ____________________
    3. ____________________                     4.     ____________________
    5. ____________________

What are the threats to sealions?
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Orangutan Forest (25)
What are the main predators to orangutans?
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Why are orangutans endangered?
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Name some supermarket products that have palm oil in them?
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How many orangutans are left in the wild?
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Mangabey Forest (29)
What is deforestation?
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Where is deforestation happening?
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How can we save the rainforests?
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                  Ussuri Falls (31)
                  How many Amur leopards are left in the wild?
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                  Why are Amur leopards threatened?
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Wallaby Walkabout (52)
What were the earliest inhabitants of Australia called?    _____________________
Hyena (54)
What is a group of hyenas called? ____________________________

Why do humans fear hyenas?
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Are hyenas related to canines or felines?    _____________________

Mandrill (55)
What is bushmeat?
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Cheetah (57)
How many years has it taken for cheetahs to evolve?    ________________________

What are the threats to cheetah?
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                     Elephant (61)
                     How old can elephants live for?   ________________________

                     How much can an adult elephant weight? ____________________

                     What are elephant tusks used for and what are they made out of?
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Aardvark Burrow (65)
How does an aardvark defend itself?
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Tiger Taiga (72)
What is TCM?
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Name what each body part of a tiger is used to treat in Traditional Chinese Medicines .
What are tiger teeth used to treat?          ____________________________
What are tiger whiskers used to treat?       ____________________________
What are tiger bones used to treat?          ____________________________
What are tiger claws used to treat?          ____________________________
What are tiger genitalia used to treat?      ____________________________
What is tiger teeth dung to treat?           ____________________________
What are tiger eyes used to treat?           ____________________________
What are tiger tails used to treat?          ____________________________

What is an EEP?
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How many tigers are left in the wild?   _______________

Hunting Dogs (77)
Hunting dogs are also known as painted dogs – why?
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Why are hunting dogs threatened?
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Action for the wild house (78)
How many pro jects does Colchester zoo support in the wild? __________________

Chimp world (82)
What is the world’s most destructive ape?     _______________________________
Match the categories with their definitions as given by the World
Conservation Union (IUCN)?

EXTINCT IN THE              A species that has been evaluated against the criteria but
  WILD (EW)                                                           ,
                             does not qualify for any other category but is close to
                             qualifying for a threatened category in the near future.

  CRITICALLY                 A species where it is known only to survive in cultivation,
ENDANGERED (CR)             in captivity or as a naturalised population (or populations)
                                            well outside the past range.

ENDANGERED (EN)
                            A species where there is no reasonable doubt that the last
                                               individual has died.

VULNERABLE (VU)
                            A species that has been evaluated against the criteria and
                            does not qualify for any other category. Widespread and
                                 abundant species are included in this category.
 EXTINXT (EX)

                           A species that is considered to be facing a very high risk of
                                               extinction in the wild.
     NEAR
THREATENED (NT)
                            A species that is considered to be facing an extremely high
                                           risk of extinction in the wild.

    LEAST
 CONCERN (LC)                 A species that is considered to be facing a high risk of
                                               extinction in the wild.
 Some countries such as Botswana and Zimbabwe think they should be allowed to sell their
                                   stock piled ivory.




Give an argument both for and against this idea:

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Against: ________________________________________________________
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Why did the dinosaurs go extinct?
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Why did the dodo go extinct?
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Why did the thylacine go extinct?
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