Why do animals become extinct?

Why do animals become extinct?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427179586

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Animals have become extinct for many reasons. The most famous example, the extinction of the dinosaurs, may have been the result of an asteroid hitting Earth or an Ice Age freezing them to death. Prehistoric mammoths and saber-toothed cats may simply have been hunted to extinction. Today, animals such as elephants, zebras, tigers and leopards, some wolves, and many kinds of primates may still face extinction due to climate change, habitat loss, hunting, poaching, and pollution. This fascinating book introduces and explains the designations of endangermentfrom extinct in the wild to vulnerable. Children are also introduced to fossils as a way of learning about animals that lived long ago.

Reading Level
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
Animals, Birds & Insects
Interest Age
Ages 3-5 Ages 6-8
3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade
English (US)
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