Hello everyone! This is the velvet worm, Opisthopatus Roseus and they are CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. Their population is threatened from habitat loss from logging, destruction of forests for farmland, and houses and cities being built in place of forests. They are also threatened from non-native species and diseases being transported into the wet tropics of Australia. They are soft and fuzzy, hence the cute lil' name Velvet Worm! Though called pink, many are a sweet shade of maroon. (like the color of this text!) They attack prey by shooting a liquid out of oral papilla near their mouths. They use this to trap prey before eating them. They are teeny, usually a couple inches long. We need to save these little fuzz noodles from being extinct!
Stay safe on the forest floor and don't get trampled, little guys! I had so much fun drawing these cute little noodles. ( OwO)
You may not have seen this strange creature before, maybe you have seen it in a 'Has Science Gone Too Far?' click-bait, but this animal is a real creature, but people don't hear about them since they are critically endangered!
Pangolins are hunted for their scales and meat for their 'magically healing powerzz'. People actually fall for it, and spend thousands of dollars just to eat this beautiful creature. Their scales are actually made of the same material as our hair and nails.
Please help save these animals, and do not fall into the trap of fake medicine. If we do not do something, we may lose these wonderful Pangolins forever.
(Too busy to color this artwork of mine coz' of schoolwork)
This is a Nile river crocodile. Nile river crocodiles live mostly in, well, the Nile river! They are NOT threatened by little mice standing on rocks, but ARE threatened by habitat loss and poaching. They are poached for their meat and their teeth, skull, and skins. The skins are used in bags, belts, and shoes. T\
This is a hippo. Pretty clear to see, right? Well, if poachers keep going the way they are, we may not be seeing this live hippo clearly anymore.
Hippopotamuses are endangered; they are killed off for their meat and their teeth. It is a horrific thing to do to this relative of whale and horse, dweller of land, lake and river. Oh... and they are kinda 'angery' all the time, so when you get a photo it looks really epic! Don't get too close as they have a very nasty temper and are known to attack if you get too close to them.
Uhh, back on track. The teeth are used the same way elephant tusks are used; turned into worthless sculptures made of teeth. They have been illegally poached for that reason, and the poachers do not care. The money is worth more than lives of animals, in their opinions.
We must stand up and spread awareness of this, and make sure no other species go the way of the passenger pigeon!
(This is one of my endangered animal drawings a while back that until now I haven't colored in yet. I decided to just post them and change the pic later once I finished coloring it in GIMP. (◕‿◕✿) )
This is my first post on endangered animals! :D
JAGUARS are one of the endangered animals on our planet. They are hunted because of their amazing build and beautiful fur. Jaguars only live 12 to 15 years, so I think it would be fair to let them live their short life, don't you think?
Anyways, this is my artwork from two years ago that was supposed to be entered in an art contest about endangered species, but my "Procrastination Monkey" took over the steering wheel of my brain and after watching a ton of cat videos, I found out that the contest was over, and I didn't get to enter my work. XD