Lion and Club

Conversation - Activity 4 - Extinction

In reality, human beings are responsible for more destruction than any other animals. David killed this lion because it was attacking his friends in the local village, but some people in Victorian times killed animals for other reasons like sport, scientific research and sometimes just to take home as trophies.

David was worried about the impact trophy hunting would have on animal populations.

Today, many animals are in danger of becoming extinct because too many  have been hunted or their homes have been destroyed. To find out more, watch this video.

YouTube Video: Are Endangered Species Worth Saving?

What can you do to help?

Create a fact file about one endangered African animal. Find out why your chosen animal is endangered. Find out how many of your chosen animal are living in Africa today and whether this number is increasing or decreasing. Now you must do something to help protect your animal. You could sign a petition, create a campaign or organise a fundraising activity to donate money to a conservation charity.

Here are some animal facts from the WWF to get you started: www.wwf.org.uk


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