Information compiled by Alice Morana with the help of her family.
Today I am going to write about the population of different animals and humans in the world.
White lions: 300
Polar Bears: 31,000
Elephants: 40,000 to 50,000
Mountain Gorillas: 1,000
Egyptian Vultures: 21,000 – 67,000
Humpback whales: 15,000
Blue whales: 10,000 – 25,000
Killer whales: 50,000
Sources : Wikipedia, WWF
Whilst I am doing this research, I feel sad because I am realizing that many animals, which I am so much used to see on television,, are on the brink of extinction. This means that these animals will not exist anymore.
Points to discuss with your family:
1) What is the difference between the animal population and the human population?
2) What can we do to help these animals increase their population?
3) Research other animals that you like and share with us their population numbers.
4) Research population numbers of these animals 40 years ago and compare them with that of today.
5) Do you think that some animals that live in Malta can become extinct?
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