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Yellow mongoose
Cynictis penicillata

Length: The average body length of the Yellow Mongoose was between 23 centimetres and 33 centimetres with a tail length of 18 centimetres to 25 centimetres. There was little difference between males and females.

Height: The Yellow mongoose had an average shoulder height of 7 centimetres.

Weight:  A small mammal, the Yellow Mongoose weighed between of 450 grams and 800 grams.

Diet: The diet of the Yellow mongoose consisted of Insects including, Ants, Termites, Beetles and Locusts. Their diet also included Birds, Frogs, Lizards, small Rodents and eggs.

Lifespan: The Yellow mongoose was recorded to have lived to between 12 years and 13 years of age.

Distribution: The Yellow mongoose lived across western and central southern Africa.

Habitat: The Yellow mongoose could be found in semi desert areas, scrub and arid grasslands.

Cause of Extinction: Habitat loss caused by the expansion of the Human population and hunting for sale as a domestic pet.

 

Links to where I found this Information ( not to be included in the book )

http://www.dudleyzoo.org.uk/our-animals/yellow-mongoose

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_mongoose

http://www.theanimalfiles.com/mammals/carnivores/mongoose_yellow.html

 

Wildcat
Felis Silvestris

Length: The Length of the male Wildcat from head to the base of the tail measured between 43 centimetres and 91 centimetres and 40 centimetres to 77 centimetres in females. The average tail length was 23 centimetres.

Height: At the shoulder the height of the Wildcat was between 10 centimetres and 12 centimetres.

Weight: The female Wildcat weighed in between 5 kilograms and 7 kilograms while the heavier male would weigh between 6 kilograms to 9 kilograms.

Diet: A carnivorous species it’s diet consisted of small rodents such as the Wood mouse, Water vole, Rabbits and Hares. They were also known to eat Birds and Insects.

Lifespan: It was recorded that a Wildcat could live up to 12 years of age.

Distribution: The Wildcat could be found throughout Africa, Europe, southwest and central Asia into India, China, and Mongolia.

Habitat: The Wildcat could be found in woodlands, moors and mountain areas.

Cause of Extinction: Heavy deforestation, hunting of the Wildcats for its fur and breeding with domestic cats.

Links to where I found this Information ( not to be included in the book )

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wildcat

http://www.twycrosszoo.org/scottish-wild-cat.aspx

 

Spectacled owl
Pulsatrix Perspicillata

Length: The Spectacled owls had a recorded length of approximately 46 centimetres with no difference between the males and the females.

Wingspan: The Spectacled owl’s wingspan was between 76 centimetres and 91 centimetres.

Weight:  The weight of the Spectacled owl was approximately 850 grams.

Diet: The diet of the Spectacled owl consisted of Bats, Mice, Birds, Insects, Frogs and occasionally Crabs.

Lifespan: Spectacled owls were known to live between 20 and 25 years.

Distribution:  The Spectacled owl was found across Central and South America.

Habitat: The species could be found in dense tropical rainforests and open woodlands.

Cause of Extinction: Habitat destruction caused by the expansion of the Human population.

Links to where I found this Information ( not to be included in the book )

http://www.twycrosszoo.org/spectacled-owl.aspx

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spectacled_Owl

http://www.owls.org/Species/pulsatrix/spectacled_owl.htm

 

Ural owl
Strix Uralensisowl

Length: The length of the Ural owl could range from 50 centimetres to 61 centimetres.

Wingspan: The wingspan of the Ural owl was recorded to be 110 centimetres to 134 centimetres.

Weight: The male Ural owl weighed between 500 grams and 730 grams, whereas the larger female could weigh from 720 grams to 1.3 kilograms.

Diet: The Ural owl ate a large range of pray including Rodents, Hares, Birds, Frogs and Insects.

Lifespan: The Ural owl could live to 30 years of age.

Distribution: The Ural owl could be found across Asia, Northern Europe ranging from Scandinavia and the Baltic region across Russia and Siberia to Korea and Japan.

Habitat: Mature open forests.

Cause of Extinction: Loss habitat due to the expansion of the Human population.

Links to where I found this Information ( not to be included in the book )

http://www.twycrosszoo.org/ural-owl.aspx

http://www.owls.org/Species/strix/ural_owl.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ural_Owl

 

West African Long Tailed Hornbill
Tropicranus Albocristatus

Length: The length of the West African long tailed hornbill was recorded at 71centimeters.

Wingspan: The approximate wingspan was recorded as being between 90 centimetres and 94 centimetres.

Weight: The weight of the West African long tailed hornbill was between 1 kilogram and 1.6 kilograms.

Diet: The diet of the West African Long-tailed Hornbill consisted of insects but it was also know to eat slugs, lizards and sometimes fruit.

Lifespan: The West African long-tailed hornbill could live between 15 years and 25 years of age

Distribution: The West African long-tailed hornbill had a large range od distribution including, Africa across Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, and Uganda.

Habitat: This species could be found in semi – evergreen, evergreen forests, secondary woodlands and plantations.

Cause of Extinction: Loss of habitat due to expanding Human population, hunted for food and use of its body parts in medicines.

Links to where I found this Information ( not to be included in the book )

http://www.centralpark.com/guide/central-park-zoo/birds_8.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White-crested_Hornbill

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