Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 30, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
The LetKbridge Herald Jrd SECTION LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA. THURSDAY. AUGUST PAGES 25-32 Of swamp and pond In only a few hunters seeking American alligator hides for shoes and other decorations for milady have driven a reptile population of one million down to Like rabbits in a shooting they cannot escape the swamps vital to their survival. In the great Indian over two tons of Ice Age is also threatened and in Africa the pygmy hippopotamus is dwindling in numbers. .0- V Cornfields and gorillas In Nature's death is a way to strengthen and preserve a species. But three of the four great apes of the world are endangered and Man has played a large part in that tragedy. The gorilla's greatest enemies are the tribesmen who hunt him and the encroaching cornfields which shove back his jungle. Also endangered is the shambling orangutan which oncesranged from India to China. There-are now on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra. Magnificent cats The largest of all the magnificent cats known as tigers is the Siberian or Amur tiger. It can reach a weight of 600 pounds and grow to over 13 feet in length. There are only 100 of these animals left and the population is declining. They survive in the remote mountains of Korea. Tigers are now protected in the Soviet Union on extensive preserves where efforts are being made to increase the wild boar population as prey to lure the tiger from domestic animals. The end of the line Milk and leather The addax is one of many beautiful exercises by nature in evolution that took millions of years to create and only decades to destroy. Man long ago dis- covered that the addax is useful as a kind of desert cattle able to provide protein in an arid land. Nomadic tribesmen still hunt the addax for food but there are few left. Wars and sportsmen have exterminated them from Tunisia and southern Algeria. They sur- vive in the waterless wilderness of the western Sahara. This is an Associ- ated Press photo es- say on the world's en- dangered wildlife. It is dedicated to the creatures it is extravagances of na- ture like man. Some special circumstances gave man the upper hand. It is up to him to use it as tem- porary custodian of the earth. Photograph- ed at the San Diego Los Angeles and San Diego Marine- land. Here are the ANSWERS for your NEWS QUIZ PART Papa- 4 PART 4-d' 5-c PART Laboft's Bluo smites along with you.