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An engrossing, adventure-filled account of the push to find and shop Vietnam's such a lot remarkable animals
Deep within the jungle the place the borders of Vietnam meet these of Laos and Cambodia is a quarter referred to as "the misplaced international. " huge mammals by no means noticeable ahead of by means of Western technological know-how have popped up usually in those mountains within the final decade, together with a half-goat/half-ox, a deer that barks, and an in depth relative of the approximately extinct Javan rhino. In an age while scientists are serious about researching a brand new form of tube bug, the concept of discovering and naming a brand new huge terrestrial mammal is staggering, and natural world biologists from worldwide are flocking to this risky sector. the result's a race among maintenance and destruction.
Containing examine accumulated from well-known biologists, conservationists, indigenous peoples, former POWs, ex-Viet Cong, and the 1st U. S. ambassador to Vietnam because the war's finish, Gold Rush within the Jungle is going deep into the valleys, hills, and hollows of Vietnam to discover the learn, the foreign alternate in endangered species, the lingering results of Agent Orange, and the hassle of a handful of biologists to save lots of the world's rarest animals.
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47 (c) 2011 Dorling Kindersley. All Rights Reserved. CR Leatherback turtle Dermochelys coriacea REPTILES Leatherbacks are the largest of all sea turtles. Powered by their huge front flippers, these turtles crisscross the oceans, traveling thousands of miles every year. Shell, what shell? Unlike other turtles, the leatherback doesn’t have a hard shell. Instead, it has thick, ridged, oily skin with bony plates underneath. Leatherbacks can dive much deeper than other turtles. Some have been known to go as deep as 4,200 ft (1,300 m).
They are incredibly noisy, using loud shrieks to defend their territory, scare off predators, and attract mates. Rookeries Rockhoppers live in nesting pairs—there are thousands in each breeding colony. The females lay two eggs, but usually only one hatches. The male looks after the newborn chick, while the female hunts. Older chicks huddle in groups when both parents go fishing. main threats Food supply—heavy fishing for squid may be reducing food supplies, leading to starvation. Predators—subantarctic fur seals are hunting penguins as food and competing with them for fish.
They are well adapted to speedy swimming, with their stiff, muscular, torpedo-shaped body; powerful tail; and retractable side fins. They are capable of swimming up to an amazing 43 mph (70 kph). main threats Overfishing—despite limits on catch sizes, illegal fishing is drastically reducing numbers. Pollution—oil spills in spawning grounds such as the Gulf of Mexico may affect future fish stocks. 58 Fact: Thousands of seabirds, turtles, dolphins, and sharks are (c) 2011 Dorling Kindersley. All Rights Reserved.