Example Glogster Endangered Species

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Example Glogster Endangered Species

WHY are they endangered??About 70% of the Texas horned lizard's diet is made up of harvester ants, though they supplement these with termites, beetles, and grasshoppers. The decline is usually blamed on overuse of pesticides. Distruction of harvester ant colonies, destroying the horned lizard's principal source of food.

The Horned ToadEndangered Species Project

Scientists call me Phrynosoma cornutum

The Texas horned lizard is now a protected species, and it is illegal to take, possess, transport or sell them without a special permit.

You can do your part to help save Texas’ state reptile. Here’s how:If you see a horned lizard, feel free to observe and enjoy it, but please leave it alone. Horned lizards have very specialized diets and should never be kept as pets.Report any horned lizard sightings to Texas Parks and Wildlife and participate in the Horned Lizard Spread the word about the Texas horned lizard to your friends and family.Learn about ants. Many ant mounds are poisoned because people assume they are fire ants. Harvester ants are an important food source for horned lizards and very helpful to their ecosystem. Make sure to treat harvester ants kindly if you have any living near you.

They can be found in arid and semiarid habitats in open areas with sparse plant cover. Because horned lizards dig for hibernation, nesting and insulation purposes, they commonly are found in loose sand or loamy soils

The Horned Lizard has a unique way of protecting itself. If they feel threatened, they can squite a stream of blood out of their eye. This can travel up to 5 feet.

WHAT CAN WE DO?To help conserve the Texas Horned Lizard, people can avoid using pesticide that kills harvester ants and provide a natural habitat for them to live.


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