The gorillas Isabelle D., Sophie G., & Brinsley T.

Introduction

•Equatorial Mountains of Africa

•largest living primates

•350lbs

•Not as aggressive as they seem

•very intelligent

•share deep bonds between one another.

The baby gorilla named Denny at the San Diego zoo

We need to conserve the precious primates, the Gorillas, because, due to human activity, there are only a few left, but they have a very important role in the ecosystem by maintaining the levels of vegetation, they are also a major tourist attraction, and we use them for scientific research.

Thesis (Contains main reason 1, 2 & 3)

COUNTERCLAIM

Animal not being saved and why (constraints)

  • Hippos
  • Very expensive
  • Hard to reach adulthood
  • They have a lot of predators growing up
  • Do not help out our ecosystem

ECOLOGICAL FUNCTIONS

Introduction

  • Play a large role in Ecosystem and food chain
  • one of the top grass feeders
  • maintain basis of food chain and well being of biome
  • scatter seeds around the land
  • They maintain levels of grass in their area
  • They insure there is not too much of a certain plant
  • Gorillas keep the ecosystem in balance
  • Help scatter seeds through forest, replenish forest
  • Without them, species in same spot would not get their necessary ecosystem they require
  • Necessary for ecosystem, taking them away = serious corruption to ecosystem

ADDITIONAL APPEALS

  • The gorillas play a large role in tourism for zoos and in evolution research.
  • Zoos have agree that Gorillas are a top attraction.
  • Gorillas are closely related to humans.
  • The gorillas income for money and research are very important for us.

COST TO CONSERVE/RESOURCE REQUIRED BY THE SPECIES

  • Gorillas cost much less than other animals
  • Zoos spend over thousands of dollars for carnivores
  • Gorillas are vegetarian so it is way cheaper
  • Gorillas do not need a ton of space
  • It is easy for them to adapt to their surroundings
  • Gorillas do not require a lot of money to maintain which makes them cost efficient for zoos.

CONCLUSION

  • We depend on the gorillas for our very own existence on this planet. We need to save the Gorillas because, due to human activity there are only a few left, but they have a very important role in the ecosystem by maintaining the levels of vegetation, they are also a massive tourist attraction, and we use them for scientific research.
  • Review of Key Points
  • Very vital for the ecosystem
  • scientific research
  • Gorillas are a top tourist attraction

Call to Action

  • The more you know about the importance of conservation the more educated you will be.

REFERENCES AND CREDITS

Bibliography

Carla Litchfield Lecturer, School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy, University of South Australia. "Gorillas in Zoos – the Unpalatable Truth." The Conversation. N.p., 26 Jan. 2017. Web. 27 Apr. 2017.

Cartography and Geographic Information Systems Laboratory. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Apr. 2017.

"Mountain Gorilla Facts | Endangered Animals." Animal Fact Guide. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Apr. 2017.

PBS. Public Broadcasting Service, n.d. Web. 27 Apr. 2017.

What Do Gorillas Eat? - Berggorilla & Regenwald Direkthilfe E.V. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Apr. 2017.

Writer, Leaf Group. "What Ecosystems Depend on Gorillas?" Animals - Mom.me. Mom.me, 09 Nov. 2013. Web. 27 Apr. 2017.

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