Secretary Bird saving the secretary bird

INTRODUCTION

  • The animals we got were the Secretary Bird, the Tasmanian Devil, and the Camel.
  • We are saving the secretary bird because it has more cultural significance to Sudan.
  • Also because it is the least expensive animal and with the extra money made off attraction the zoo can build a new habitat for more threatened and endangered species.
A photograph of the Secretary Bird.
A close up photo of the Secretary Bird
A full head and partial body shot of the Secretary Bird.

BIODIVERSITY

The animals we had were the Secretary Bird, the Tasmanian Devil, and the Camel

We chose to save the secretary bird because it has more cultural significance to Sudan

It has more cultural significance

This is an image of Sudan and it's flag. Fun fact; The white stripe on Sudan's flag is for the Secretary Bird.

It's more cost efficient for the zoo

The Secretary Bird's living environment at the Zoo.

The scientific name for the secretary bird is Sagittarius serpentarius or archer of snakes

It contributes to the species richness in its biome

Animal not being saved: The camel

Every year you would be spending $6,000 for 2 camels just for food alone. They also need checkups and to get cleaned which would bea lot for an animal like camels who cost $6,000 a year just for food.

Ecological functions

The Secretary Bird has such an important cultural impact to Sudan that the white stripe on their flag is for the Secretary Bird

The secretary bird is the national bird of Sudan

The secretary bird is a very important cultural symbol

The cost of the secretary bird is significantly lower than most because it doesn't need very much space and it eats cheaper food

Experts say that without the Secretary Bird, the species richness wouldn't decline significantly but there would be an overpopulation of mice, rats, and snakes

The secretary bird needs to be in it's biome because it could severely affect other animals if it wasn't there

Secretary bird eating a rat

The cost of a camel costs more than the secretary bird.

The secretary bird is cost efficient, helps other animals, and is the obvious choice for what animal we should conserve. so why wouldn't we conserve it?

Rhetorical question because we asked why wouldn’t we conserve the Secretary Bird

Additional biological, medical, social, etc., appeals

The secretary bird needs less space.

The secretary bird's habitat is cheaper while a camel needs two acres of space.

The secretary bird’s is less expensive because his food and habitat are cheaper.

The secretary bird is a specie that is threatened. The numbers of the secretary bird are pretty low for a threatened species because they aren’t at a five digit number yet.

The secretary bird population is decreasing.

The numbers are pretty low for a threatened species

The secretary bird’s habitat is less expensive and their population is decreasing

Cost to conserve/resources required by the species

The secretary bird isn't that expensive,it cost less than the other two animals.

The secretary bird isn't that expensive,it cost less to conserve than the other two animals.

The secretary bird cost less because it eats snakes, rats and all types of amphibians. Another reason why it cost less to conserve is because it needs least amount of space which makes it less expensive.

The secretary bird has a cost efficient for the zoo

The Secretary Bird has the right amount of space at the zoo. It’s cost efficient for the zoo because the things that it eats can be found for a cheap price. Also because it has the smallest amount of space.

At the Zoo Camels have the most space between the Secretary Bird and also for food alone it costs the most. For food the camel is $6,000 a year for both camels. The average lifespan of a Camel is 40 years of age, if you correctly do the math on that you will see that the average cost for both camels for it’s whole life will cost you $240,000 for food alone. They also need 2 acres of land and the average amount of that is about $3,020 per acre multiply that by two because they need 2 acres you get $6,040 for land. So for food and land it requires you to spend $246,040.

San Diego Zoo has 2-3 living environments for the Tasmanian Devil

We should save the Secretary Bird because it’s the least expensive animal to conserve, and all of the resources it needs is natural no additional building/ constructing is needed besides a cage, so it doesn’t run around loose.

Rhetorical appeals/strategies: Logos because we used figures to explain why we are saving the Secretary Bird.

Conclusion

Not saving this animal would mean taking away something that is important to an entire country.

The secretary bird contributes to biodiversity and helps stabilize the number of mice and snakes.

Please, help us save these beautiful birds.

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