Tag: endangered animals

Animal Corner — Blanding’s Turtle

This week, we would like to spotlight an endangered species here in Missouri -- the Blanding's Turtle. These animals are located in the northeastern corner of the state. Their shell can grow up to seven inches long, and with a high dome. The upper shell can be a yellow-spotted black or brown, with a yellow-brown lower shell. The Blanding's Turtle spends most of its time either in or along the…

Animal Corner — The Bachman’s Sparrow

  [caption id="attachment_2061" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo Credit: nebirdsplus[/caption] Today we conclude our Endangered Animals Month with the Bachman's Sparrow! This little bird only reaches six inches in length. However, it does have a fairly large beak. Those found in Missouri are more reddish than the ones found in Tennessee, Oklahoma, Texas and Kentucky, which are darker and grayer. Food-wise, the Bachman's Sparrow feasts on the typical bird diet of insects…

Animal Corner — The Niangua Darter

[caption id="attachment_2055" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo Credit: USFWS[/caption] This week's addition to Endangered Animals Month is the Niangua Darter! It is our sincerest hope that these blogs can bring awareness to animals you may not have known needed help. It is up to all of us to help keep these animals here on this Earth. It isn't as if these animals can ask for our help, so let's do our part…

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Animal Corner — Whooping Cranes

  [caption id="attachment_2054" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo Credit: w4nd3rl0st (InspiredinDesMoines)[/caption] We continue Endangered Animals Month with the Whooping Crane! Once again, these blogs are our small part to bring awareness to animals that desperately need all our help. It is our duty to look out for our animal friends, especially the endangered ones! As for the Whooping Crane, they are the tallest in North America. They grow to just under five…

Animal Corner — The Ozark Big-Eared Bat

[caption id="attachment_2015" align="alignleft" width="189"] Photo Credit: Sherlockhemlock[/caption] This month, we are focusing on endangered animals in the United States. Although these species are low in numbers and at risk for extinction, we intend to do our small part to bring awareness to these animals that desperately need all our help! Today, we begin with the Ozark Big-Eared Bat! Some of the other names for this animal are the Long-Eared Bat,…