Conditions of Use
By: Nadia Narine
Many years ago, panthers use to live on Long Island. When humans came to settle, they killed the panthers. Therefore, there are no more panthers on Long Island. This has had a major affect on the Long Island food web.
The panthers on Long Island were killed by humans. The humans killed the panthers because they feared them. Panthers preys include humans therefore, they had no choice but to kill them.
The panther’s preys includes deer, raccoons, armadillos, warthogs, wild boar, antelopes, humans and other small species like birds and rabbits. Their predators are lions, hyena and humans. If panthers are removed from the food web, there will be an increase in the wildlife. A farmer’s life stocks will increase because the panthers are not there. Humans will be able to settle more comfortably. Plants will be affected due to the increase in deer because they will eat more plants.
Humans could not settle on Long Island and allow the panthers to stay. Humans feared panthers therefore, panthers would have been hunted by humans.
Taking one thing out of the food web will affect it. As a result, taking the panther out of the food web affected
humans, wildlife and plants.
Article posted November 27, 2011 at 04:09 PM •
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