By: Emily B
How many species of animals are there?
Dolphins, cats, pandas, whales, and don't forget the hare!
Over 7 million I would say.
But that all could stop today.
Picture a world with no mammals.
No butterflys and no hogs.
No pandas or dogs.
Not even a cat.
No Lions, Tigers, or bears.
Picture a world without Reptiles.
No lizards, snakes, or frogs.
No alligators or crocodiles.
No turtles or iguanas.
Picture a world with no birds.
No Morning songs would be heard.
No ducks that go quack!
They would fly and never comeback!
No eagles or robins.
No pigeons or chickens.
Picture a world with no fish.
No goldfish to swim in a dish.
No Nemo's or Dory’s.
No fishy fish, fish!
Have you heard of the Red list?
It is not a checklist or a grocery list.
It is more of an animal endangerment list.
A list of animals that will soon never roam the earth.
All because of one thing.
Me? You might ask
It is only one task
Recycling is key
But do you recycle
Let me see
Eight million pieces of plastic get dumped in the ocean.
And that’s not great
That can kill sea turtles
(Like the turtles on Finding Nemo)
Pesticides and herbicides can make your yard look nice
But should the animals pay the price
These hazardous pollutants affect the wildlife
Help make the red list smaller
It won't cost you a dollar
Help the wildlife today
Ms.Backstrom's class has been working on creative writing pieces based around 'big question' research. Take a look at what they've come up with!