Is there going to be wild animals in the near future?


photo via Vandenberg under the creative commons license

This picture represents that many animals are dying off in this world.

In Sartell, Minnesota, there are many families that have animals in their homes. Pets are one thing, but the real question is are we losing wild animals all around the world today?

Many people around the world feel passionate about wild animals, and since certain animals are dying off and not reproducing, it is becoming a huge problem for animal lovers all around this world.

This picture represents animals dying off and not only just foxes but other animals as well.

According to the, the planet has lost more than half of its wild animals in the past 40 years. In the future, it’s supposed to become even worse than it is now, by 2020 the world is predicted to lose two-thirds of its wildlife. The reason why we are losing most of our wildlife is that there is inappropriate infrastructure, illegal wildlife trade, habitat destruction, and climate change.

Senior Blanca Severson, at Sartell High School, says “I don’t know if animals are dying off faster but I know that there’s a lot of abuse out there towards animals so that’s one way in which animals are dying.”

According to The Washington Post, populations of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians have had a major drop by 60 percent since 1970. A lot of animals that live in the deep waters, such as the oceans have to fight against plastic, toppling rain forests, and coral reefs dying off. According to the rate of animal population, the drop off is 100 to 1,000 which means that animals are dying off way faster than before. 

This is a picture of dead fish from all the pollution in the water.

Senior at Sartell High School, Avery Schmitt says, “I think animals are dying off and people don’t notice that they are the ones harming them. I also believe that if people were more educated on it, they would understand that the human race is the reason.”

According to, the biggest factor of why animals are dying is because of the harsh climates around the world. Some animals can adapt to harsher climates or some just die because they cannot handle it. There are other factors, other than just harsh climates killing off many animals, such as the habitats that the animals live in have been in destruction due to agriculture, over-exploitation, and pollution.

This is a picture of the pollution that is left by our oceans.

Personally, I feel that this is becoming a huge issue that has been going on for a while. I know that we can’t really change the harsh climate weather, but we can at least help out in the pollution aspect as well as overexploitation. I think that something needs to be taken care of so that we know that we will have wild animals around in the near future. 

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