Chapter 15 Wildlife Management and Rehabilitation

Question Answer
biology the study of life
birds of prey large birds that are hunters and eat small mammals and rodents; also protected by law and are not legal to hunt
carrying capacity the number of animals living in an area that can be supported and sustained by that area
ecology the study of the environment that animals live in
endangered animal species that are decreasing in numbers in the wild and are close to becoming extinct
extinct animal species that are no longer found in their natural habitats
game species of wildlife that are hunted for food or other products
game animals wildlife species that are used for food and other byproducts by wild animals
game birds wild bird species that are hunted for food and sport
game commission government agency that monitors the seasons by providing rules, regulations, and licenses for hunting and serves the public in education and conservation purposes
game fish fish species that are caught for food or sport purposes
hunting the tracking and killing of animals for sport, food, or other resources
limiting factor missing or lacking one of the essential components to suppor the life of a wild animal
mammalogy the study of animals
migratory birds that move from location to location throughout the year
non game animals animals that are not hunted for food or other products
non game birds species of birds and songbirds that are not hunted for food
non game fish species of fish that are either too small or too large to catch and eat as a food source
permit a form that states a person may legally house and care for a wild animal
raptors large birds of prey
talons claws on a bird of prey
territory an area of land that has been claimed by an animal
tranquilizers used to sedate animals for safe handling
trapping the capture and restraint of wild animals
upland game birds wild species of birds that spend most of their time in the wood and do not move out of an area
urbanization disappearance of wildlife due to loss of land, food, and other habitat resources as people take over their land
waterfowl birds that swim in the water and spend a large amount of time on the water
wildlife any living animal that has not been domesticated
wildlife biologist person who researches and studies data on all types of wild animals to determine how wildlife can be saved and protected
wildlife management the practice of researching the needs of wildlife, providing them with the essentials of life, and monitoring their survival
wildlife rehabilitation centers areas that house and care for sick or injured wildlife, often run by a veterinary staff
wildlife rehabilitators individual people who care for sick, injured or orphaned wild animals

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