One of our commenters, Gordon Blurb, left us an interesting question on our post about the Iberian Lynx. His question was:
What price will we pay when they’re gone forever?
We think that if this animal becomes extinct, then the environment that we live in would undergo a serious change. The earth would lose one more species of animal. That means the food chain would change. The foxes—which are the predators of the Lynx—would lose a food source unless they found another one. The rabbit—which is the Lynx’s main prey—will go up in population by a large number.
Eventually, the rabbits’ food source will start to die out as well. Sooner or later, the rabbits will go extinct and that will be two species of animal lost forever.
We think that this is an enormous price to pay because it would disrupt everything. It would be a terrible loss in the ecosystem. We think that we should save the Iberian Lynx so we wouldn’t have to disrupt the environment again.
Drama Queen, Psycho Squirrell and Skipping Sally.