Why is the golden mole endangered?

Is golden mole endangered?

Golden moles are an ancient group of mammals that live mostly below ground. The eponymous Juliana is Juliana Meester, the wife of the South African zoologist who named this species.

Juliana’s golden mole
Conservation status
Endangered (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia

Is golden mole vulnerable?

The robust golden mole (Amblysomus robustus) is a species of mammal in the golden mole family, Chrysochloridae. It is endemic to South Africa.

Robust golden mole
Conservation status
Vulnerable (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia

Why are moles endangered?

11 out of 25 species of golden moles are endangered due to habitat loss (and/or destruction) and because they are often killed by cats and dogs.

How do Golden moles protect themselves?

Digging through soil can be quiet challenging for a mammal and this species has evolved incredible ways to protect itself. Their eyes are covered with skin and their noses are pink and tapered with a leather pad to protect the nostrils.

What is Mole conservation?

The law of conservation of matter states that the quantity of each element does not change in a chemical reaction. Therefore, a chemical equation is balanced when the number of each element in the equation is the same on both the left and right sides of the equation.

Are moles endangered in the US?

New World Moles

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The International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources lists all of the North American species as least concern due to their widespread populations.