The yellow-billed hornbill, which is a cousin of the fan-favorite character Zazu from the Lion King faces local extinction due to the climate crisis.
Researchers investigated the effects of high air temperature and drought on the breeding success of these animals. The yellow-billed hornbill is native to the Kalahari Desert.
The climate crisis is worsening the harsh conditions of extreme climates. It is making deserts hotter. In the Lut Desert in Iran for example, sand temperatures could go up to a whopping 165 F!!
Animals that inhabit deserts like the Kalahari are suffering the consequences bought by climate change! It is up to us to save all of the animals before it is too late!
Let’s hope that we could stop climate change to make our beloved earth a better place to live!!! Everyone has to do their bit to see a change and make our earth a better place to live for our future generations to come.
Author: Sri Nihal Tammana
PC: Nicholas Pattinson