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Click on one of the names below to read the incredible Canadian animal research from Mrs. Paul's classroom...

Thomas
Lucas and Michael
Meghan

Click on one of the names below to read the incredible prairie animal research from Miss Speight's classroom...

Jeni Rowan Cara
Mikala Chloe Lucas
Nicole Christian Katie

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  Hi my name is Jeni I am 8 years old.  I am learning about caribou. This is what you are going to discover there is description, food, interesting facts, family, and habitat.

 

Caribou shed their antlers in the spring. They grow anew set over the summer. The caribou have smaller horns then the moose but caribou have bigger horns then the deer. Caribou are bigger then deer. The big eyes on the sides help caribou see for danger

Caribou Eat grass, flowers, leaves, and bark.   Wolves, bears, coyotes and snakes eat caribou. Caribou can easily dig or chop through snow to get food. In the early winter caribou feed on sludge around the shores of lakes and bogs when feeding a caribou sniffs the top of the snow.  When feeding the caribou sniffs the top of the snow.

 

Caribou live in snowfields high in the mountains and in the spuce forests of the river valley. Caribou also live in the prairies. Caribou live in a herd together.

 

        Caribou herds have hundred to thousands of caribou in the herds. Caribou live in a group called herds.  The caribou is a member of the deer family. Caribou are smaller then moose and elk. Less then a week after it is born a baby can run faster then a human.

 

 

        When caribou are about two weeks old caribou calves spend much of their time galloping across the countryside.  A group of calves will chase one another.  Caribou know when there is danger cause  they have  good hearing.  Caribou are the most common largest mammals in northern  Alaska. Caribou can run faster then cares.  A caribou hooves work like snowshoes they spread wide to keep the caribou on top of the snow. A caribou may travel up to 2000 km [1000] miles in a year.

                               

 

 

 

                       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

        Hi my name is Mikala I am going to tell you about

Prairie dogs.  They are very interesting to learn about.

Do you know anything about prairie dogs?  If you do

Come to Parkdale elementary school.  Come to room

3      And visit www.hotbot.com and see if you can find prairie dogs.

I am going to tell you about their babies, predators, habitat, family, food, description, and interesting facts.

 

 

        Baby prairie dogs save their food if it is a treat.

Prairie dogs can have up to 15 babies.  Young prairie

Dogs are fat enough to go underground by late July.

 

 

        Prairie dogs always stay alert when their babies

are playing.  A red tailed hawk will eat a prairie dog. 

Snakes will eat a prairie dog.  A wild cat will eat a prairie dog.

 

 

        Prairie dogs live in underground tunnels that are called

Burrows.  Prairie dogs are never alone.  They live in big

colonies that are called towns.

 

 

        Prairie dogs live in families of 60 members.  Prairie dogs live with every member of their family.

 

        Prairie dogs eat grass seeds and if they have to bugs.

Prairie dogs eat plants.  In winter if it is to cold for a

Prairie dog to go outside they are forced to eat their own

Babies.  Prairie dogs eat roots and all kinds of grasses.

Prairie dogs pellets and grasshoppers.

 

 

        Prairie dogs bark like a dog.  Prairie dogs are very small.  The tip of a prairie dogs tail can be black or white.

 

 

Prairie dogs are rodents and consumers.  Prairie dogs billed tunnels with a mound, listening post, a high chamber

In case of a flood, a toilet chamber, a food storage, a sleeping chamber, nursery, and tunnels.  Prairie dogs

Bark when there is danger.  There is a town in Texas

That covered more than 60,000 square kilometers. 

That’s the size of Belgium!  Life on the prairie

Is not always easy for a prairie dog.  Prairie dogs

Are very smart.  Prairie dogs are found in southern

Alberta and Saskatchewan to Texas.  Prairie dogs rube

Noses to kiss.  A black tailed prairie dog is a member

of the squirrel family.  A prairie dog is not a dog. 

When the pioneers first came to Canada they

Did not like prairie dogs.  A strong wind can kill

A prairie dog.  Almost any thing can eat a prairie

Dog.  Prairie dogs have live babies this means they

are mammals.   

     

 

 

 

 

 

        Hi my name is Nicole and I am doing my research on wolves.  I have description, family, habitat, interesting facts and food. I have got information from books, the internet, from people .

 

The wolf’s mate follows the male watches from the opening. When the wolves reach the top of thrice they can hear the excited pups barking. They guard their family. 

 

They eat big game such as elk and moos and earthworms, berries, and grasshoppers. Wolves eat their food very quickly In case another animal came to eat their food.

 

They like to stretch their legs. The wolf carries his tail high. Female wolves hold their heads low, and they rub shoulders and touch noses with the male.    

 

            

Wolves live in dens. They live on the prairies.The live in a gravely dirty place.

 

Down in the nursery six pups are born on the bare earth. When their mother returns from a hunt the pups run to meet her and paw anther throat and mouth. Wolves make whimpering noises in their throat. They hold their tail high.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My report is about buffalo. I’m going to tell you about their description, food, habitat, family and interesting facts. Please enjoy!

           

Buffalo are like cows. Buffalo are 3ft tall. Buffalo are a reddish brown colour. The American Buffalo is the largest animal in North America. Buffalo are like oxen.

     

 

 

 

                The Buffalo is a grass animal it eats grass and other plants. They like to eat leaves and grass.

 

 

 

      They live in the prairies in ranchers’ fields. They do not live in the wild any more. They live in herds.


      Buffalo live up to 30 years. Buffalo are great game animals. In the plains natives kill the buffalo for food.  Buffalo almost became extinct but we have been protecting its habitat. The Buffalo are working animals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hi I’m Chloe. I want to share what I know about wolves. If you take time to know them they can be cool. They are important in the world .Now to my report.

        Wolves live in very hot places.  Wolves live in forests and jungles. Wolves migrate. Wolves have sunny homes. Wolves’ homes have lost of trees in their homes.

Wolves live with their family Wolf packs have 6 to 7 or 15 members. Wolves live in a pack.  Wolves have live babies.

     When wolves migrate wolves eat mice, birds, and fish. Wolves also eat elk, moose, earthworms and grasshoppers. Wolves are consumers. Wolves eat every 5 to 6 hour when theirs plenty of food.

     Wolves have fur. Wolves are mammals. They look like foxes. They can be gray, black, brown, red, or white. They have sharp teeth. They loose there baby teeth.         

     In a pack wolves follow wolves. The alpha male and female are the oldest members of the pack and the one with the most experience in hunting.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hi my name is Christian. My report is about prairie dogs.

A prairie dog digs with its feet

 Has short legs, a short a short tale, and a short body. Prairie dogs can bark like a dog. Prairie dog are good diggers. A prairie dog pushes the dirt with its nose. 

  Prairie dogs eat grass.  A prairie dog hibernates for the winter.  A prairie dog finds its favourite grass by sniffing it or taking a little bite. A prairie dog lives in its tunnelsfor eight years.  When prairie dogs are making their homes they use their front teeth. Snakes are dangerous to prairie dogs.Snakes eat prairie dogs.  Prairie dogs are afraid of ferrets, snakes, ravens, eagles, and hawks.  When a prairie dog sees or hears danger they will stay in ThereHole but if there out side they’ll just run into their hole. When it is cold out the prairie dog will not hibernate. When the sun is out the prairie dogs will com out of there hole.  The babies go from one borrow to another to play with another baby.  Mother and pup greet with a kiss. In summer the babies are nearly as big as their parents. The babies are born in May.          

 

 

 

 

 

 

                    

          Hi I’m Katie. I am 8 years old. I like to do reports about caribou. These are the things that you will read in my report. Family, facts, food, habitat, description, and the predators of caribou. I hope you like will like my research report.

 

          There are five members of the deer family caribou, moose, white-tailed deer, and mule deer. Caribou look like moose, deer, and elk but caribou have thick fur.

Most members of the deer family live in wooded areas. Caribou live in cold northern Areas such as the Arctic tundra.  Moose live in big forests and swampy areas.

          In winter food is hard to find.  Elk dig holes to find grasses and leaves under the snow.

All members of the deer family are planteaters.  Deer are always on the alert for enemies so it eats

Quietly.

          Wolves, coyotes, bears, and wild cats eat caribou. The frightening predator for all deer is man. The white-tailed deer flashes it’s tail as a warning signal to other deer. A single moose can fight off a pack off wolves it’s sharp hooves and huge antlers become Deadly weapons

          Families weigh up to / 72 kg (160 pounds.)Large males can grow up to(215 kg(475)

Pounds. Female caribou weighs up to (135 kg) (300) pounds.

By Katie

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hi my name is Lucas! I have been collecting information from books, other people, Internet, and some I already knew. I have been collecting all of t

This because I am doing research on Cougars.

 

Cougars eat lots of animal such as Snowshoe hares, Pikas, and a bit of salmon. Cougars also eat porcupine. One animal that Cougar eat is a bighorn sheep.   

Cougars have less whiskers then other cats. Female Cougars have black above their eyes. They are a yellowishbrown color.

Cougars live in small pack of around 2 Cougars. Male and female Cougars usually have different homes. Their babies are called cubs. Cougar are big cats that live in north and South America. Many Cougar live in the mountains.

       Cougars don’t have very many teeth. Cougar are very smart. The male Cougar usually hunts. Cougars lots of different types of animals. Cougar have long tails that help them keep their blains. Cougars have great sense of smell. Cougar are very fast so they often chase over long distances. Cougars can kill animals that are much bigger then Cougars. Cougars have great eye sight.    

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hi my name is Kara. I am nine years old. I have a big brother.His name is riley. He is ten years old. I have a mom and a dad. I am going to teach you about the prairie dogs.        There are so many prairie dogs in the prairies. 

Did you know that a prairie dog is not a dog? When prairie dogs greet each other they kiss each other.

Prairie dogs habitats are in western North America. Prairie dogs live in groups. Prairie dogs burrows.    

They have six pups. They live in large families. They mate in March   and April.    

Prairie dogs like to chew on some leaves. The pups grow fast on their   mother’s rich milk. Prairie dogs eat grass. Prairie dogs like short grass and medium grass too.    

                                

The predators are haws, snakes, owls,

Black-Tailed prairie dogs are a yellowish tan on the back and liter on the belly. A prairie dog tunnels extend down ward from 3-10 feet and then horizontally for another 10-15 feet. The prairie dog is 36 cm long. Prairie dogs are large.

 

 

 

 

THE AFRICAN

BIG FIVE

  By:Thomas

 

THE AFRICAN BIG FIVE

 

I chose to research the LION, LEOPARD, ELEPHANT, WHITE RHINO, AND CAPE BUFFALO, because I went to South Africa this summer and visited the KRUGER NATIONAL PARK.  We saw The Big Five in this beautiful game park.

THE LION

 

Lions live in small prides of 2 - 6 and big groups of 15 - 20. 

 

They can live between 13 – 15 years and give birth to 2 - 3 cubs a year.

 

Lions prefer open grassy plains but they also hunt in fairly thick bush.

 

Lions hunt their prey mostly at night.  Hoofed animals such as impala, zebra, buffalo and giraffe are all the lion’s food.

 

THE LEOPARD

 

Leopards are easy to identify by their black spots with yellow-brown centers.

 

Leopards are also nocturnal and rest in the day on tree branches or in thick bush.  Leopards are good climbers and can drag their prey up trees.

 

Open grassy plains are the leopard’s home but they also like thick river vegetation and craggy hills.

 

Impala, warthog, vervet monkeys and guinea fowl are all preyed upon by the Leopard.

THE ELEPHANT

 

The Elephant is the largest land-living mammal.  Males and Females both have tusks.  The elephant’s nose has become its large trunk, which is used for breathing, smelling, drinking, grasping vegetation and fighting.

 

Elephants live in herds led by the matriarch (the oldest female), but old bulls live alone or in male groups.  Savannah grasslands, mixed woodlands and thick forests are all the elephant’s home.

 

Elephants are grazers and browsers. They eat grass, roots, tree bark and leaves and also enjoy young shoots and fruits.

 

 

THE WHITE RHINO

 

The White Rhino has 1 – 2 horns made of thick hair.  Their mouths are wide and square lipped.  This is a good adaptation for grazing and plucking short grass, which is a Rhino’s main diet.

 

Rhinos live in small groups on flat grassy plains and near to permanent water.

 

They can live up to 30 years and can have one calf every three years.

THE CAPE BUFFALO

 

Buffalo are like cattle in size and shape.  Both males and females have horns.

 

They live in herds of up to 500 but bulls are often alone.  Buffalo are fairly safe from all predators including lions, because of their size and their number in the herd.

 

Buffalo live in moist and dry grasslands, reed beds, and swamps and close to permanent water.

 

The Buffalo is a grazer and eats tall coarse grass.

BOOKS I USED FOR MY PROJECT:

 

The Kruger National Park

By: Leo Braack

 

Kruger National Park Visitors’ Map

 

A Field Guide to the Mammals Of Africa

By Theodor Haltenorth

Helmut Diller

 

Find it Guide to the Kruger National Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

         

 

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RATTLESNAKES
I chose to do research on Rattlesnakes for my research.
Most snakes eat birds, fish, frogs, lizards and such small mammals as rabbits and rats. Some snakes including Asian king cobras and North American king snakes eat other snakes. For example some species eat chiefly snails. Snakes don't chew their prey they swallow their prey. Snakes do not have eyelids that move. Snakes do not hear as we do. They have no ear openings the snakes feel this movement through their bodies.

 

These are the types of snakes

Rattlesnakes
Corn snakes
Gray snakes
Hog-nosed snakes

Some snakes lay eggs. Others have their young alive. Many snakes have about
12 babies. Others may have almost 100 at a time. Snakes are found all over the world on land and in the sea.  There are about 3,ooo different kinds of snakes in the world.  Most snakes live on the ground.  Some snakes live in fresh water; they live in ponds, rivers, or lakes.  Some snakes climb trees.

 

Rattlesnakes are pit vipers.  Pit vipers have hollows or “pits” in their cheeks, that are sensitive to heat which allows them to stay in hiding until it feels the warmth of its victims of its pray close by.

The End

By Meghan  P.

 

 

Lizards

Food

Lizards have less interesting eating habits than snakes. Lizards eat flowers, insects, lettuce and worms. They also eat spiders, grasshoppers, crickets, moths and flies!  Lizards have long tongues to catch bugs. Some lizards and geckos eat insects. Lizards have to kill their food.  The food gets stored in the lizard’s tail.

 

Drinks

Geckos drink only water, many geckos like fruity juice.

 

What are Lizards?

A lizard is a reptile.  Lizards live in the warm parts of the world, from scorching of the desert to steamy jungles.  They are reptiles like snakes, crocodiles and dinosaurs.  Lizards have hard scaly skin, and most of them lay eggs.  Some seem to fly, some seem to walk on water.  Reptiles come in all colours, shapes and sizes.  They breathe air and are cold-blooded animals.  Lizards can be a foot long.

A lizard has a strange tongue.  It flicks in and out to help it find insects to eat.  They have scaly skin.  The scales are small and overlapping.  Lizards keep growing and growing as long as they live and they shed their skin in small bits.  Most lizards hatch from eggs.  Chameleon can change colours.  The geckos can say his name when it talks.  The geckos can climb walls with their sticky feet.  A new tail will grow when the old gecko’s tail breaks off.  The Gila monster has a lovely pink and black beaded coat.  The Komodo Dragon is the biggest lizard of all.  They can climb many trees.  Marine Iguana likes to sit on the sunny rocks.

Types of Lizards

 

Bearded Dragon – Australia

Geckos

Chameleon

Horned Toad

Gila Monster

Marine Iguana

Komodo Dragon

Giant Dragon

Thorny Devil

 

There are 3,750 types of lizards.  The gecko is the smallest lizard.  They are about 15 inches and come from the Caribbean.  The Komodo Dragon is the largest lizard in the world.  It feeds on small deer, monkeys and goats and wild boar.  It has never attacked and killed people.

Where Lizards Live

Lizards live in deserts, jungles in North America and South America (new world).  The half that contains Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia is Old World.  Lizards are found in both the Old World and the New World.  Lizards live in the warm in many different places.

 

Most chameleons prefer to live in leafy trees and bushes.  Most chameleons live in Africa and Madagascar

The Young

Young lizards have soft, leathery shells.  Most baby lizards hatch from eggs.  Baby lizards are smart enough to look after themselves.

 

Habits

They are very good swimmers but most live on land.  They can stay under water for half an hour to escape from their enemies.  Some lizards have amazing skin pouches that they can suddenly inflate to scare away enemies.  Lizards can do many different things. 

 

By Lucas and Michael

 

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Web Author: M. Speight

Last updated August 23, 2002

 

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