Sunday, 7 June 2015

More Animal Presentations (23rd May)

Today we learned about pumas, also known by lots of other names including mountain lions. We heard about where they live and lots of statistics about their size, weight and longevity. We learned that they can run at 50 mph!

We also found out all about frogs. Frogs like being in the dark so they can hide. They hibernate. We heard about gills and how frogs can breathe through their skin. We saw a frog with a mask! We heard that frogs eat pests in the garden and that they are corpulent (fat and well rounded). Frogs are very special because they are amphibians so live on the land as well as in the water!

Squirrels's nests are called drays. They have 1-4 babies in a litter, they eat seeds and nuts and red squirrels are very rare.

We also heard about sloths. There are 2 and 3 toed varieties. We all thought baby sloths are cute! Sloths are nocturnal and can live up to 40 years. We had a demonstration of how tall they are! They live in Central and South America and they move very slowly. They are mammals - give birth to live young and are warm blooded.

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