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Trip to the Zoo May 25, 2011 Click Lemur to continue Answer Review Question •Lions weigh between 330 and 500 lbs •They live an average of 13 years •They are carnivores –which means they only eat meat •Male Lions tend to have a thick brown or black mane of hair around their head •Lions are found in savannas, grasslands, dense bush and woodlands •The females do most of the hunting for food while the males guard the territory •Lions are the laziest of the big cats spending 16-20 hours a day sleeping or resting Back to Main Screen •Most penguins live in the sub-Antarctic's and on Antarctica •Unlike most other birds, penguins can’t fly. •Penguins do something called porpoising where every few meters the jump out of the water, like dolphins •Penguins use a method called tobogganing where they glide on their bellies, using their flippers to push •Penguins have small, stiff feathers over top of a layer of blubber that keeps them warm in the Arctic temperatures •All penguins have a black back and white stomach to camouflage themselves Back to Main Screen •Lemurs are small primates, native only to the island of Madagascar •They are known as “prosimians” which means “pre-primates” or “before monkeys” •Lemurs have flexible toes and fingers •They also have long tails and vary in many colors •They range in size from 1 ounce to 15 pounds •They use their sense of smell to communicate with each other •The have scent glands on their bottoms and on their feet that leave odors on surfaces they walk on •Most lemurs are arboreal, meaning they spend most of their time in trees or bushes Back to Main Screen • Hippos are the third largest living land mammal, after elephants and white rhinos •Hippos hides can weigh up to a half a ton •A hippo’s foot has four webbed toes that splay out to distribute all the weight a hippo carries evenly •The hippo has a very thick skin which doesn’t have much hair on it •They don’t have sweat glands, so they rely on water or mud to keep it cool •Hippos are found in parts of East and West Africa •They are found usually in groups of 15 hippos with one dominate male •New born Hippos weigh around 55 to 120 pounds Back to Main Screen • Zebras have a very distinctive coat of stripes – but no two stripes are exactly alike – each animal’s stripes are as unique as fingerprints •Scientists believe that zebras have stripes as some kind of camouflage – it is harder for predators to identify a single animal from a running herd •Zebras are very social animals that spend most of their time in herds, grazing together on grass •A zebra’s predator is the lions and hyenas and if an animal is attacked, its family will come to save it and circle around the wounded zebra to drive off predators Back to Main Screen • Giraffes are the world’s tallest mammals with long legs, a long neck and spotted patterns •They have small “horns” or knobs on the top of their heads for fighting, that grow to be about 5 inches long •Males weigh between 2,400 – 3,000 lbs and 19 feet tall, where as females weigh between 1,600 - 2,600 lbs and only grow to 16 feet tall •Giraffes are found in central, eastern and southern Africa and live for about 25 years •Giraffes eat leaves from tall trees and if they need to they can go days without water because they stay hydrated by the moisture in the leaves they eat Back to Main Screen •Ring Tailed Lemurs have thick, •Aye Ayes can ONLY be found on woolly fur that is brownish gray with the island of Madagascar black and white ringed tails •They weigh an average of 4 lbs •They weigh between 5 and 8 lbs or less and live for about 20 years and live to about 30 years old •They are nocturnal - sleep during •They are found in southern the day & are awake at night Madagascar as well as SE Africa •Aye Ayes are •They eat fruits, leaves and insects omnivores-they eat •They are an endangered species meat and plants Back to Main Screen • Monkeys or chimps are intelligent animals that are closely related to humans •They are an endangered species that lives in western and central Africa •They have very long arms, shorter legs & short bodies •They are hairy from head to toe except for their faces •They are the only animals with opposable thumbs and toes like humans and four fingers/toes •They can grab things with both their hands and feet •Females weigh between 57-110 pounds and males weigh between 90-115 pounds •They are omnivores which means they eat plants & meat •Chimps love to groom (clean the hair) one another Back to Main Screen Which animal uses their skin as camouflage to make it harder for their predators to catch them? A. Monkeys B. Zebras C. Lions Click Lemur to continue Good try... Monkeys are the intelligent animals that are closely related to humans. They have opposable thumbs, but they do not camouflage themselves from predators. Click on the button to go back and try again. Go Back And Try Again Congratulations! You got it. Scientists believe that zebras have stripes as some kind of camouflage. It is harder for predators to identify a single animal from a running herd. Click on the button to finish the presentation. Click Lemur to continue Almost there, try again... Male lions are usually the ones who go out hunting for the prey. Many animals are afraid of the lion so the lion doesn’t have to worry about camouflaging, since it won’t get attacked. Click on the button to go back and try again. Go Back And Try Again Click on the Penguins to return to the title slide for the next student:
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