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The Desert. Animals Of the Himalayas. Finding Snow Leopards. The Expedition. Figurative Language. 1pt. 1 pt. 1 pt. 1pt. 1 pt. 2 pt. 2 pt. 2pt. 2pt. 2 pt. 3 pt. 3 pt. 3 pt. 3 pt. 3 pt. 4 pt. 4 pt. 4pt. 4 pt. 4pt. 5pt. 5 pt. 5 pt. 5 pt. 5 pt.

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The Desert

Animals

Of the

Himalayas

Finding

Snow

Leopards

The

Expedition

Figurative

Language

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What is the Gobi? dry sea” by the Chinese.



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What is manure? for fuel.


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This animal can drink up to ¼ of its 1200 pound weight at one time (27 gallons)! It can carry 100 pounds of cargo for 30 miles, swim, wrestle and outrun a horse!


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What is a camel? one time (27 gallons)! It can carry 100 pounds of cargo for 30 miles, swim, wrestle and outrun a horse!


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This is a sweet, pressed goat cheese which starts out soft like cottage cheese, but bakes hard in the desert sun.


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What is aaruul? like cottage cheese, but bakes hard in the desert sun.


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Wildflowers (purple asters, yellow daisy-like flowers), bright lichens (some electric yellow, some orange), mint, rosemary, and wild onions


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What are “rich, desert surprises?” bright lichens (some electric yellow, some orange), mint, rosemary, and wild onions


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This is Mongolian’s wild horse. bright lichens (some electric yellow, some orange), mint, rosemary, and wild onions


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What is a Takhi? bright lichens (some electric yellow, some orange), mint, rosemary, and wild onions


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This is a small baseball-sized critter with bright black eyes and “elf-like ears.” It is found in deserts from China to Egypt.


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What is a long-eared desert hedgehog? eyes and “elf-like ears.” It is found in deserts from China to Egypt.








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This is sometimes a broken steel radiator and is used to keep a trapped cat from running away


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What is a drag? keep a trapped cat from running away


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Removing top predators upsets the entire ________. keep a trapped cat from running away

(fill in the blank)


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What is ecosystem? keep a trapped cat from running away


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23 photos of a herder’s goats! keep a trapped cat from running away


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What are camera trap results! keep a trapped cat from running away



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What is Snow Leopard Enterprises? conservation plan…


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  • DAILY conservation plan…

  • DOUBLE!


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  • estimate the cat’s weight conservation plan…

  • sedate the cat with a syringe and hypodermic needle mounted on a 6 ft. pole

  • measure the cat (weight, length, etc.)

  • take a tuft of fur for genetic tests

  • tag the cat

  • give a shot of antibiotic

  • attach radio collar



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These are new statistical methods to monitor the snow leopard population – such as: taking pictures, documenting tracks, collecting scat (poop), looking at markings and scratches.


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What are sign surveys? leopard population – such as: taking pictures, documenting tracks, collecting scat (poop), looking at markings and scratches.



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What is DNA? another using coding sequences.


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This was an old (12-13 years old) female snow leopard who was about 85 pounds, had 3 broken canine teeth, was missing 1 ear, and whose head was covered with healed wounds.


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Who was Green? was about 85 pounds, had 3 broken canine teeth, was missing 1 ear, and whose head was covered with healed wounds.


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This was a female snow leopard that Tom was tracking who had 3 cubs! This was the only time tom saw snow leopard cubs in the wild!


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Who was Yellow? 3 cubs! This was the only time tom saw snow leopard cubs in the wild!


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This is made from yak wool felt and filled with Gobi stones. 3 cubs! This was the only time tom saw snow leopard cubs in the wild!


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What is a Yaki-sack? 3 cubs! This was the only time tom saw snow leopard cubs in the wild!


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Identify the underlined form of figurative language: “Prowling along ridges, slinking below skyline, it’s as invisible, yet as powerful, as the wind.”


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What is a simile? “Prowling along ridges, slinking below skyline,


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Identify the underlined form of figurative language: “Their sheep, goats, yaks, horses and camels are meat, milk, and money.”


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What is alliteration? “Their sheep, goats, yaks, horses and camels are


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Identify the underlined form of figurative language: “That spring day, their receiver antenna had just picked up a signal from across the narrow valley: Ping. Ping. Ping.


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What is onomatopoeia? spring day, their receiver antenna had just picked up a signal from across the narrow valley:


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DAILY spring day, their receiver antenna had just picked up a signal from across the narrow valley:

DOUBLE!


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“We hear deep, meaningful grunting –sounds a mountain might speak. And, then, over the rise, we see them. Gangur’s yaks are coming home….The shaggy herd gallops toward us. The yak’s thick coats hang down to their ankles”


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What is imagery? might speak. And, then, over the rise, we see them. Gangur’s yaks are coming home….The shaggy herd gallops toward us. The yak’s thick coats hang down to their ankles”


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Identify the underlined form of figurative language: “The scenery before us seems heavy with emptiness.”


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What is a metaphor? scenery before us seems heavy with emptiness.”


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