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The Desert

Animals

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Himalayas

Finding

Snow

Leopards

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Expedition

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Language

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This desert covers 1/3 of Mongolia – it is called “the dry sea” by the Chinese.


What is the Gobi?


This is dried by the desert sun, is not smelly, and is used for fuel.


What is manure?


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!


What is a camel?


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


What is aaruul?


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


What are “rich, desert surprises?”


This is Mongolian’s wild horse.


What is a Takhi?


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


What is a long-eared desert hedgehog?


These are wild goats and are a favorite food for the snow leopard.


What is an ibex?


These animals have long thick coats that hang down to their ankles.


What is a yak?


A short-eared relative of the rabbit.


What is a pika?


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


What is a drag?


Removing top predators upsets the entire ________.

(fill in the blank)


What is ecosystem?


23 photos of a herder’s goats!


What are camera trap results!


This is the centerpiece of the Snow Leopard Trust’s conservation plan…


What is Snow Leopard Enterprises?


  • DAILY

  • DOUBLE!


  • estimate the cat’s weight

  • 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


What are steps to document a captured snow leopard?


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.


What are sign surveys?


This is testing that is used to identify one animal from another using coding sequences.


What is DNA?


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.


Who was Green?


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!


Who was Yellow?


This is made from yak wool felt and filled with Gobi stones.


What is a Yaki-sack?


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


What is a simile?


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


What is alliteration?


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.


What is onomatopoeia?


DAILY

DOUBLE!


“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”


What is imagery?


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


What is a metaphor?


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