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Mammals By Ms. Fasano’s Class What is a mammal? Mammals live all over the world. They have three common characteristics: 1. They have fur or body hair. 2. They nourish their young with milk. 3. They are warm-blooded.

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Mammals

By Ms. Fasano’s Class


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What is a mammal?


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Mammals live all over the world.

They have three common characteristics:

1. They have fur or body hair.

2. They nourish their young with milk.

3. They are warm-blooded.


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There are many animals that do not have much in common but are all mammals!! Here are some examples:


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Bears

  • There are 8 different bear species.

  • The polar bear is the largest and can weigh up to 1500 pounds.

  • Bears are omnivorous which means they eat both plants and meat.

  • Many feed on fish, meat, plants and berries.


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Elephants

  • Elephants can weigh as much as 15,000 pounds and be as tall as 3 ft.

  • Elephants are herbivores, which means they eat plants and berries but NOT meat.

  • They live in grasslands, marshes, savannahs, and forests.


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Bats

  • Bats are the only mammal that is capable of true flight.

  • There are over 2000 species.

  • They range in size from 2.5 cm. to 15 inches.

  • They eat such things are fruit, insects, small animals, fish.

  • The are nocturnal, which means they sleep during the day and are awake at night, when all of us are sleeping!


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Squirrels

  • Squirrels can be found in all parts of the world except Australia, Madagascar, and polar regions.

  • Squirrels range in size from 10 cm. To 90 cm.

  • There are 365 species of squirrels.

  • Diet consists of nuts, seeds and fruit.

  • A squirrels life span is about 6 years.


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Tigers

  • There are about 5000-7000 tigers that live across Asia.

  • Live in thick forests and tall grasses.

  • Life span is 10-15 years.

  • They are carnivores. (They eat as much as 40 pounds of meat at one time.)

  • Tigers can weigh as much as 500 pounds.


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Lions

  • Lions are members of the cat family.

  • They can reach up to 9 ft. and weigh as much as 400 pounds.

  • Lions live in groups called prides.

  • They are carnivorous, which means they are meat eaters.

  • A lion’s average life span is 15 years.


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Whales

  • Most whales travel in groups called schools.

  • Whales can weigh up to 84 tons and be as long as 100 ft.

  • They live in the ocean and they have lungs.

  • There are two types of whales: baleen and toothed.

  • The largest creature on the planet is the blue whale.


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Your assignment:

  • Think about a mammal you are interested in learning about.

  • You are going to become a researcher!

  • Over the next 3 weeks each student is going to research a selected mammal and report interesting and exciting facts about that mammal to the class.

  • Among these facts you should be sure to include where the mammal lives, its diet, its size, and some physical and personality characteristics.

  • This will be an oral report and should include pictures, video clips or any prop that will display mammal to the class.


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Good Luck and be creative! Remember the steps in researching….

  • Pick a mammal.

  • Gather your information.

  • Select the information you are going to use. Remember the facts you are required to include.

  • Organize your data and thoughts- you may want to use a graphic organizer or do some pre-writing.

  • Write your paper in essay form. Remember there is an introduction, body and conclusion.

  • Create your oral report- you may want to use index cards.

  • Create or find a prop to present to the class as well.


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