Animals. American Bald Eagle. The name might seem a little strange but at one time , the word ‘bald’ meant ‘white’ not ‘hairless’. The Bald Eagle is a bird of prey . A favourite food of the bald eagle is salmon. Most of these birds lives in Alaska. Birds of prey have a hooked
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The name might seem a little strange but at one time ,
the word ‘bald’ meant ‘white’ not ‘hairless’.
The Bald Eagle is a bird of prey.
A favourite food of the bald eagle is salmon.
Most of these birds lives in Alaska.
Birds of prey have a hooked
beak, sharp talons and excellent
vision to spot the prey from afar.
The Bald Eagle mates for life.
A lion’s roar can be
heard up to 5 km away.
Lions like to live together in groups of
up to 30 animals, with one or more
dominant males. A group of lions is called a
A female lion is called a lioness and she may
have a litter of 2 to 5 cubs.
Lions may live until about 15 years in the
Most of the hunting is done in the
evenings by the females.
Lions are carnivores which means they
Wildebeest, zebra and antelope make
up the usual diet of a lion in the wild.
The zebra is related to the horse. It lives on the plains of Africa.
They have a black nose and black and
white stripes. The stripes are different
on every zebra, a bit like a zebra
Zebra usually live in family groups with a
stallion and several mares.
They often graze and mingle amongst
large herds of wildebeest or antelope for
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This is a sockeye-salmon.
Salmon lays eggs in fresh water.
The eggs develop and when the
young hatch out from the egg,
they are known as alevins.
At the next stage they need to find
their own food and are called fry.
At the stage where the young fish, develop camouflage, they are
called parr. They continue to live in fresh water for up to three years
and at this point they are called smolt.
The smolt then migrate to the salt water ocean where they live
until they grow into mature salmon. In spring, the mature salmon
migrate back to the fresh water to breed and die.
You can see images of the life cycle of a salmon by following the link www.goldseal.ca/wildsalmon/life_cycle.asp
The Brown Capuchin monkey lives among the
rainforests of Northern and Central America.
They are mammals , usually having 1 baby at a
time. Young Capuchins stay with their group for
the first four years of life.
They live together in groups of 14.
Their diet consists of fruit, seeds, reptiles,
birds and small mammals.
Reproduced by kind permission of Tom Davis
Capuchins may live for about 15-20 years.
Capuchin monkeys are very intelligent and are often trained by
humans to work with disabled people.
The blue whale is the heaviest and longest animal on Earth.
Check here to find the average
body length and weight of an
Blue whales emit very loud sounds
that can travel for many miles
underwater. These sounds can
be louder than a jet engine.
You can watch the video of a whale swimming
out to sea. This link will take you to the Internet.
The Koala is often referred to as a
Koala Bear. The Koala is not related to
bears at all, but it does look a little like
a teddy bear.
The Koala is a marsupial.
The Koala is a native of Australia.
A baby Koala cub is known as a Joey and
is only 2cm long when it is born.
Koalas are usually nocturnal.
Koala can live for 20
years or more.
The Koala is a herbivore and likes to eat
the leaves of the Eucalyptus tree.
Listen to the sound a
koala can make.
Blue Whale facts-
Average length of a male25m =
Average length of a female26.2m
Body weight90-120 = X 30tonnes
Heart weight450kg =
Whales eat krill up to 4 tonnes =everyday
Mammals- a group of animals that give
birth o live young and feed first on milk
from the mother.
Dominant- chief, the most important.
Talons are sharp, pointed claws for
gripping the prey.
Bird of prey:- a bird which will attack
other animals for food.
Alevin- is the stage just after egg stage.
The alevins have yolk sac attached and
they live off this for a short while until
it has been absorbed.
Migrate- to take a long journey to another place.
Stallion – a male member of the horse
Mare – a female member of the horse
Marsupial – a special group of mammals
which carry their young around in a pouch.
Kangaroo, wombat, possums and bandicoots
are marsupials too.
Nocturnal-a nocturnal animal usually sleeps during the day and moves around at night.
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