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
This desert covers 1/3 of Mongolia – it is called “the dry sea” by the Chinese.
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!
This is a sweet, pressed goat cheese which starts out soft like cottage cheese, but bakes hard in the desert sun.
Wildflowers (purple asters, yellow daisy-like flowers), bright lichens (some electric yellow, some orange), mint, rosemary, and wild onions
This is a small baseball-sized critter with bright black eyes and “elf-like ears.” It is found in deserts from China to Egypt.
This is sometimes a broken steel radiator and is used to keep a trapped cat from running away
Removing top predators upsets the entire ________. (fill in the blank)
This is the centerpiece of the Snow Leopard Trust’s conservation plan…
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
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.
This is testing that is used to identify one animal from another using coding sequences.
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.
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!
Identify the underlined form of figurative language: “Prowling along ridges, slinking below skyline, it’s as invisible, yet as powerful, as the wind.”
Identify the underlined form of figurative language: “Their sheep, goats, yaks, horses and camels are meat, milk, and money.”
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.
“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”