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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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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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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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Wildflowers (purple asters, yellow daisy-like flowers), 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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DAILY

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

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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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DAILY

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