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Hobo has lost his home due to a rainforest fire in Africa. A zoologist has found him and is taking him to a zoo in the United States. You are the zoologist and it is your job to build him a new residence in the zoo

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animal web quest

Animal Web Quest

Building HOBO a New Home

hobo s new home
HOBO’S NEW HOME
  • Hobo has lost his home due to a rainforest fire in Africa.
  • A zoologist has found him and is taking him to a zoo in the United States.
  • You are the zoologist and it is your job to build him a new residence in the zoo.
first we need to know the following
FIRST WE NEED TO KNOW THE FOLLOWING…

Behavior/

Family Patterns

About Africa

Diet

Daily Activities

ASSIGNMENT

africa
AFRICA
  • Are there streams and rivers that they like to be around?

In Africa, the summer seasons have little rain, so streams and rivers are helpful. However, in the spring, fall and winter, there is an abundant amount of rain.

  • Do gorillas primarily want to live in shade to be cool or in the open sun?

The temperature year round is in the 80-90s so they are more active in the early part of the day and at night. During the hot time they like to sit around and try to stay cool.

Temperature (°F)

Months

gorillas eat
Gorillas Eat…
  • What kinds of food do gorillas like to eat? Do they eat plants, insects, other animals?

They like to eat large fruits, leaves, and insects. They eat about 97% different species of plants. Of their total diet, 67% is fruit, 17% is seeds, leaves, stems, and the remaining part includes ants, termites, caterpillars.

behavior family patterns
Behavior/Family Patterns
  • Do gorillas live by themselves or do live in groups? How do they interact with others?

Gorillas tend to live in small groups. A male gorilla heads the group of 5-12 females. Different groups tend to stay away from each other to avoid confrontation. If an encounter occurs, the male will beat his chest, charge, or beat the plants. They will usually not fight; they will just try to show their strength. Also, the females will stick with their male and back him 100%.

during the day gorillas
During the day, Gorillas…
  • Are gorillas lazy creatures or are they very active?
assignment
Assignment

The Zoo

Sources

sources
Sources
  • http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Animals/Primates/Facts/FactSheets/Gorillas/default.cfm
  • http://www.koko.org/kidsclub/learn/10facts.html
  • http://www.koko.org/about/facts.html
  • http://www.colszoo.org/animalareas/aforest/gorilla.html