Animal ResearchPowerpoint Presentation By Mrs. Hamilton’s 2nd Grade Class December, 2013
African Elephants live in Africa and Asia. Elephants live in grasslands, forests, marshes, scrub, and some deserts.
African Elephants eat plants, bark, roots, and fruit. They make a sound called rumbling. Elephants live in groups called herds. Elephants are brown and gray. They only have 3 toenails on their hind legs and 5 nails on their front legs. Their ears are shaped like Africa. They have gray or brown wrinkled skin.
Elephants walk with their feet like us. When the seasons change they huddle with their herd. People kill the Elephants for their tusks.
Like us elephants start as babies but go straight to young adults then become adults. Elephants spray water to keep cool. They have a four foot long tail. Elephants make pathways though the environment that are used by other animals to access areas normally out of reach.
Sources Elephants Up Close by Carmen Bredson www.enchantedlearning.com
By Draven Farris All About Giraffes
A giraffe eats leaves from trees. It makes a silent sound that humans can’t hear. A giraffe is not a pet. A giraffe is brown and white. It’s very tall and grows up to 19 feet tall. It weighs up to 2,800 pounds.
My animal moves by using it’s legs. It has four. It does not hibernate. People are taking their land and this has caused a decrease in their numbers.
It starts as a baby then becomes a teenager. Then it is a grown up. • I found that they eat with their tongues. • Their front legs are longer than their back legs.
Sources • Giraffes by: Lola Schaefer • www.enature.com • www.animalbytes.com • www.enchantedlearning.com
My animal’s name is the Puma. Pumas live in North and South America.
Pumas have powerful bodies. They are good at climbing trees. They are wild cats. They are good at jumping. They are cousin to the cat. It has keen eyesight and grow to 3 feet in height. Color is gray and brown. They like to eat deer and meat. It has a small head. My animal makes a “grrrr” sound. It lives in a family called a herd. It has blue eyes and a pink nose.
First the mom has the baby After that the mom dies and it goes all over again.
First, the mom has the baby and after she has the baby the baby grows up to be a grownup like it’s mother and it goes all over again. Pumas have powerful bodies and they are cousins to the cat and mountain lion.
Sources Pumas – Lone Hunters by Amelie von Zumbusch www.enchantedlearning.com
Arctic Foxes By Eloise Masters Wherren
Arctic foxes live in Alaska or the North Pole. That means they live in North America. They live in the tundra where trees do not grow.
Arctic foxes eat lemmings, fish, dead animals and birds. Their mating call is howling like this: “Aaaaaaooooowww”. They live in family groups and the mom is called the vixen. They are all white. They have short little white ears. You think they have pointy ears but they actually have curved and short ears. They have curved, sharp claws and they have sharp teeth.
Arctic foxes move on 4 legs. They are nocturnal except in Arctic summer. They used to be hunted for their fur but now it’s illegal.
Female Arctic Foxes start out as babies. Then they grow up and they look like their mom. Then they have babies. Then when the babies grow up, they have babies and their mom dies. Males have the same cycle, but they don’t have babies. Arctic foxes are mammals. When they hunt (sometimes) they follow a polar bear and when the polar bear leaves, the Arctic Fox comes in and eats the carcass that was left.
Sources www.enature.com www.enchantedlearning.com www.animalbytes.com Arctic Foxes By: Emily Rose Townsend
By Zachary Phillips Bald Eagle
The Bald Eagle lives in North America, mostly in Alaska, Canada, Florida and California. They live near the coastlines, rivers, lakes, wet prairies and coastal pine lands. When the bald eagle is searching for food, it dives for its food. It goes over 100 miles per hour.
The bald eagle mostly eats fish and some small mammals like birds and reptiles. When the bald eagle is searching for food it dives for it. It goes over 100 miles per hour. They make a sound like a caw. It has a black body with a white tail and yellow beak.
The bald eagle moves around with its wings and with its feet. The bald eagle does not hibernate or migrate. The bald eagle is the symbol of the United States of America.
The life cycle of a bald eagle is: it starts as an egg. Then the egg hatches and the baby is born and in a few years it is fully grown.
Sources The Bald Eagle by Mac Preibe. www.animalbytes.com
Bengal Tiger By Gabe
Bengal Tigers live across the continent of Asia. They live in tropical jungles, brush, marshlands and tall grasslands.
The Bengal Tiger is a carnivore. It eats meat, deer and pigs. It also eats antelopes, elephants, cattle and buffalo.
It walks on four legs. They do not hibernate. Tigers have A long tail. They are orange with black stripes and some are white. These white tigers are very rare. They can grow to 9 to 10 feet long and weigh up to 300 pounds!
The mother gives birth to 3 or 4 babies at a time. They stay with their mother for over a year. She protects them from adult male tigers, who sometimes kills cubs. Bengal tigers like water and are strong swimmers. Every tiger has their own set of stripes.
Sources Bengal Tiger by Rod Theodorou www.animalbytes.com www.enchantedlearning.com
Black Bears By Landon Gentile
The black bear lives in the forest. They live in caves. They live in most countries like North and South America.
Black bears eat berries, seeds, fish, pigs, roots, and plants. They make a roaring sound.
Sources American Black Bears by Holly Pollen www.animalbytes.com www.enchantedlearning.com
Blue Whales By Maxwell Nicholson
Blue whales live in all oceans except shallow water and waters close to land. They stay in the same oceans.
Blue whales eat krill and small fish. It makes deep rumbling sounds. Blue whales live in groups of two or three called pods. Their color is grayish blue and it is very big.
Blue Whales swim to get around in the sea. In the Fall, Blue Whales migrate south. Long ago people hunted whales for oil.
First Blue Whales are born alive. Then they become a calf and drink their mom’s milk. Then they grow up. Blue Whales have two blow holes. Blue Whales are the loudest animals on earth.
Sources Blue Whale By Rod Theodorou www.enchanted.learning.com