Monday, 28 November 2011

Animals that take care of their young

Animals teach their young many things, from how to fly to how to find food. They are taught through sounds and touch. Animals take care of their young from being eaten or destroyed by their enemies. This will ensure the survival of their species.

Here are some examples of animals that take care of their young.

1) monkey

Monkeys clean, fed and protects their cubs from harm.

2) bat

Bats care for their young like most birds do, by bringing food back to their nests to feed them. The thing that is different about bats, is that sometimes they have "babysitters", who watch a few nests at once.

3) cow

The mother cow will feed their young calf immediately after gives birth.

4) dolphin
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The baby dolphin stay close to their mother up to five years.

5) dugong

The dugong mother will keep their baby stay close to her.

6) kangoroo

Kangaroos carry their joeys in their pouches since birth. They nurse their joeys with milk. Joeys will be safe and warm in the pouch until they are too big to fit into the pouch. 

7) dog

The mothers keeps their puppy safe and feed them everyday. She will teach their puppy walk, play and where to potty.

8) deer

The mother deer will nurse the fawn until it can eat solid food, when the fawn is about one month old, the mother deer will show the fawn where to get food, water and teach them what to fear.

9) tiger

A tiger mother will take care of her cubs until they are six to eight weeks old. Attacking the enemies is a way the mother tries to protect its cubs.

10) snakehead

Male snakeheads keep their young in their mouth to protect them.

11) elephant

Elephants stay in their herds to protect their cubs.

12) bird

Birds feed their young until the young can fly out of the nest to find their own food.

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Animals that take care of their eggs

Animals reproduce to make sure their species continue to exist. However, being able to reproduce is not enough. Animals have to take care of their eggs and young.

Pupils do you know what animals that take care of their eggs? These are examples of animals that take care of their eggs.

1) snake

A mother snake will find a warm, safe and protected area for her eggs. The area between the
roots of a bush is a perfect place for snakes to lay their eggs. The mother will stay for the hatchlings until the baby snake leave.

4) penguin

The males take care of the egg in a special pouch located near the feet. 

5) duck

The parents will take turn to take care of the nest.

6) platypus

Platypus are one of two types of mammals which lay eggs. The mother platypus curls her body around the eggs to incubate them around ten days. After hatching, the mother platypus feeds her young on milk secreted from glands.

7) crocodile

The mother crocodile bury their eggs in warm and moist sand. They will hang around until the eggs hatch, guarding the nest and when they hear the babies squeaking, they go back to the nest and carry their young to the water in their mouth.

Friday, 25 November 2011

Endanger animals which going extinct

Because of humans, an alarming rate of animals are becoming extinct every day. At this rate, more than half of the world's species will be extinct in 100 years. This is because of habitat destruction, climate change, pollution, and invasive species.

1) whales

2) polar bear

3) the Siberian tiger

4) the Loggerhead Turtle

5) White Tailed Fish Eagle

6) the Mandarin Duck

7) the Lion Tailed Macaque

8) Jackass Penguin

9) Mountain Gorilla

10) Numbat

11) Black Footed Ferret

12) black rhinoceros

13) orang utan