Indian Hornbill

It is finally Friday, and we would like to celebrate our followers by taking species requests on #FollowerFriday. Today’s public choice is a hornbill!

“Colour me in so I can fly!

Happy Friday everyone. I am a Great Hornbill, also known as great Indian Hornbill. I have a very impressive bill which I use to show how great I am to attract females. I can live very long in the wild, some of my friends lived up to 50 years! I have some questions for you:

  1. What do I eat?
  2. Which countries do I live in?
  3. How big can I grow?”

Velociraptor

It’s #ThrowbackThursday and we would like to meet our old friend who just to live on Earth.

“Colour me in to preserve me!

Hello, I am a Velociraptor and I am a dinosaur! People think I am a larger than a human (because I am famous in the film Jurassic Park) however, I was around the size of a turkey! I could run very fast on my two feet, up to 40 miles per hour! I have some questions for you:

  1. What did I eat?
  2. When did I live on the earth?
  3. Where was my first fossil found?”

Tardigrade

Happy hump day everyone! Today is #WeirdWildlifeWednesday and we would like you to meet our tiny strange friend.

“Colour me in so I can continue my slow journey!

Hello, I am a Tardigrade and I am a microbe, which means I cannot be seen with the naked eye. I am also known as a water bear or sometimes a moss piglet! I can live in environments that would kill most animals, and I can even survive in outer space! I can also survive more than 10 years without water. I have some questions for you:

1. How big am I?
2. Where do I live?
3. What do I like to eat?”

#onlineeducation #workingfromhome #schoolchildren #stayathome #wildlife #onlineactivites #wonderfulworldofmicrobes #microbe #waterbear

African Elephant

Today is #TerrestrialTuesday! Terrestrial simply means anything that lives on land, so today we would like you to meet our giant friend.

“Colour me in so I can graze!

Happy Tuesday everyone! I am an African elephant and I am the biggest land mammal on earth. I can walk up to 65km a day because I have to eat a lot of food because of my huge size. I have a very versatile trunk, and the tip is made up of two opposable extensions, just like fingers, that I can grab food with! Even though I am a giant, I am afraid of bees because their stings have hurt my friends! I have some questions for you:

1. What do I eat?
2. Why do I need to cover myself in mud and dust (apart from it being fun!)?
3. What is the name of a female elephant that leads a group of elephants?”

#onlineeducation #workingfromhome #schoolchildren #stayathome #wildlife #onlineactivites #elephant

Atlantic Salmon

Happy #MarineMonday everyone! I am an Atlantic salmon. I live in clean rivers, where I am born. I then start a long journey to the sea, where I live as an adult. I then return to the same river where I was born to make a nest and lay eggs. My journey is fraught with danger! I have some questions for you:

Colour me in so I can start my journey!

1. What do I eat?
2. What do you think I find on my journey to the sea and back?
3. How large do I get?

#NASCO #Internationalyearofthesalmon Cape Farewell Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT)

#onlineeducation #workingfromhome #schoolchildren #stayathome #wildlife #onlineactivites #mondaymorning #salmon #justkeepswimming

Fab Five: Week 2 Answers

Week commencing 30/03/2020

Species 1: Great Hammerhead Shark

1.Where do I live?

I can be found worldwide in tropical waters (warm waters that are 68 degrees or higher)

2. What do I eat?

I am entirely carnivorous, and I like to feed on prey at the seafloors such as stingrays, octopus and squid and other sharks

3. Where do I like to hang out? The coast or deep ocean?

I can be found in coastal waters

Species 2: Giraffe

1.Which country do I live in?

I actually live in several countries across the continent of Africa such as Kenya and South Africa.

2. What are the actual names of the ‘horn’ like structures on my head?

They are called ossicones and both male and female giraffes have them. Males use these for ‘necking’, which is how giraffes fight!  

3. What are a group of giraffes called?

A tower of giraffes!

Species 3: Shoebill bird

1.Where do I live?

I can be found in freshwater swamps of central tropical Africa, from southern Sudan through parts of eastern Congo, Rwanda, Uganda, western Tanzania and northern Zambia

2. What do I like to eat?

I am largely piscivorous, which means that I mainly eat fish!

3. How big can I grow to?

I am a tall bird and I can grow up to 140 cm (43 to 55 inches) tall.

Species 4: Tyrannosaurus Rex

1.What did I eat?

I was carnivorous which meant that I only ate meat

2. How big was I when I was fully grown?

I grew to 13m (42ft) in length and 4m (13ft) at the hip and could weigh up to 7 tonnes!

3. In what time period did I live on the Earth

I lived on earth during the Cretaceous period, around 66 million years ago!

Species 5: Blue iguana

1.What do I eat?

I am herbivorous which means that I only eat plants

2. How big can I grow up to?

I am the largest native land mammal on Grand Cayman and my length from nose-to-tail is 5ft (1.5m)!

3. Where is the Grand Cayman?

Grand Cayman is the largest of the three Cayman Islands, and is located in the Carribbean

Blue Iguana

It’s Friday, and we would like to celebrate our followers by taking species requests on #FollowerFriday. Today’s public choice is a lizard species!

“Colour me in so I can bask!

Happy Friday everyone. I am a Blue Iguana and I am the largest native land animal on Grand Cayman. I like rocky, sunlit, open areas in dry forests or near the shore, I love basking in the sun. I am one of the longest-living lizards: my friend was 67 years old! I have some questions for you:

1. What do I eat?
2. How big can I grow up to?
3. Where is the Grand Cayman?”

#homeschool #homeschoollife #education #homeschooling #onlineeducation #teaching #school #friday #teachingfromhome #stayathome #lizard

Tyrannosaurus Rex

It’s #ThrowbackThursday and we would like to meet our old friend who just to live on Earth.

“Colour me in to preserve me!

Hello, I am a Tyrannosaurus Rex and I am probably the most famous dinosaur. My name come from Greek and Latin words which mean ‘Tyrant Lizard King’. I had 50-60 banana-sized teeth! I had small arms that were extremely powerful and had two clawed fingers. I have some questions for you:

1. What did I eat?
2. How big was I when I was fully grown?
3. In what time period did I live on the Earth?”

#onlineeducation #workingfromhome #schoolchildren #stayathome #wildlife #onlineactivites #TRex

Shoebill

Happy hump day everyone! Today is #WeirdWildlifeWednesday and we would like you to meet our feathered friend.

“Colour me in so I can fly!

“Hello, I am a Shoebill, and I am known as Whale-head or Shoe-billed Stork. I get my name from my most distinctive feature, my beak that is shaped like a shoe which can grow up to 9 inches long. I have some questions for you:

1. Where do I live?
2. What do I like to eat?
3. How big can I grow up to?”

#onlineeducation #workingfromhome #schoolchildren #stayathome #wildlife #onlineactivites #shoebill

Giraffe

Today is #TerrestrialTuesday! Terrestrial simply means anything that lives on land, so today we would like you to meet our tall friend.

“Colour me in so I can graze!

Happy Tuesday everyone! I am a giraffe and I am the tallest animal in the world. I have a very long neck to reach the tastiest leaves of the tallest trees, and it helps me to look out for any predators. I have long tongues (which grow to a whopping 53cm!) to help me pull down leaves growing way up high. Some questions for you:

1. Which country do I live in?
2. What are the actual names of the ‘horn’ like structures on my head?
3. What are a group of giraffes called?”

#homeschool #homeschoollife #education #homeschooling #onlineeducation #teaching #school #teachingfromhome #stayathome #giraffe