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  1. 1. DESERT :Meerkats By Ciara Lumsden
  2. 2. Biome <ul><li>ANIMALS PLANTS CLIMATE </li></ul><ul><li>eagles palm tree very hot days </li></ul><ul><li>snakes grass plants cold nights common </li></ul><ul><li>lizard thorny bushes barely any rain </li></ul><ul><li>dogs Joshua tree </li></ul><ul><li>badgers prickly pear </li></ul><ul><li>sage bush </li></ul><ul><li>salt bush </li></ul><ul><li>Yucca </li></ul><ul><li>shrubs </li></ul><ul><li>also big rocks to look out from </li></ul>
  3. 3. Continuation of Biome <ul><li>The Meerkat’s biome is the desert. The desert is very hot and dry. Cold nights are common in the desert, yet hot days almost always take place. </li></ul><ul><li>There are a lot of animals in the desert as stated on the other page. Many are predators to the meerkat because of the Meerkat’s size. </li></ul><ul><li>Plants in the desert depend on wether they need water or not. For example cacti survives because it doesn’t need much water. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Survival Features <ul><li>Meerkats have black patches around there eyes to protect their eyes from the sun. Their claws are like shovels so they can dig fast to get away from predators. They have fantastic hearing so they can hear predators and warn the others. They can also close their ears completely so that blowing sand doesn’t get in. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Survival threats <ul><li>Meerkats are small, so they are prey to many bigger animals. These animals include the martial eagle, the badger, the snake (the puff header snake, the cobra), lions, birds, dogs and other birds of prey. </li></ul><ul><li>Weather also can cause a threat because meerkats live in burrows so they can drown when floods occur. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Future action <ul><li>If you are worried about a particular animal, write a letter to your government’s Ministry for Environment. Tell them what you think can be done to help solve the problem. </li></ul><ul><li>Learn as much as you can about nature. Go to zoos, read magazines and books, watch nature programs on television. </li></ul><ul><li>Teach other people how to help animals. </li></ul><ul><li>Never buy pets that have been taken from the wild. This encourages trappers to catch more. </li></ul><ul><li>Join a zoo or an organisation that works to save endangered species. Some groups encourage governments to make laws against hunting and killing animals. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Other facts <ul><li>Eats: insects, fruit, grains </li></ul><ul><li>Dominant female is the only one who breeds otherwise gets kicked out </li></ul><ul><li>One on lookout makes a different noise to warn where the predator is </li></ul><ul><li>Lives for 10-15 years of age in captivity </li></ul><ul><li>They are able to ward off a snake or jackal if they work together </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>The end </li></ul><ul><li>By Ciara Lumsden </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures from Google images </li></ul><ul><li>Thankyou for watching </li></ul>