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  • 1. Trip to the Zoo By: Stephanie Mounts
  • 2. Trip to the Evansville Zoo
    • One day during the summer a couple of friends and I decided that we wanted to go to the zoo. We went to the zoo and saw all kinds of animals, but on the way home I started to wonder why some animals went at the zoo. This made me wonder if certain types of animals may not be able to handle the climate here.
  • 3. Questions about the Zoo
    • Is there any way that we could get a polar bear at the Evansville Zoo?
    • Is there any way that we could get a panda bear at the Evansville Zoo?
    • Is there any way that we could get a dolphin exhibit or a salt water exhibit at the Evansville Zoo?
  • 4. Standards
    • 5.4.4 – Explain that in any particular environment, some kinds of plants and animals survive well, some do not survive as well, and some cannot survive at all.
    • 5.4.5 – Explain how changes in an organism’s habitat are sometimes beneficial and sometimes harmful.
    • 5.4.7 – Explain that living things, such as plants and animals, differ in their characteristics, and that sometimes these differences can give members of these groups (plants and animals) an advantage in surviving and reproducing.
  • 5. Polar Bear
    • http://climateprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2006/12/polar-bear-tongue.jpeg
    http://www.nd.edu/~bioclub/polar_bear.jpg
  • 6. Polar Bear Continued
    • The polar bear can be found near the Artic Circle.
    • It is the worlds largest carnivore species found on land.
    • Listed as a threatened species on the Endangered Species Act.
    • Its main food source is the seal.
    • Born on land but spends most of their time at sea.
  • 7. Panda Bear
    • http://www.gotpetsonline.com/pictures-gallery/exotic-pictures-breeders-babies/panda-bear-pictures-breeders-babies/pictures/panda-bear-0001.jpg
    • http://www.desktoprating.com/wallpapers/animal-wallpapers-pictures/panda-bear-wallpaper.jpg
  • 8. Panda Bear Continued
    • Pandas are the rarest of bears in the world.
    • Usually found in China.
    • Prefer to live in coniferous forest between 4000 and 11,000 high in elevation.
    • Require dense bamboo stands for food and cover.
    • Today, it is estimated that there are around 700 living in the wild.
    • There are also about another 200 living in zoos which are mostly in China.
    • http://www.greatbear.org/pandabear.htm
  • 9. Dolphins
    • http://www.brgps.edu.hk/content/b2/student/dolphin.JPG
    • http://www.bizzia.com/bizlevity/files/2008/04/2-dolphins.jpg
  • 10. Dolphins Continued
    • Marine mammals that are closely related to whales and porpoises.
    • They are found world wide.
    • Usually found in the shallower water of the ocean.
    • Mostly eat on fish and squid.
    • Among the most intelligent animals.
    • Have a very friendly appearance.
    • Playful attitude.
    • Popular among humans.
    • Breathe through a blowhole at the top of their head
  • 11. Resources
    • Pictures
      • http://climateprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2006/12/polar-bear-tongue.jpeg
      • http:// www.nd.edu/~bioclub/polar_bear.jpg
      • http://www.gotpetsonline.com/pictures-gallery/exotic-pictures-breeders-babies/panda-bear-pictures-breeders-babies/pictures/panda-bear-0001.jpg
      • http://www.desktoprating.com/wallpapers/animal-wallpapers-pictures/panda-bear-wallpaper.jpg
      • http://www.brgps.edu.hk/content/b2/student/dolphin.JPG
      • http://www.bizzia.com/bizlevity/files/2008/04/2-dolphins.jpg
    • Information
      • http://www.greatbear.org/pandabear.htm
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polar_bear
      • http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/Animals/CreatureFeature/Polar-bear
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolphin
      • http://www.defenders.org/wildlife_and_habitat/wildlife/dolphin.php

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