Elephants are the biggest land animals. They are mammals. They are grey
and have no hair. Their skin is thick and rough. They come from Africa
and Asia. African elephants have very big ears and Asian elephants have
small ears. They live in hot regions. The elephant has a very long nose,
which is called a trunk and two long white teeth called tusks.
Elephants eat a lot of food they are herbivore, that means that they
don’t eat meat. They eat leaves, grass, fruit and even trees. They eat
around 140 kilos of food a day and drink 180 litres of water. A big
elephant is over 3.5 metres tall and weighs 6000 kilos. Elephants love
water and they are good swimmers. Nowadays they are in danger of
becoming extinct because they are killed for their ivory tusks which are
used to make ornaments or necklaces.
The blue whale is a mammal. Some people think it is a fish because it
lives in the sea, but that is wrong. It is warm-blooded and it can’t
breathe under water. It doesn’t have gills.
It is a mammal and we can find it in the
Northern Pacific Ocean.The blue whale is
the largest animal in the world. It can grow
up to 30 metres long, that is as long as 8
elephants! The blue whale has got no teeth,
so it is normal that it is herbivore. It eats
small fish called plankton. . It is now in
danger of becoming extinct because it
is killed for food and oil.
Pandas are mammals. They live in
jungles of China. We can find them in
cold regions of jungle, but that doesn’t
mean that they live in cold places. It is
very hot and humid in the jungle.
Pandas have got long black and whit fur. They always look very sad.
They grow up to two metres. They eat bamboo, plants and sometimes
fish. They are omnivore – animals that eat plants and meat. There are
less than 1000 left in the wild. They are in danger of becoming extinct
because people are destroying their habitat – the place where they
live. Farmers want more and more land to grow different products, so
they cut down lots of bamboo and change the bamboo forest into a
field. Pandas are also killed for their fur to make rugs.
A panda is also a symbol WWF organisation. This organisation tries to
look after wild animals, plants and the place where they live.
Indian rhinos are mammals too. They live on
Indian plains and in the jungle. They like hot
weather too and they don’t mind high
temperature. Their skin is thick and hard and
they are grey colour. They are very big and
they can grow up to 4 metres long. They have
got a big horn on their nose; well a horn is their
nose. They are herbivore and they eat lots of grass and plants. There
are less than 700 in the wild. They are now in danger of becoming
extinct because people are destroying their habitat and they are also
killed for their horns to make medicine. But this medicine is not really
important, it won’t save lives, it is more
like cosmetics or beauty product!
A gorilla is a mammal. It lives in the
mountains and in the jungle of Africa.
We can find it in hot and wet regions. It
is very large. It has got thick black fur.
It can be very dangerous too.
Sometimes we think that gorillas are
funny animals, but they act very much like people and they even have
got hands. They eat fruit, flowers and plants. It is now in danger of
becoming extinct because it is killed for sport and sometimes even for
food. And since people are destroying its habitat, it has lass and lass
place to live.
A crocodile is a reptile. It lives in and near African rivers. It is a very
large animal. It can grow up to 6 metres long. It is carnivore, it eats
birds, fish and mammals, sometimes even people. So this animal is very
dangerous. It is green and brown colour and it has got a very big mouth
with sharp teeth. It has got a strong tail and it can kill with its tail
too. It is now in danger of becoming extinct because it is killed for its
skin to make shoes, handbags and belts.
People also kill crocodiles because they
are dangerous. Sometimes they kill them
for food and for medicine. People also
destroy their habitat so crocodiles don’t
have enough space to live.
A polar bear is a mammal. It lives in Arctic Circle, Canada and
Greenland. It lives in very cold region. It is very big, up to three
metres long and very dangerous. It has got a big body, a big head and
thick white fur, which keeps its body warm even in extremely cold
temperature.It likes swimming in icy water and it likes snow very much.
It eats fish and seals. It is now in danger of becoming extinct because
it is killed for fur and sport. Fur is used to make coats. But it is also in
danger because of weather changes and warm temperature. Because of
that the ice is melting and its habitat is slowly vanishing.
ST. LUCIA PARROT
A parrot is a bird. These parrots live in St Lucia Jungle near South
America. They live in very hot and
wet region. They eat fruit and
plants. They are very colourful.Their
feathers are green, blue and orange.
They are very beautiful. There may
be only 100 left in the wild. They are
in danger of becoming extinct
because they are collected as pets.
Sometimes natives kill them for food
and destroy their habitat.