Courtney finkbohner genet 1st period

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Courtney finkbohner genet 1st period

  1. 1. Genet By: Courtney Finkbohner Buchmann 1 st Period
  2. 2. Stats <ul><li>Name: Genet </li></ul><ul><li>Size: length of head and body16-24inches, tail 15-21inches, weight 2-6 pounds </li></ul><ul><li>Color: pale fur, spots, stripes, camouflage </li></ul><ul><li>Lifestyle: solitary, occasionally in pairs </li></ul><ul><li>Diet: small rodents, birds, insects, and some fruits (nocturnal hunters) </li></ul><ul><li>Lifespan: 5-15 years </li></ul>
  3. 3. Habitat <ul><li>Semi desert, forest, scrubland, grassland, and savannah </li></ul><ul><li>Sleeps in hallow trees or crevices </li></ul><ul><li>Found over large area of Africa, Spain, Portugal, Southern France, and parts of the middle east </li></ul><ul><li>Hunted by native tribes but not in danger of extinction </li></ul>
  4. 4. Food Source <ul><li>Birds </li></ul><ul><li>Insects </li></ul><ul><li>Rodents </li></ul>
  5. 5. Food and Hunting <ul><li>Primarily carnivore (meat eater) </li></ul><ul><li>Small animals, rodents, birds, and insects </li></ul><ul><li>Hunts at night </li></ul><ul><li>Acute hearing and skillful climber </li></ul><ul><li>Nocturnal </li></ul><ul><li>Stays low to the ground when hunting </li></ul><ul><li>Stalks its prey before killing it </li></ul>
  6. 6. Fun Facts <ul><li>The slender and loosely joined body of a genet enables it to squeeze through any opening its head fits through. </li></ul><ul><li>The genet like the weasel was once domesticated in Europe to control plagues of rodents. </li></ul><ul><li>The genet uses a combination of touch, smell, hearing, memory, and eye sight to find its way at night. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Close Relatives <ul><li>Civets </li></ul><ul><li>Mongoose </li></ul>
  8. 8. Works Cited <ul><li>King, Judith: Wildlife Fact File . Pittsburg, PA.: International Masters Publishers,1997 </li></ul>
  9. 9. Photo Credit <ul><li>http://itech.pjc.edu/sctag/LS_GENET/genet.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://greenandgold.uaa.alaska.edu/podcasts/pictures/birds.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.bestoday.com.au/billylids/images/insects.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.bitebacknow.com/yahoo_site_admin/assets/images/Rodents_portal.105194934.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_lNEeQtJMMOw/SRbK8oUzP0I/AAAAAAAAA1Y/KNodNAbipcg/s320/civetcmpalmface.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2009/09/04/arts/mongoose2.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.tllf.org.za/images/freeme.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-qZVMllCOgAI/TWITZa2d6TI/AAAAAAAABF8/8V5z2iLgHRs/s1600/L1030131_2.JPG </li></ul>
  10. 10. The End

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