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NUESTRA SEÑORA HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH DEPARTMENT LEVEL: NINTH THE 10 MOST INTERESTING ANIMALS IN THE WORLD

STUDENT: NATASHA HERNANDEZ ARGUEDAS TEACHER: STEVEN BRENES APRIL 19, 2018


SEAHORSE Seahorses or seahorses are a group of fish belonging to the genus Hippocampus. They are named after the shape of their head similar to that of horses. There are about 50 species of these aquatic animals.

DESCRIPTION OF THE SEA HORSE  The bodies of the hippocampi are covered by a series of plates or bone rings, unlike most other fish that have scales. Its form of swim is unique, because it does so erect and with the help of its dorsal fin. It has a kind of crown on its head that is different in each individual; nobody has the same to another.  Regarding its size, it varies according to the characteristics of each species. The smallest is the Hippocampus Minotaur, originally from Australia, which only measures 15 mm in length with a maximum of 5 centimeters. In contrast, the Hippocampus ingest is considered the largest with its 19 cm long, but can reach 30 centimeters.

Distribution of the seahorse  They live in shallow tropical and temperate waters around the world. The Indo-Pacific and Atlantic zones are where the greatest number of seahorses are concentrated, and in the same way where more biodiversity exists. We can also find them in coral reefs, areas with lots of algae or mangroves.


FOOD OF THE SEA HORSE  Their diet includes shrimp, crustaceans and plankton that are sucked through their bony snout. Having no teeth, they must consume their prey whole. They consume large amounts of food.  The gestation period ranges from 10 days to 6 weeks according to the species and the sea temperature. The legend tells us why seahorses have only one mate and die shortly after one of them dies. From the first days of its existence the male horses showed a romantic streak that would never leave them. In the beginning, that romanticism was translated into an endless series of love affairs. The males of the species were heartbreakers ... and they went through the seas of God falling in love with their little congeners as if the world were going to end the next day. The girls suffered the vocation of casanovas of the males and raised their little ones without a complaint ... but alone. But ... any day, a long time ago, a horse more romantic than normal fell madly in love with a beautiful coquettish female tail. It was her effervescence that pursued her through the seven mares that begged her to give her her tail, she, who had become very feminist because she had lived through the sufferings of her mother, was determined to remain single and was cured among the seaweed, always he rejected the knocks that hit them in the scolding, and finally, the burden of so much persecution, the cold letter is called "Tired of hiding, esteemed fellow, the informant that he decided to remain single forever, and thus avoid the pains of a heart "shattered by another fleeting lover. Do not insist " "Just read these icy letters our hero broke into tears, just him, who loved without limits touched her in the luck of this so proud and so determined


to sweat! Days passed and the beauty of this story received all the kind of sad errands "It is so thin that I seem to like to expire of hunger" said a friend "Ay but if it seems to have soul in pain" commented another. -You will pass the sentence the cause of so much pain, just know another will forget me. But the time spent and the expected night that I would need to replace in the heart of the dream, had not appeared. Worse yet, our little demented horse of love, decided to surrender in the arms of death. And writing a beautiful letter of goodbye on a sea anemone petal, he said goodbye to his beloved and participated in the meeting of some Chinese fishermen deadly enemies of the horses, who are endangered by their population insistence to pack them as exotic medicine. Fortunately, the friend who had received the letter, knowing of the fun, galloped by the waters and quickly delivered the message. The beauty is desperate to read the words of the alleged disowned, and with his heart moved by the tenacity of his lover departed to salvolo. -Distension! He shouted at him when the unhappy man was about to be caught. If you are willing to expire for my love, I can not help but surrender yours. Blissful ... and without thinking much, he and his perpetual love and absolute fidelity ... and as it does not seem enough, he promised to share the work of breeding the future horses. He takes care of the incubation of his future children. There is nothing like the joy of reaching what was believed unattainable for the promise of heaven and earth. The next day, in a romantic ceremony, they promised Neptune that they would love each other until the last day of their lives. And as I told you, the horses had a romantic vocation ... just their history


was known, moved by so much love, everyone wanted to imitate them. The romances of a day began to be of bad tone, the fashion mandated to be celibate ... and in a short period of time monogamy was the only admissible form for them. As a result, there were such beautiful stories of love among the horses, that the Creator and Nature used to put them as an example of love and self-denial ... and they, proud of this fame, decided to go one step further in their already famous self-denial and asked the Creator to grant them that each time a horse lost his partner, the other would die of love. Unknown author Dear friends .... loving is not dying of love because our partner disappears. Nor is it good to be so afraid of the pain of rejection that we refuse to feel this wonderful feeling. To love is fullness, to love is to feel happy and to express this feeling. And while we may not be reciprocated ... or betrayed ... we will always be left having felt this wonder. Why ... do we really miss it when we do not feel love for anyone in particular? Love is a feeling that comes from within but needs a point of external focus. Give thanks and enjoy the gift of being able to feel love ... because there is no way to be able to feel it voluntarily.


QUESTIONS What is the hippocampus composed of? ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ What is the feeding of sea horses? ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ How long is your gestation period? ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ Where the sea horses live ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ Where is the smallest hippocampus? ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________


THE SHIH TZU  The Shih Tzu is one of the most sociable and playful company dogs. That coupled with its beautiful coat and sweet appearance explains why it is one of the preferred breeds today. These types of dogs are very affectionate and intelligent, and need constant attention from their owners, so they are not recommended to live outside the houses or to leave them alone for long.

Origin of Shih Tzu  The history of Shih Tzu shares many things with the history of Pekingese. Like this other dog, Shih Tzu is originally from Buddhist monasteries, where it was considered a sacred dog. He was also an exclusive dog of the Chinese nobility, where he was also regarded as a sacred dog and provided with dignified royal care.  When the first Shih Tzu arrived in England, in the decade of the '30s, they were confused with the Lhasa also. So much so, that at that time they considered both dogs as one race. However, in the same decade it was decided to separate both races as we know them now.  Nowadays, Shih Tzu is a dog that is very appreciated both for company and for exhibition. His magnificent coat and small stature have made him a star on the tracks of dog shows, while his sweet character has made him one of the most popular pets of our time.


Marnie is a Shih Tzu of 12 years with the peculiarity of having a longer tongue than usual. This and her fondness for selfies have made her the most popular bitch on Instagram. Marnie has almost half a million followers on the platform and many famous admirers. Among them is James Franco, who recently met the dog in person. The friendship between the two arose when the actor realized that Marnie imitated his famous selfies. "It was silly that we did for fun. And suddenly we realized that James Franco had reposted the photos on his Instagram. And that's how the Great Selfie Battle of 2014 was born, "said Shirley Baha, owner of Marnie, to Instagram’s blog. Franco, for his part, explained that "I had no idea who Marnie was until I saw that she was my best imitator. I like Marnie's versions of my selfies more than the originals. And she's a great artist, better than many humans. " Evidently, after meeting each other, they took a selfie together. But James Franco is not Marnie's only famous friend. In his Instagram profile, he has posted photos with Lena Dunham, Miley Cyrus, Sky Ferreira, Jonah Hill, Grimes, Tina Fey and Dave 1 of Chrome, among others.


QUESTIONS Where the shitzu is from ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ In which decade the Shihtzu arrived in England ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ What is the personality of the shihtzus ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ Which are some characteristics of the shitzus ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ Cite two recommendations for people who want to have Shih Tzu’s ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________


HORSE Characteristics:  The horse is a large mammal with an arched and elongated neck that has long mane. Usually the female is called mare and the young if they are male foals or foals, and if they are female’s foals or fillies. It should be noted that this animal has been domesticated by men for race, for example, and is known as equine or equine livestock.  The body size of the horses varies according to the breed in question, as well as the nutrition of each horse. So it is that according to its size, the different breeds of horse can be divided into: ponies or miniature races, light or saddle, and heavy or shooting. They are all characterized by having helmets in what would be man's nails, which inside are formed by cartilage and other soft tissues.  A curious fact in this regard is that in captivity horseshoes are put on, because in the pavement the helmets are worn faster than in the wild they spend less and regenerate, while in captivity they have to be cut every two or three months . The colors of the coat (which is called coat) of the horses varies a lot depending on the race and brand of each horse.  They can be white, beige, light brown, dark brown or completely black. It can also happen that the coat of the body is of one color and the mane of another; It can also happen that it has spots of another color on the head, on the body or on the extremities, all this has to do, as we already said with the different races in question. In captivity they can live up to 40 years, while in the wild they can only reach 25.


After the edition of the year 2000, now appears again the publication of these stories of an animal that has always managed to earn the status of noble, and, along with it, the good friend (and useful) of man. Literature has been prolific when considering the company of the animal, referring to them in a more or less direct way on different occasions. Nabokov was an enthusiastic connoisseur of butterflies, Virginia Woolf spoke to us with intimate intimacy of Flush, his dog, and Ruyard Kipling bequeathed us a whole socio-moral lesson in his Book of the Jungle, where the animals of the Indian jungle, shaped anthropomorphic, raise moral issues. This without ignoring all trips that have been, where it is rare that the animal is not portrayed in one or another condition. The horse, however, is true, has always enjoyed good fame, and here are different writers from different eras who give us stories that have to do with their attitude, with their helpfulness, with their sacrifice, even towards the I love, what is the case of the story of Lamartin 'An Arabian horse' where, to highlight his delivery and 'understanding' of a state of need of its owner tells us that, "upon arrival, after depositing his master (wounded) in the sand, at the feet of his wife and children, the horse expired from exhaustion. " This would make him gain fame for posterity, because “the whole tribe cried, the poets sang it, and his name is constantly in the mouth of the


Arabs of Jericho??" Maupassant is more prosaic in his treatment of the animal, at least with respect to the man who rides him; he values his character, what distinguishes him, and in that he makes ridiculous the presumption of his rider to situations that are nothing short of tragicomic. For his part, Musil, perhaps as one might expect, is more subtle in his observation: He is convinced, contradicting science, that the horse does have the condition or virtue of laughter, at least the horse he met on the outskirts of Rome and what was his reaction every time his caregiver tickled him to clean it. A very enjoyable book, endorsed by great writers, and prologued by a lover of this animal which is the case of Fernando Savater, who for a long time has not lost any of the events that take place in Ascot, the place where the animal puts it proves its speed and elegance, and the English society.


Questions According to the breeds how horses can be divided? ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ That they have in common the different races of horses? ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ Because the horse shoes are placed in captivity? ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ That the color of the horses' coat varies? ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ How long can horses live? ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________


KOALA  Although they look like real teddy bears, this adorable animal is a marsupial that has nothing to do with bears. The females carry their newborn offspring in the marsupial bag for approximately six months. When the baby leaves the bag, it grabs the back of its mother or its gut, accompanying it everywhere until it is about a year old.  Koalas live in eastern Australia, where there are more eucalyptus trees. Koalas like these trees so much that they almost never leave them. In addition, thanks to their opposable fingers and extremities they are comfortably kept on them. Koalas can sleep up to 18 hours a day, held in the forks and corners of trees.

Habitat of the koalas  When they are not sleeping, they feed on eucalyptus leaves, especially at night. They do not drink much water, so their hydration comes from the same leaves. Each koala eats a large amount compared to its size: approximately one kilogram a day. Sometimes they store them in a kind of bag that they have on their cheeks.  They have a special digestive system with a very long stomach that allows them to digest the hard eucalyptus leaves and prevents their poison from harming them. Koalas eat such an amount of these leaves that they have a very peculiar smell that reminds of throat lozenges.


Australia investigates the death of a koala that appeared bolted to a pole "We do not know if the animal was dead when it was placed or if it is a macabre joke", explain the authorities. The users of the social networks mobilized to denounce what they describe as an act "more than diabolic". Authorities in Australia have opened an investigation to clarify the causes of the death of a koala that appeared bolted to a pole in a park in the northeast of the country, local media reported Thursday. The body of the animal was found traumatized, although it is not known if it is the cause of the death of the marsupial, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) told the Sydney Morning Herald. The rescue services acted after receiving an anonymous report about the presence of a wounded koala in the viewpoint of Broolo park, near the Central Coast of the Australian state of Queensland. A municipal worker, reports the ABC channel, found the specimen bolted to a post and the Queensland Police attempt to determine the perpetrators of the incident. "We do not know if the animal was dead when it was placed or if it is a macabre joke, the wildlife workers are investigating it," said Darren Edwards, Sunshine Coast police sergeant. The autopsy report, made by members of the RSPCA, will be announced on Thursday afternoon. The animal's postmortem image was published on Facebook


Questions Where the females carry their newborn offspring? ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ Where the koalas live? ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ How many hours do koalas sleep? ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ That koalas feed? ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ That allows them to do their digestive system? ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________


THE MONKEY  The monkey is considered a primate mammal, same taxonomic order to which the human being belongs. There are around 260 monkey species known around the world. Most are arboreal, although there are exceptions such as the baboon that most of their time remains on the ground. These differ from the apes because the latter have no tail.

DESCRIPTION OF THE MONKEY  Monkeys come in different sizes, shapes and colors. The smallest of them to this day is the pygmy marmoset (Cebuella pygmaea), a flattened primate of only 15 cm and weighing 100 grams. By contrast, the mandrel is the largest representative with almost one meter in length and 37 kg, although some have reached 54 kg in weight.  Scientists have classified the monkeys into two groups: the Old World or the New World. The latter are to refer exclusively to those native to the American continent, while the former are part of other continents, such as Asia, Africa and even a small part of Europe (Gibraltar, the extreme south of Spain).


The Civil Guard investigates eleven people for the illegal sale of monkeys in several websites The sellers used false identities to offer, through the networks, animals without legalization and without any type of sanitary control. The civil guards succeeded in frustrating six sales, five common marmosets and one tamarin midas, valued at more than 12,500 euros. The Civil Guard intercepts the sale of two copies of Titi monkey Agents belonging to the Nature Protection Service (Seprona) of the Civil Guard, within the framework of the actions that are carried out to combat the illegal trafficking of protected species, have developed the 'Operation Parum' in Malaga, in which eleven people have been investigated and charged with the crimes of trafficking in protected species and fraud, which they would have committed with the illegal sale of primates without sanitary control. As detailed by the BenemĂŠrita in a statement, the investigation began at the beginning of last year 2017, when advertisements for the sale of primates were detected in several sale websites. The sellers, originating in the provinces of Seville, Granada, Alicante and JaĂŠn, use false identities to offer, through the networks, to animals without legalizing, without knowing their origin and without any type of sanitary control. The civil guards got less than six sales, recovering a total of six specimens, five common titles and one tamarin, more than 12,500 euros. One of the investigators has been accused of a crime of fraud, which offered the sale of a couple of titles for which he


requested the amount of 3,000 euros, which finally turned out to be a fictitious sale. Sale of primates On the other hand, another of the investigations, which was also advertised as a medium, had already been denounced before by similar events in the province of Alicante, when several primates were intervened. The illegal sale of this type of fauna, in particular primates of the marmoset species, is regulated by the Cites agreement, holding by individuals is prohibited, according to information from the Armed Institute


Questions how many species of monkeys exist? ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ how much is the smallest monkey? ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ how much is the biggest monkey? ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ which are the groups of monkeys that exist? ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ those of the new world where they are located? ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________


THE TURTLES  Sea turtles are part of chelonioids (Scientific classification: Chelonioidea family).They are reptiles of cold blood and inhabit all the tropical oceans. They are exclusively marine, but land only for nesting.

DISTRIBUTION OF THE MARINE TURTLE  Most turtle species are found in shallow waters of bays, lagoons and estuaries. Others go into the open sea.

DESCRIPTION OF THE MARINE TURTLE  Sea turtles can reach speeds of 27 to 35 km / h. Its strong neck is formed by eight vertebrae and can not be put inside the shell like the tortoises.  These can hold and hold the breath for ten minutes and then rise to the surface to breathe. Their fins are adapted to aquatic life so they move with difficulty and slowness on land.  Something that identified them is their strong and colorful shell that, according to the species, varies in color and texture. The turtle dances for example, it has it thin and flexible, so it falls into the category of soft turtles.  Like all reptiles, the sea turtle varies its body temperature adapting to the environment, has scales on the skin, breathes through lungs and has a three-chamber heart.


A green turtle tries to nest on a beach turned into a sea of plastic The animal had no chance to make a nest and lay eggs naturally. On Greta Beach, Christmas Island, Australia, an ecologist captured a video about a mother turtle that returned to its place of birth to lay eggs and found itself among a sea of garbage, according to One Green Planet. Surrounded by plastic garbage and other discarded items, the animal had no chance to make a nest and lay eggs naturally for the species. So, he had to lay his eggs in a dumpster. Once the turtle hatchlings were born, they were greeted by the same landscape and had to fight desperately to get to the ocean. It is estimated that around 270,000 tons of plastic are now floating on the surface of the ocean. This amount of pollution currently threatens the extinction of 700 different marine species.


QUESTIONS Where the turtles are located? ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ What is the maximum speed of the turtles? ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ how long the turtles hold their breath? ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ what is it that identifies the turtles? ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ cite 3 characteristics of the turtles? ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________


THE LADYBUGS  The ladybirds are known by different names according to the geographical region. They are called ladybugs, mariquitillas or crinites. There are around 5,000 known species of these insects.

DISTRIBUTION OF LADYBUGS  The ladybugs are native to Western Europe but are present all over the world, except for the Polar Regions.

DESCRIPTION OF ladybugs  The ladybugs are recognized mainly by their rounded body shape and the red color that characterizes them, but they can also be orange or yellow, accompanied by black spots. That coloring helps them to keep predators away, because those warm tones are related to the poison, which gives them warning signs so they do not get close to them.

Catarina - Family Coccinellidae  They measure just between 0.8 and 18 millimeters and have antennas. Although they visibly look like they have a kind of carapace, what they really have are hardened wings called elytra that serve as protectors of the wings that do use to fly.  When they feel danger, the ladybugs usually pretend to be dead and at the same time secrete from their legs a fluid that leaves them with a very unpleasant odor.


 These insects perform periods of hibernation until the arrival of the warmer temperatures of March or April. Why does there seem to be an invasion of ladybugs in Canada? The origin of this insect "impostor" If you visit Instagram these days, it is possible that some of your contacts in Quebec or other parts of Canada are publishing a picture of a coccinellida, the so-called ladybugs. Many have noticed a lot of these insects in all parts of cities like Montreal, although they are reported in large numbers in regions up to Manitoba. However, they are impostors, it is not about the red and black ladybug that we usually link to good luck. It is another variation of this species and its sudden multiplication has a simple explanation. Yes, the weather is a factor. The summer that spread and the hotter autumn than normal have generated a higher population of the common aphids, small insects that usually attack crops as pests. It turns out that these aphids are the preferred food of the socalled multicolored Asian ladybug, a variant of this insect that arrived in North America in the 1980s.


Questions what are the 3 names of the ladybugs ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ how many species of ladybugs are there ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ what is the location of the ladybugs ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ That characterizes ladybugs ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ what is the measure of the ladybugs ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________


SLOTH BEARS It is the most distributed and common species of the group, being found in many different environments, including evergreen forests, dry forests and deeply disturbed natural areas. It is solitary, nocturnal and diurnal, feeding on leaves of many tree species. The lazy female emits a loud, strident lament during the mating season to attract males. It is a scream that sounds like an "ay ay".

Characteristics The lazy one usually has a brown color, it presents patches on his body of green color due to the growth of algae. Fur, It's thick everywhere except on the face. The fur of this animal is made up of two types of hairs, some long and thick others thinner and shorter than can be seen with the naked eye until the first ones are removed, the long hairs are greenish gray and very special are used by some species of green algae to live, hence the greenish hue of its coat, this also allows it to get confused against its predators. With a small round head, not visible ears, rounded eyes crossed by a line of black hair like mask. Tail and short arms with three claws as in their legs. The males present an orange spot between their scapulae. The sloth has a stature that varies between 41 and 74 centimeters, a small, flattened and round head; big eyes, flat nose and no ears.

BATTED WITH WAVES CAUGHT TO STONES, BEFORE BEING RESCUED A baby lazy bear, which was dragged by a stream in Golfito, was


caught in the rocks of a beach. The little animal cried and tried to move ... after surviving the high tide and the storms that occurred during the first half of January. The English newspaper Daily Mail made the case known to the world and highlighted in its pages the fortune that the little sloth had, after being found by a group of tourists. Seeing the desperation of the animal, the foreigners asked Dirk Morgan, an American from Ohio and owner of the place where they were staying, to help him rescue the baby. According to Morgan, he has a cabin in a place far away from Costa Rica and his guests told him about the mammal, which they saw on the rocks of the beach, and that he was still alive. "We ran to look for him before he died and we even had to chase away a couple of dogs that were about to attack him," he said. Morgan noted that the animal was wet with salt water and had sand in the eyes. "He seemed tired and scared and started screaming as we approached. In the place there was no adult lazy, so we placed it carefully in a box with a towel. Then we take him back to the shelter and rinse the salt water from his face. " The owner of the lodge indicated that they finally took the sluggard to the animal rescue center in Tranquility ... "where it seemed to be fine and happy to have dried up and be safe," he explained


Questions where the sloth bears are located ? ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ cite 3 characteristics of the lazy bears? ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ what are the colors of the lazy bears ? ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ what is the stature of the lazy bears? ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ that lazy bears feed on? ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________


THE CANARY  The canary is one of the most used birds of the pet in homes, in any neighbor we can find these beautiful birds with their song so particular.  The origin of this bird comes from the Canary Islands and was expanded to the world in the sixteenth century.  Canarian breeders improved the characteristics of the species, improving its songs, colors and position, we will find several species within the canaries, the best known are the Spanish Zimbardo, Rollier, Malinois and American Cantor, all these stand out in the singing.

Information about the canary  Other species stand out in the posture, these are the Japanese Hoso, Lizard, Border, Curly of Paris, Curly of the South, Maniqués, Norwich, Spanish Gibbous, Scotch Fancy, Fife Fancy and Gloster.  If we decide to adopt a canary we must choose a good cage, always taking into account the size of the canary, and should always be protected from drafts, excessive sun and out of reach of other animals, for example at night we should cover your cage with a cover to avoid mosquitoes and cold.


The history of the Canaries began only 500 years ago, with a ship that left Spain to go to Africa and never reached its destination, as it was wrecked on the rocky shores of the Canary Islands. Apparently, most of the crew of the wrecked ship managed to happily win the coast and remained on the islands for some time before being rescued. Sailors have always liked pets, and very specifically birds, and these sailors soon discovered that on the island where they had taken refuge there lived a species of bird hitherto unknown, that they sang in an extraordinarily pleasant way. During their temporary and forced stay in the Fortunate Islands, the sailors had the opportunity to observe these songbirds attentively. They saw that the males were bright green, while the females had a more dull gray green; they could see that they were granivores and belonged, therefore, to the family of the finches. The birds, of relatively small size, flew in flocks at low altitudes and fed on the gramineous plants and fruits that were abundant on the islands at the time. The sailors of the wrecked ship, attracted by their songs of wonderful charm, captured some of the birds, which they kept in cages built with twigs interlaced with herbaceous stems.


Questions where canaries come from ? ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ how the best canaries are characterized? ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ which are some of the species of canaries? ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ which are the species that stand out for their position? ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ which are some recommendations to have a canary? ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________


THE THORNY DEVIL  The thorny devil is known by several names: thorny dragon, spiny devil, mountain devil, Australian lizard and spiny lizard, this is a very peculiar reptile, so we will know more information about the thorny devil.  The main striking feature of this reptile is its large and sharp boneless conical spines, which are decorated with brown and gold stripes that cover the head, body, legs and even the ventral surface and tail, which help camouflage with its surroundings.  It also has a false head that is in the back of the neck that serves to confuse its attackers. It reaches a length of 7.6 to 20 centimeters, and the female is larger than the male.  The habits of the thorny devil are diurnal, inhabiting the Great Sandy Desert of Western Australia and can be found in plains, deserts and thickets of sandy or sandy loam soils.  It is carnivorous and insectivorous because it feeds only on ants.  As far as its reproduction is not much information, the female lays between 3 and 10 eggs from August to December in burrows with a depth of 22 centimeters below the earth's surface. After 90-132 days, the hatchlings hatch.


Thorny devil, is able to drink through his skin The moloch, thorny devil, horzo molor or Australian spiny devil (Moloch horridus) It is a lizard capable of drinking through your skin. When it rains, or there is simply humidity in the environment, the water that falls or condenses on the skin of this lizard is driven by capillarity to its mouth. He is able to put his legs in a puddle and carry water to his mouth through his body. In addition, it is capable of changing color to camouflage itself. It measures 20 cm long, and feeds on a wide variety of ants. They catch them using their tongue like the anteater. When attacked, put the head between the feet showing a false head with spikes that makes them intragables. They put between 3 and 10 eggs, which hatch between 3 and 4 months later. They can live 20 years. Despite its appearance, it is totally harmless. It is found in central and western Australia in deserts and land with little vegetation.


Questions Which are the 5 names of the thorny dragon ? ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ Which is the main characteristic of the dragon thorny? ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ Where his false head is located ? ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ Which are some of the habits of the thorny devil? ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ How is the reproduction of the females?


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The 10 most interesting animals in the world  

The 10 most interesting animals in the world Natasha Hernandez Arguedas Steven Brenes 9-3 April,19 2018

The 10 most interesting animals in the world  

The 10 most interesting animals in the world Natasha Hernandez Arguedas Steven Brenes 9-3 April,19 2018

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