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2 Colorado Wildlife Animals Mrs. Dean’s 4 th Grade Learning Goal: Choose a Colorado animal and describe the characteristics of that animal and the Colorado life zone to which it is adapted.

3 Prairie Dogs Standing at the second smallest in the rodent family is the prairie dog. Gabrielle A 4D

4 Lynx The lynx is in the cat family. It also has big paws. The lynx lives in the montane life zone. Dalton 4D

5 With long legs and sharp teeth a wolf can take down a male elk. They live in a group called a pack In the pack they hunt together and share their food and howl as one.. Billie 4 Dean Wolves

6 Chipmunk Jessica 4D CHIPMUNKS HAVE STRIPES ON HIS OR HER FACE AND ACROSS THEIR BACKS. CHIPMUNKS EAT SEEDS AND NUTS. Chipmunks love woods. Chipmunks weigh about 2oz.when they are born. Chipmunks live in the Montane Forest.

7 WOLVES The wolf eats many animals such as birds, moose, deer, rabbits, fish, and beavers. The life zone the wolf lives in is the Montane [6,500-9,000 ft] and above. The wolf lives in packs that have up to 30 wolves. David C 4D

8 Hummingbird DJ 4D The hummingbird lives in the Montane life zone. It eats the nectar of flowers and bugs. Also the hummingbird is only the size of an adults middle finger including the beak and tail.

9 Rabbits Rabbits are about inches long and weigh about ½ - 4 pounds. They are usually brown or speckled in color. Kits are born with no fur and their eyes closed. They live in the shrub and woodlands of Colorado. Angelina F 4D

10 Colorado Animals y The bat is an animal that not many people like but there are a lot of known bats in the world. And if you think you are safe from them in your house you are wrong because they can live in your attic.Actually they can live anywhere because there are about 900 known species of bats. Their life zone is shrub and woodland.

11 Raccoons A raccoon eats practically Everything, a full garbage can, frogs and crayfish. A raccoon has two fur coats. The first one is brown. The second one is black. It lives in the shrubs and woodlands. A raccoon is related to the giant panda. Ashley 4D

12 GAGE 4D MARMOT Marmots are part of the squirrel family. They weigh 7-15 pounds. They live in burrows in the Alpine Tundra life zone, at an elevation of over 11,000 feet.

13 Grouse The grouse is basically the only bird that would rather walk than fly. They often come in shades of dark brown, red and often have speckles. The grouse lives all over North America, from prairie to tundra. The grouse is eaten by many animals including martens, owls, foxes and lynx. Chloe H. 4D Double banded sand grouse below

14 Coyote The Coyote can weigh up to 20 to 40 pounds. The greatest animal known to man has a height of 3 to 4 feet tall. The Coyote can live in Montane through Alpine. It can be yellowish & gray. Victoria R. 4D

15 Mountain Lion Kendra 4D Mountain Lions are part of the cat family. Mountain Lions have more than 100 names. They are also known as the cougar, and puma. Mountain Lion cubs can weigh 1 pound (0.5kilograms). Male Mountain Lions can weigh pounds. They live in the montane life zone.

16 FERRET Ferrets have a black mask around its eyes. They are some times called the black bandits. Ferrets love too eat prairie dogs. The ferret weighs pounds. It can be up to at least inches long and centimeters including its tail. Hannah K 4D

17 Moose Rachael P. 4D The moose is the largest member in the deer family. When the moose is a week old it can out race a human and can swim a lot better too. The moose diet is mostly made out of twigs, leaves, roots,and water lilies. Moose have big eyes, but don’t use them very much. They use their good hearing, keen sense of smell to help being safe. The moose lives in the montane life zone, but in winter time it goes to the alpine tundra.

18 Pronghorns Pronghorns are the second fastest mammal in the world. Pronghorns can run fast even when they are babies. Pronghorns live in the grassland life zone at 3,000- 5,000 feet above sea level. Savannah 4D

19 BRANDON RATTLESNAKE The rattlesnake is a carnivore it eats rats, mice, & insects. It lives in forests. The longest rattlesnake is 8 feet long. The rattle is made of the same material as your fingernail.


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