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1 Animal Research Powerpoint Presentation By Mrs. Hamilton’s 2 nd Grade Class December, 2013

2 African Elephants By Lauren

3 African Elephants live in Africa and Asia. Elephants live in grasslands, forests, marshes, scrub, and some deserts.

4 African Elephants eat plants, bark, roots, and fruit. They make a sound called rumbling. Elephants live in groups called herds. Elephants are brown and gray. They only have 3 toenails on their hind legs and 5 nails on their front legs. Their ears are shaped like Africa. They have gray or brown wrinkled skin.

5 Elephants walk with their feet like us. When the seasons change they huddle with their herd. People kill the Elephants for their tusks.

6 Like us elephants start as babies but go straight to young adults then become adults. Elephants spray water to keep cool. They have a four foot long tail. Elephants make pathways though the environment that are used by other animals to access areas normally out of reach.

7 Elephants Up Close by Carmen Bredson Sources

8 All About Giraffes By Draven Farris

9 The giraffe lives in African grasslands and the Sahara Desert.

10 A giraffe eats leaves from trees. It makes a silent sound that humans can’t hear. A giraffe is not a pet. A giraffe is brown and white. It’s very tall and grows up to 19 feet tall. It weighs up to 2,800 pounds.

11 My animal moves by using it’s legs. It has four. It does not hibernate. People are taking their land and this has caused a decrease in their numbers.

12 It starts as a baby then becomes a teenager. Then it is a grown up. I found that they eat with their tongues. Their front legs are longer than their back legs.

13 Sources Giraffes by: Lola Schaefer

14 All About Pumas By Carter Burnette

15 My animal’s name is the Puma. Pumas live in North and South America.


17 Pumas have powerful bodies. They are good at climbing trees. They are wild cats. They are good at jumping. They are cousin to the cat. It has keen eyesight and grow to 3 feet in height. Color is gray and brown. They like to eat deer and meat. It has a small head. My animal makes a “grrrr” sound. It lives in a family called a herd. It has blue eyes and a pink nose.

18 First the mom has the baby After that the mom dies and it goes all over again.

19 First, the mom has the baby and after she has the baby the baby grows up to be a grownup like it’s mother and it goes all over again. Pumas have powerful bodies and they are cousins to the cat and mountain lion.

20 Sources Pumas – Lone Hunters by Amelie von Zumbusch

21 Arctic Foxes By Eloise Masters Wherren

22 Arctic foxes live in Alaska or the North Pole. That means they live in North America. They live in the tundra where trees do not grow.

23 Arctic foxes eat lemmings, fish, dead animals and birds. Their mating call is howling like this: “Aaaaaaooooowww”. They live in family groups and the mom is called the vixen. They are all white. They have short little white ears. You think they have pointy ears but they actually have curved and short ears. They have curved, sharp claws and they have sharp teeth.

24 Arctic foxes move on 4 legs. They are nocturnal except in Arctic summer. They used to be hunted for their fur but now it’s illegal.

25 Female Arctic Foxes start out as babies. Then they grow up and they look like their mom. Then they have babies. Then when the babies grow up, they have babies and their mom dies. Males have the same cycle, but they don’t have babies. Arctic foxes are mammals. When they hunt (sometimes) they follow a polar bear and when the polar bear leaves, the Arctic Fox comes in and eats the carcass that was left.

26 Sources Arctic Foxes By: Emily Rose Townsend

27 Bald Eagle By Zachary Phillips

28 The Bald Eagle lives in North America, mostly in Alaska, Canada, Florida and California. They live near the coastlines, rivers, lakes, wet prairies and coastal pine lands. When the bald eagle is searching for food, it dives for its food. It goes over 100 miles per hour.

29 The bald eagle mostly eats fish and some small mammals like birds and reptiles. When the bald eagle is searching for food it dives for it. It goes over 100 miles per hour. They make a sound like a caw. It has a black body with a white tail and yellow beak.

30 The bald eagle moves around with its wings and with its feet. The bald eagle does not hibernate or migrate. The bald eagle is the symbol of the United States of America.

31 The life cycle of a bald eagle is: it starts as an egg. Then the egg hatches and the baby is born and in a few years it is fully grown.

32 Sources The Bald Eagle by Mac Preibe.

33 Bengal Tiger By Gabe

34 Bengal Tigers live across the continent of Asia. They live in tropical jungles, brush, marshlands and tall grasslands.

35 The Bengal Tiger is a carnivore. It eats meat, deer and pigs. It also eats antelopes, elephants, cattle and buffalo.

36 It walks on four legs. They do not hibernate. Tigers have A long tail. They are orange with black stripes and some are white. These white tigers are very rare. They can grow to 9 to 10 feet long and weigh up to 300 pounds!

37 The mother gives birth to 3 or 4 babies at a time. They stay with their mother for over a year. She protects them from adult male tigers, who sometimes kills cubs. Bengal tigers like water and are strong swimmers. Every tiger has their own set of stripes.

38 Sources Bengal Tiger by Rod Theodorou

39 Black Bears By Landon Gentile

40 Black bears live in North and South America. They live in the woods.

41 The black bear lives in the forest. They live in caves. They live in most countries like North and South America.

42 Black bears eat berries, seeds, fish, pigs, roots, and plants. They make a roaring sound.

43 It crawls around and it hibernates in winter. Black bears are not pets.

44 Sources American Black Bears by Holly Pollen

45 Blue Whales By Maxwell Nicholson

46 Blue whales live in all oceans except shallow water and waters close to land. They stay in the same oceans.

47 Blue whales eat krill and small fish. It makes deep rumbling sounds. Blue whales live in groups of two or three called pods. Their color is grayish blue and it is very big.

48 Blue Whales swim to get around in the sea. In the Fall, Blue Whales migrate south. Long ago people hunted whales for oil.

49 First Blue Whales are born alive. Then they become a calf and drink their mom’s milk. Then they grow up. Blue Whales have two blow holes. Blue Whales are the loudest animals on earth.

50 Sources Blue Whale By Rod Theodorou

51 Cheetahs By Tyler Bailey

52 Cheetahs live in Africa. They live on the savannas which are a flat, grassy plains.

53 Female Cheetahs are about 6 feet long. Male Cheetahs are 7 feet long. They are meat eaters. They eat animals such as birds, rabbits, impalas and other small animals.

54 Cheetahs can run 65 miles an hour!

55 It looks like cheetahs are wearing sunglasses. They are an endangered species. They live 8 years in the wild and 10 years in a zoo.

56 Sources Cheetahs by Deborah Nuzzolo

57 Leatherback Sea Turtle By Tyler Oberholtzer

58 A leatherback sea turtle’s habitats are waters, bays, lagoons, and the open oceans.

59 A leatherback sea turtle eats jellyfish. When a newborn leatherback hatches, its first year is called the lonely year. A leatherback sea turtle looks like a sea turtle with a leather back instead of a hard back.

60 A leatherback sea turtle usually swims to move. A leatherback sea turtle migrates in the water. A leatherback sea turtle bites people when its laying its babies.

61 The life cycle of a leatherback sea turtle first happens as a hatchling, then turns into a juvenile leatherback. When it’s 3 to 5 years old, then it turns into an adult leatherback sea turtle when it’s 12 to 20 years old. A leatherback sea turtle can live up to 80 years old and a female leatherback can lay 50 to 200 eggs.

62 Sources Sea Turtles by Wendy Perkins.

63 The Great Horned Owl By Larry James

64 Owls live almost all over the world. Owls live in America.They like to live in trees and in open and wooded areas.

65 Owls like to eat snakes and mice. Owls make a noise that sounds like “hoo, hoo”.

66 Owls fly to get around. Owls help farmers by killing mice and snakes. It is nocturnal.

67 Different kinds of owls have talons. Owls have curved beaks.

68 Sources

69 Polar Bears Cora Goforth

70 Polar bears live in Antarctica. They live in Canada and Alaska. Polar bears live in the most cold places in the Southern Hemisphere. Polar bears live near the Arctic Ocean. They live in a den underground. The den is 40 degrees warmer than the outside. Polar bears live in very, very cold places. Polar bears love the cold. Polar bears live in very different seasons. It might even be Summer and it’s still snowing or be 20 degrees. They can handle big snowstorms and strong currents. The polar bear can handle big storms.

71 Polar bears eat seals, kelp, eggs, walruses, narwhales and fish. Polar bears do not make any noises. They live with the mom, the dad, and baby cubs. The way they live does not have a name. It’s fur color is clear. They have pads on their feet. Polar bears have a leathery nose, a furry coat, and a beady pair of eyes and a foot full of shiny, black claws. The polar bear has black fur underneath the layer of clear fur.

72 Polar bears walk and run on all four legs. They do not migrate; they hibernate. We use them for clothing, blankets, pillowcases, chair covers, and a long time ago we used them as food.

73 The polar bear’s life cycle is: birth in the den in Spring, then in March or April the babies are ready to get out of the den. They stay with their mother for two years. Then the older bears die. Then after a few years the new mothers have a baby or two. Polar bears babies are usually twins.

74 Sources Polar Bears by Molly Kolpin

75 The Eastern Cottontail Rabbit By Mikayla Robinson

76 The Eastern Cottontail rabbit lives in the United States. They live in brushy places, fields, woods and farmlands.

77 Rabbits eat weeds, berries, fruits and vegetables. They have big eyes, big ears and brown fur. They have long whiskers.

78 Rabbits can hop. Some change color in the winter. They can be pets.

79 The rabbit lives for about a year. This rabbit has a white spot on its forehead.

80 Sources Rabbits, Squirrels, and Chipmunks by Mel Boring

81 Raccoons By Elijah

82 My animal eats krill and meat. It does not make a sound. It does live in a family group. It has a black mask and a ringed tail. They have white fur around their pointed nose.

83 The raccoon lives in North and South America. They live in holes and trees and in marshes, forests, prairies, cities and suburbs.

84 My animal walks to get around. A raccoon grows a winter coat. It does not hibernate or migrate. They scratch people if people bother them. Sometimes raccoons get into peoples’s trashcans and old buildings.

85 The mama raccoon has a baby then the baby grows. Then it grows up. My most interesting fact is raccoons have “glow in the dark” eyes.


87 Facts About The Red Fox By Reese Chandler

88 Red foxes live in thick forests, grassy meadows, beaches, shorelines, woodlands, prairies, grasslands, ponds, and rivers and streams. They mostly live around grassy areas. It has a white-tipped tail. They are omnivores. It is red. It has black feet and black-tipped, triangular ears. It has large ears. Male foxes, called dogs, grow up to be 27 inches. It has four legs. A male fox is called a reynard.

89 They eat insects, seeds, and fruits. They hunt mice, rabbits, and frogs. They also eat mice, eggs, birds, worms, amphibians, grass, berries, and nuts. It mostly hunts alone. They are omnivores.

90 They are hunted for their soft fur. They have four legs. They can walk and run.

91 A female fox is called a vixen. Foxes are actually very clever mammals. A baby fox is called a kit. It goes over it’s own tracks to confuse enemies. They are nocturnal.

92 Sources Foxes by Adele Richardson

93 Snow Leopard By Ailey Schuldes

94 The snow leopard lives in Asia. They live in steep and rocky habitats. They live in countries like Afghanistan, China, India, and Mongolia.

95 Snow leopards eat wild deer, wild sheep, goats, and sometimes birds and rabbits.

96 They live by theirselves except when they have babies. They are gray with black rings.

97 Snow leopards move on four legs. They are nocturnal.

98 Snow leopards call sounds like a raspy cough, not a roar. Snow leopards in zoos might live as long as nineteen years. They are able to jump 50 feet high so that they can look for food. When they are babies they are protected by their mother and when they grow up they live by themselves.

99 Sources: Snow Leopards and Their Babies by Marianne Johnston

100 The Great White Shark By Arthur Hall

101 The great white shark lives in every ocean. It lives near the top of the ocean.

102 The great white eats turtles, stingrays, seals, penguins, and other sharks! The great white sometimes eat humans because it thinks they are seals. It also eats small whales! The great white does not chew. The great white shark does not make a sound. It lives by its self. The great white has a gray to blue-gray top and white belly. It can grow up to 20 feet and has sharp teeth.

103 The great white migrates around the world. The great white may eat people because they are where the great white migrates. People hunt the great white for two reasons: 1 – to eat, 2 - to catch for sport.

104 First, the great white is born. If the baby shark does not swim away, the mom will eat the baby! When the shark is a teenager it’s as big as a teenager! When it becomes an adult, it’s 20 feet long. That’s as tall as your dad!

105 Great White Sharks Up Close by Carmen Bredson Sources

106 Vampire Bats By: Harlee

107 The vampire bat lives in Central America, Mexico, and South America. They live in hollows and empty buildings, mines and wells.

108 The vampire bat eats blood. It makes sounds by squeaking. Vampire bats live in colonies. A colony is a big group.

109 The vampire bat flies and can run, jump, and hop. Vampire bats hibernate in the winter in caves. They prey on the farmers’ animals.

110 They give live birth. They are the only flying mammals.

111 Sources Vampire Bats by Anne Welsbacher.

112 We hope you enjoyed our presentation!

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