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2 If I was an animal What animal would I BE? By Ms. Harris

3 Would I be a Cheetah * CHEETAHS, the world's fastest land animals, barely seem to touch the ground when they streak across the grasslands in pursuit of prey Cheetah are fast animals. * Cheetahs use trees, termite mounds, and hilltops as vantage points, keen eyes ever searching for prey * "Cheetah" comes from a Hindi word that translates as "spotted one."

4 Would I be an Elephant * An adult male savannah elephant – the largest land mammal in the world – weighs about 12,000 pounds and stands roughly 10 feet tall at the shoulder. the smaller forest elephant weighs 10,000 pounds at most * Known for its memory As vegetarians, elephants require much food: sometimes consuming more than 225 kg of plant matter a day. The Latin name for elephant is "pachyderm," or "thick-skinned"

5 Would I be a Bear The grizzly bear has the reputation of being the most ferocious and dangerous mammal in North America Although grizzlies will, for the most part, avoid contact with humans, they are sometimes unpredictable and should be given plenty of room. They move with a slow shambling walk, the low- slung head swinging from side to side. –Note: They can move very quickly, however, and even horses find it difficult to evade a rushing grizzly.

6 Would I be… the chicken or the egg The evolution of the chicken was a gradual process that took place over time. Over the course of evolution, small changes in the organism (the ancestor of the chicken) and the organism's reproductive mechanism (what would eventually be known as the egg) occur to result in what we see today as a chicken. Before the chicken and the egg there was something like a chicken and something like an egg, and going back further there was something a little less like a chicken and something a little less like an egg.

7 Would I be a lion About half of California is prime mountain lion country. The mountain lion, commonly known as cougar, panther or puma, is tawny-colored with black-tipped ears and tail. Although smaller than the jaguar, it is one of North America's largest cats. These large, powerful predators have always lived here, preying on deer and other wildlife, and playing an important role in the ecosystem. They usually hunt alone, at night. They prefer to ambush their prey, often from behind. They usually kill with a powerful bite below the base of the skull, breaking the neck.

8 Would I be a humpback whale Distinguished by its short, stout body and long, curved flippers which are often a third of the total body length, this slow-moving animal is usually easily approached. The average length of the Pacific adult males is 12.5 m and of females 14.6 m. The average weight of a humpback whale is 30 tons. The average weight of a humpback whale is 30 tons. The humpback is often observed throwing itself out of the water in gigantic somersaults and crashing back into the sea again. It rolls on the surface, or sometimes leaps out of the water, flippers beating the air as if it were attempting to fly. It rolls on the surface, or sometimes leaps out of the water, flippers beating the air as if it were attempting to fly. In the mating season, they sometimes use their flippers to pat each other. In the mating season, they sometimes use their flippers to pat each other.

9 Would I be a Spotted Hyena * A vaguely bear-like large hyena, the only one with spots * Everywhere south of the Sahara except rainforests and true desert. Largely exterminated in South Africa * Leading females are considerably larger than males * Hyenas hunt alone or in packs led by a leader, And kill by disemboweling their prey all at once


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