The porcupine

The porcupine

The Porcupine is a rodent.The Porcupine has about 30,000 quills. To protect it from pretors. The Porcupine is not a endangered species. Porcupines are rear to see but there is allot of them in the wild. The porcupine is a fascinating creature.

It’s body
The Porcupine is related to,Mice, Rats, and Beavers. The Porcupine has 30,000 spikes. The Porcupines tail can get to 20cm to 25cm. Porcupines can get to 12 to 35 kg. a Porcupine can get to 2.5 to 4 feet. The porcupine is usually black or brown. The porcupine is a mammal.

Were it lives
The porcupine lives in the Forrest’s of Canada. Also it lives in the western parts of USA. Porcupine s are found from sea level to tree line and the forested parts of every state in the USA except San Juan island.

What they eat
The porkupine eats hem back,a pine,maple,beech oak,willow,elm,cherry and birch. Porcupines also eat ,levees, plants and fruit.
The porcupine is a herbivore. Also the porcupine eats several kinds of woody shrubs.

Life cycle
The porcupine lives up to 5 or 7 but that’s not the oldest we’ve herd of the oldest is 9 years old. The porcupine is a long way from being endangered their all good. The porcupine mainly likes to breed In the Autumn because it’s not to cold and not to hot.

Enemies/protection
The porcupine has 30,000 quills for offence and defence to protect it from enemies. The porcupines family’s name :Erethizontidae. The porcupine usually curls up into a little ball. And that’s when the predator gets spiked.

Conclusion
The Porcupine is a American animal and is very dangers. The porcupine has sharp claws. Porcupines have a very strong sense of smell.

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Seahorse Animal Report

Sea horses
Seahorses are marine fish. They are found in the oceans around Australia as well as the North and South America. Seahorses live on coral, rocky reefs, sea grass meadows and sponge gardens.

 Physical Features.

A sea horse doesn’t have legs but it does have a tail and two small fins, hence the reason that seahorses don’t go very far, very fast.
All sea horses have different coloured strong tails used as one of their main and most useful body parts, just like us humans use our hands. Deep down in the ocean sea horses use their tails to grip on to logs, ship wrecks and other obstacles.
Sea horses are born in many different colours to match their surroundings and like a chameleon, sea horses can fade through colour to also match their surroundings.

Life Cycle

The female sea horse lays up to 250 eggs in the male’s pouch and the male sea horse fertilises the eggs. The male sea horse is pregnant for up to 6 weeks after fertilising the eggs in his pouch. After the young baby sea horses are born they straight away look after themselves.

Sea horses are one of the only few types of animals in the world where the males get pregnant and fertilises the eggs instead of the female.

Habitat

Sea horses come in many different colours relating to their species, to match their surroundings where ever in the world they are.
Sea horses are found in the North and South of America as well as all of oceans around Australia. Sea horses live at the top and bottom of America as well as in Australia because those areas are the best places for a Seahorse habitat. This is because there are a lot of small sea creatures to eat there and there aren’t many predators around to eat them.

Enemies & Protection

A Seahorse has bony plates arranged in ring around its body and tail to protect it from predators that would like to feast on Seahorses. A seahorse doesn’t have all the bones that humans have and for example a seahorse doesn’t have spine, it has those rings instead.

 

The Bald Eagle

The Bald Eagle

The Bald Eagle is very powerful. It eats rats and mice, snakes and fish. It is so large that it has no predators. They lay 2 or 3 eggs which take 35 days to hatch.

It’s Body
It has a yeIIow beak and feet and it also has a white head, neck and tail. It also has a bIackish brown front and back. The female is bigger than the males. The body can be 3 feet Iong.

Where it lives:

It Iives near lakes with lots of forest. It can be found in North America, Mexico, Canada and Alaska. It has a nest called an aerie built at the top of tall trees.

Enemies and Protection

It has hunting and pollution laws to protect them. It has no predators because it is
so large and powerful.

Life Cycle

At 5 Bald Eagles look for a mate. For 2 1/2 months the parents will look after the chicks. When they are 12 weeks old they begin to learn to fly.

Bald Eagles are very powerful and it’s very good to have Bald Eagles because they are majestic birds Eagle.

Lions: Information Report

 

Lions are more known as vicious killers but are actually quite social animals that protect and fight together.

 

Food:

People sometimes think that the male lions are generally the hunters and killers in the pride. This is false, for it is actually the lionesses that hunt most of the time. The lionesses hunt in small cooperative groups that ambush, track and kill their prey. The hunting is generally done in the dark, they use darkness as a camouflage against their prey and use it to ambush their prey. When the lionesses bring the prey back to their territory the first to eat is the male or males in the pride, then the lionesses and lastly the cubs who get the scraps of the animal.

 

Physical Features:

A lion is generally a light orange color, the males have large thick manes that surround their neck. The biggest breed of lion is the Barbary Lion. The lion can weigh as little as 92 kilos to as much as 190 kilos. An adult lions roar is loud, so loud that it can be heard 8 ks away. Lions are truly amazing when it comes to water, they can go without it for days on end. Imagine not drinking water for 6 days. The lion can do that, but we cant.

 

Life Cycle:

Lions are interesting because in their life they sleep 20 hours a day. In a pride there are generally 1 to 2 males that mate with most of the females in the pride.  In a pride all females are related, mothers, sisters and grandmothers. In a pride their can be as little as 3 or as many as 40 individuals in a pride.

 

Lionesses will generally give birth around about the same time in the year. Lionesses will generally give birth to 1 to 5 cubs.

 

Habitat:

Lions live in the African grassland and deserts, but a tiny percentage live on the coast of Asia. Lions are also now only found in the South Sahara Desert and in parts of Southern and Eastern Africa. They used to be able to be found all the way from Greece through to the Middle East, to Northern India.

 

Enemies and Protection:

In a pride the male lions generally are the protectors and fighters. Lions are able to count the roars of an opposing pride and determine if they have the numbers and means to attack.

 

Humans are a constant threat towards lions because of the poaching in their pride lands. Lions are hunted for their pelt and sometimes hunted for their meat. They are hunted by poachers throughout africa but their are rangers that seek to protect lions.

 

 

Lions are the most fearsome, but kindest of all animals. They are social, family loving and very complex animals.

 

Reference:

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outofafrica.nl

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