Monday, June 1, 2015

Wildlife Experience Visit


Wildlife Experience Visit

Its body is covered in short yet sharp quills and is often mistaken for a larger rodent that has larger quills. This animal can be found in the dry savannahs of Africa. Can you guess what animal came to our classroom today? 

A hedgehog! 

It may be difficult to identify this little hedgehog, since he is almost completely curled up into a ball.  
This hedgehog, Tucker, uses his quills to protect himself in his habitat. However, the way in which he uses his quills are part of some of his behavioral adaptation. 
Isn't he adorably adorable?

But that's not all. We also had the opportunity to meet a local bird. This bird is even part of Calabasas' city symbol. 

You have most certainly seen the red tail hawk soaring above you. The Wildlife Experience rescued this bird from Northern California and has had her for about 15 years!

We learned many interesting facts about both animals as well as many other birds. 

Please write a comment about either animal that is a least 3 sentences long. Choose a behavioral or physical adaptation you thought was most interesting and tell your classmates how this adaptation helps it survive! 
You must have at least 2 compound sentences. 

I wonder what animals we will see tomorrow!