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ANIMAL ADAPTATION Writing to Inform
Write an information text about a new animal. • Your animal should be a combination of two existing animals • It should have traits of each animal • It should have adaptations which have helped it to survive. • Include a paragraph about each of the following:
Magpie! https: //animalfactguide. com/animal-facts/ What vocabulary can you magpie? Which sentence structures are most effective? What information might you include?
Name: common and scientific • Latin name -us -ini
Size and appearance • Facts and measurements • Specially adapted features • How these features work • Male bison are slightly larger than females. But both the male and female bison have a sizeable head with small curved horns and a scraggly beard. • Physically, they resemble chimpanzees, a close relative. Their faces are flatter with a higher forehead than those of chimps, and their long black hair parts in the middle. • Characterized by its long legs, long neck, and distinctive spotted pattern, many people first believed the giraffe was a cross between a leopard and a camel, which is reflected in its scientific name, Giraffa camelopardalis.
Habitat • Where? • Why is your animal suited to this environment?
Lifespan and Reproduction • How long will it live? • How long before it reaches maturity? • How do its parents care for it? • How many in each reproductive cycle? • Type of reproduction (egg? )
Diet • Herbivore • Carnivore • Onmivore • Threats to diet? • Interesting things about its diet
Conservation Status • Common • Under Threat • Endangered • Critically Endangered • How many left? • What are the main threats? • What can be done to help?