Thursday, 26 January 2017

SLJ 2017 W4:D18

Activity 1:
Day 1...I had just entered the zoo when, all of a sudden, I saw a whole lot of weird looking animals. Humming and harring... actually some looked familiar like the mountain hare (similar to what we kiwis call a rabbit) also the European hedgehog.
Suddenly I hear a loud roar and follow the sound.  Up ahead I see  a big cuddly Sun bear from Malaysia looking lonely or hungry.  I take some snaps and carry on through the 125 acre zoo.  I see some Asian elephants and wonder what other exotics animals they have.
I come across a weird looking crocodile and am told that it is a Sunda Gharial. The worlds largest and most impressive crocodile species, ekk I wouldn’t want to be caught be that.
So much more to see and do but I will have to return another day as I am quiet tried and would like to recharge my batteries...Day 2 to be continued
Activity 2:
Mountain hare and European Hedgehog

The Mountain Hare lives in polar and mountainous habitats. When snowing it grazes on twigs and bark. In areas where it is not snowing they feed on the grass.

The European Hedgehog lives in wide range of habitat types. It is omnivorous, feeding mainly on invertebrates. Invertebrates are animals who don’t have backbones. The hedgehog's diet includes slugs, earthworms, beetles, caterpillars and other insects. Some fruits and mushrooms may supplement their diet.
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Bonus Activity:
To protect our endangered species they should put the animals on their own island. So they can reproduce also to protect them from predators. There would be strictly no visitors allowed! As rats or other species could get into their bags and take the endangered animals eggs.


  1. Hi Stevenson,

    It's hard to know where to start with today's blog post as you've introduced me to so many new species that I have never heard of nor seen before. The Sunda Gharial is particularly intriguing. Where are they found? I will definitely want to avoid swimming in any waters that might be home to this particular crocodile!

    I might also be inclined to avoid areas that house the Sun Bear as I did a little bit of research on the mammals and it turns out they can be quite ferocious. Yikes!

    I think that I will be very grateful that I live in a country devoid of many of the poisonous or dangerous animals that inhabit countries like Australia and Central/South America...

    It's been really interesting reading more about new species today. Thanks for teaching us something new, Stevenson!

    Rachel :)

    1. Hello Rachel!

      Thanks for commenting!