am an endangered mammal
who lives in the rain forest, but since I
live in the zoo my expected life
span is about 37 years. Not all gorillas like me live here in the
zoo with me. Most of them live in Zaire, Rwanda, and Uganda. Four
to thirty gorillas live together in troops. They build nests on the
ground or up in trees. They like to eat leaves, shoots, and buds.
Well, enough about me.
really excited about our time together. Before we get started, make
sure you grab paper, a pencil, and a positive attitude.
on your safari hat
let the adventure begin!!!
there is someone special that I would like you to meet. Her name
is Zany Zoologist. She is absolutely crazy about working with animals.
She especially likes working with mammals.
how are you today?
I'm so glad that you have come by today, Gus.
can I ask you a question?
of course, anytime!
many species of mammals are there in the world?
there are too many for us to count today, but you are a mammal.
that Zany, but I have already told our visiting zoologists about me.
have a couple of minutes, Gus?
I always have time for you Zany.
then, let's go meet a couple more mammals.
you ready zoologists?
This is my friend
Common Zebra. He normally lives in Eastern and Southern Africa in
the subdesert, arid, bushed grasslands. Zebras like him live in herds.
They eat grasses.
Wow, he is cool.
Are we going to meet any of your other friends?
How about one more
and then I will let you do some discovery on your own.
Come with me.
||This is my friend
Red Kangaroo. If you look closely, you can see her joey in her pouch.
Female kangaroos are grey and males are reddish brown. They live
in New South Wales, Queensland on the inland plains. They love to
eat grasses and leaves.
Well zoologists, I
happen to have 4 other very special mammals close by. I would love
for you to take the time to get to know them. Why don't you take
a look below and choose one of the mammals to study closer. Have
your paper nearby so you can jot down the facts you learn. When you
are done you will be the expert for that mammal. Have fun!!!
Have fun, zoologists!!!
you learned a lot of new information that you can now share with your friends.
If you would like a picture of your mammal, click below.
unbelievable mammal facts, click on the slide show below.
Mammal Facts Slide Show
you might also like to visit these sites sometime too. Create your
I have enjoyed
our time together and hope you have too. Please visit me again soon.
A special thanks to the Smithsonian Institution.
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