Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Animals for Kids
They were hunted for their fur. Koala population rates started dropping increasingly rapidly in the early 1920s when they were hunted for their fur. Today, however, traffic deaths, habitat destruction, and wild dog attacks kill almost 4,000 koalas every year.
eyes. Conjunctivitis is one of the four main koala diseases. The other three diseases include pneumonia, cysts on the ovaries, and dirty tail.
No. Koalas really don't hunt at all, since they don't eat meat. They climb a tree, and if it has eucalyptus leaves, they will settle there for a while until they become hungry again later.
Koalas get all their water needs from nearby streams.. Koalas are native to Australian eucalyptus forests. It is also true that baby koalas drink their mothers' milk. Koalas rarely drink water from nearby streams. Koalas get most of their water needs from the eucalyptus leaves that they eat each day.
Koalas have a pouch to carry their young. Koalas are similar to other marsupials, such as kangaroos and wombats. This means that they are animals which carry their young in a pouch attached on the front of the female marsupial.
Wombat. The koala is similar in appearance to the wombat, its closest living relative, although the koala has a thicker coat, larger ears, and longer limbs. The wombat is shorter-legged, and has a pouch opening towards its back legs, so that when its young is in the pouch, the wombat doesn't dig and fill the pouch with dirt.
it is scared. The koala usually starts to scream like a baby when it is scared. Baby or female koalas are more most likely to scream, or cry.
Joey. Young koalas, like most marsupial babies, are called joeys. The joey usually climbs into its mother's pouch, or rests on its mother's back. Scientists usually refer to a joey as a 'juvenile'.
Yes, always.. If your animals are sick or injured, it's always a good idea to have some equipment to help them. This would include bandages to help treat any cuts, and a thermometer to take their temperature.
Yes. You can study many types of animal husbandry, including how to grow certain types of crops to feed animals, how to bring up different types of animals, and much more.
One day they might take over from their parents.. Many kids who grow up on farms with animals learn how to care from them by starting from a very young age and learning from their parents. In many cases, those kids go on to take over the property and the responsibility for the animals.
No, never!. It's very important that you actually care about the animals you are raising. You also will be better at caring for the animals if you get to know them: animals have personalities too!
|Animal husbandry has been happening for many years across the world. Which people would have been most likely to look after animals in this way in America in the 1800s? ||Animal Husbandry for Kids!
Cowboys. Since cowboys lived and worked on the land, they often raised cows to give them milk, and horses for transport. In Australia, there were farmers and stockmen who did the same thing.