Special Sub-Topic: Tizzabelle's 9 for 10 For Children #2
|Koko, Alan and Susan saw this grey marsupial in a tree while enjoying a picnic. |
Koala. KoKO ALAn and Susan...
There is only one species of koala and it's only found natively in Australia. They are a marsupial so the females have a pouch in which the baby, called a joey, lives until it's big enough to face the outside world. The closest relative of the koala is the wombat, also native to Australia.
|Alan took popcorn to the picnic but a small insect carried it away. |
Ant. AlAN Took popcorn...
Did you know there are over 10,000 known species of ants on the Earth? Some scientists estimate there are over 20,000 species in all. Ants are found just about everywhere on the Earth except Antarctica and a few very remote places.
|P.T. Barnum bathed a striped ant-eating marsupial.|
Numbat. P.T. BarNUM BAThed...
A numbat is a striped marsupial found in Western Australia. The striped pattern of their coat and their diet of termites means they are sometimes called the "banded anteater". They must spend a lot of time eating because an adult numbat can eat 20,000 termites in one day!
|Susan's favourite movie, called "Flying Nathan", was about this insect.|
Gnat. called "FlyinG NAThan
Gnats are very small flying insects and there are several different types. Some of them can bite. Some names for gnats include black flies, midges and sand fleas.
|Susan saw a slithering creature climbing a ladder in the park. |
Adder. a lADDER in...
The adder is a type of viper. It can be found in in most continents including Europe. It is the only venomous snake found in Great Britain.
|They put carob in this bird's food dish while on the terrace.|
Robin. put caROB IN their...
There are several different species of robins such as the European robin, the American robin, and the Ryukyu robin in Japan. A new species of robin was discovered in Africa in 2001. This mainly dark-coloured robin was found in Gabon on Africa's west coast and is called the olive-backed forest robin.
|Alan and Susan sat on the hot terrace watching this aquatic mammal playing in the water. |
Otter. the hOT TERrace..
There are around twenty different species of otter. Most otters live a semi-aquatic life. They thrive in the water of a river or lake while making their home on the land nearby. Sea otters live most of their lives in the ocean, rarely coming onto land.
|They also saw nocturnal birds fly between the low limbs of trees. |
Owl. the lOW Limbs...
There are around 180 different species of owls in the world. The smallest is the elf owl which can weigh as little as 30g (one ounce). One of the largest owls is the Eurasian eagle owl which can weigh over 4 kg (10 lbs). Its wingspan is enormous reaching almost 2m (over 6 feet).
|Alan wanted to ask unknown rangers about the smelly, black and white animal they saw. |
Skunk. to aSK UNKnown...
Skunks are famous for the hideous-smelling fluid they can excrete when threatened. Not all skunks are black and white though. There are twelve species of skunk. Some are spotted, some are striped and some are cream coloured.
|If you take the first letter from all the above questions you will have a 9 letter word. The answer is in *plural* form and is an Australian animal. |
Kangaroos. The kangaroo is a animal native to Australia and Papua New Guinea. It is the symbol for Australia's national airline QANTAS. It is also found on the Australian coat of arms with the emu. There are four different species of kangaroo and about fifty species of related smaller animals such as wallabies.
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