S: McBrayer, Cougar Classification
BC: This is Elliot McBrayer, the author of this book. I was born in Hamilton Medical center in Dalton, Georgia. I wrote this book so children everywhere could learn about classification. I currently reside in Dalton, Georgia. I go to New Hope Middle School, and plan to attend Cohulla Creek High School. I hope you enjoyed the book.
FC: Cougar Classification By: Elliot McBrayer
1: The reason we need classification is that, lets say you go to Germany for Spring Break, and lets say you have this book. Since this book is about cougars, lets say a German dude walks over to you and says in German "what kind of animal is that?" If you say, "A cougar", they aren't going to understand you. With the classification system, if a German dude walks up to you and says in German "What kind of animal is that on your book", and you say Felis concolor, the German dude will most likely understand you.
2: The cougar is a very interesting animal. Its scientific name is Felis concolor. At one time, its territory stretched from, California, to Florida, to Michigan, and on into Canada and Alaska. It is sad to their population almost decrease 65% in the past few years. Now, their territory is from Montana, to Southern Colorado, to Western Utah, and Eastern Idaho, and not much more than a few hundred locked away in Southern Georgia into Southern Florida. The cougar is a very intelligent animal that is known for its fierceness and brutality. The cougar can be a trainable and can survive peacefully in captivity though.
5: In classification, the second to last level of classification. The lowest is species, which we just did. It only consisted of our animal cougar, or Felis concolor. With the genus Felis, it means cats with retractable claws. Like the cougar, the common house cat shares the same genus as the mighty cougar. As listed left, there is a picture of these animals that share the same genus.
6: This page is to inform you about the family of the cougar. Its family is felidae. This is all big cats and house cats. On the next page, is 3 examples in this family, and including the cougar.
9: Another informational page, another topic. On this page i will inform you about the order of our animal of interest. The cougar is apart of the order carnivora. This means that the cougar is a carnivore, which for you youngsters, means he doesn't eat his fruits and vegetables. Mr. Cougar only eats meat. A tiger is also a carnivore.
10: The next topic we will discuss is class. The cougar is located in the class mammalia, which are mammals. Another animal in this class is the black bear.
13: The second to last topic we will talk about is the cougar's phylum. The cougar belongs to a phylum chordota, or which are animals that live with a backbone. An amimal that we have not included in this book that is a part of the same phylum is a squirrel and all the other animals we have stated so far.
14: The final topic I will discuss is the animals kingdom. The cougar belongs to the kingdom animalia. These are all multicellular organisms that are animals. An animal that we have not discussed yet is the longhorn. All of the animals that we have talked about are examles of the animal kingdom.