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2: By Griffin Darnutzer Meerkat Food Meerkats are omnivores which means they eat meat and plants. Meerkats like bugs and snakes, but they LOVE lizards! They also like scorpions. They usually hunt during the day. They use their great sense of smell to find their food. Meerkat Home Meerkats live in the desert of Africa called the Kalahari Desert. Their home is dry, dusty and hot. Meerkats live in colonies of about 30 meerkats. Meerkats live in burrows underground to stay safe from predators and heat. | How Meerkats Look Meerkats have striped fur and black fur around their eyes. They stand on their hind legs when they are looking for food. They have thin tails. Each meerkat is about 1 foot long. They have whiskers around their nose. Meerkat Facts 1. Meerkats are also called suricates. 2. Meerkats live about 10 years. 3. A newborn meerkat is about 1 ounce! Wow that is small! 4. Meerkats are very good hunters. 5. They dig with their claws to make their burrows. 6. When a meerkat is making a burrow, the meerkat closes its ears to keep out dust and dirt. 7. Together the meerkat colony is called a mob.

3: By Griffin Darnutzer

4: By Alexander Chittaro Physical Features Lemurs are mammals. They are known for their large eyes and monkey like bodies. Lemurs have long back legs. Most lemurs have a wooly coat that is red, gray, brown or black. Lemurs have fox-like faces. The ring-tailed lemur is the only lemur that has a striped tail. Diet Lemurs are omnivores. Lemurs have a vegetarian diet. Lemurs eat leaves and fruit. Sometimes lemurs eat smaller animals or insects. Lemurs also eat tamarind tree flowers, herbs, bark and sap. Lemurs find their food in the rainforest. | Habitat Lemurs are only on the island of Madagascar and Comoros off the eastern coast of Africa. Most lemurs live in trees and in forests of the rainforest. But the ring-tailed lemur lives in rocky, desert areas. Lemur Facts The Greek Gods thought lemurs were ghosts, and that is where they get their name. Lemur means ghost in Greek. Legend saysWhen lemurs are cold they form a lemur ball to keep warm. When it is really hot out, and their feet are wet, the lemurs sunbathe their feet. Lemurs have stink flights with their tails. You might think that lemurs can hang from trees, but lemurs cannot hang by their tails!

5: By Alexander Chittaro

6: By Victoria Stamato Habitat Most cheetahs live in Africa and some live in Asia. Cheetahs like to use small hills or trees to spot their prey, their food. They roam grassy, open areas called savannas. What Cheetahs Look Like? Cheetahs have tan fur with black spots. Cheetahs have long legs to help them run fast. They have long tails with black spots still. Black lines around their eyes and down around their nose help them to see in the sun. Cheetahs are up to 7 feet long and 4 feet tall. | What Cheetahs Eat Cheetahs use their speed to run down their prey. Antelope are their favorite food, but they also eat smaller mammals. When they hunt in packs they might eat zebras or wildebeest. Cheetahs are a carnivore which means they only eat meat. Fun Facts Cheetahs can run up to 70 miles per hour and 113 kilometers for only 30 seconds! In India, cheetah means “spotted one”. Cheetahs are the fastest land animal!

7: By Victoria Stamato

8: By Bennett Drake Where Lions Live Lions live in savannas in Africa. The savanna is very grassy and warm. The lions rest under trees in the grass to give them shade from the hot sun. Lions live in groups called a pride. How Lions Look Lions are yellow and big! They walk on four legs and have tails. The males have manes on their neck. A mane is long hair around the neck. They have very sharp teeth to bite into prey like zebras. They are very strong. Lions are a member of the cat family. | What Lions Eat Lions are carnivores. The lionesses do most of the hunting while the male lions sleep. Their main food is zebra and wildebeest, but sometimes they will eat other meat like hippos. Fun Facts About Lions 1.A full grown male lion can drag an animal as large as a horse in its jaws. Wow! Lions have strong jaws! 2. By the age of 3 years old the male lion has a small mane. 3. A lion can eat more than 75 pounds or 34 kilograms in a single meal. 4. A new born cub is the size of a pet cat. 5. Lions are the only wild cats that live together. 6. Lions can jump up to 40 feet. Oh my gosh! They can jump SO far!

9: By Bennett Drake

10: By Elleson Song The Habitat for Lemurs Lemurs live on the island of Madagascar in the east coast of Africa. Most lemurs live in trees or forests. Some live in rocky deserts. Some lemurs that live in the desert have less fur than the others because of the hot temperatures. The Lemur’s Diet Lemurs are omnivores. Forest lemurs eat leaves, buds, insects, small birds and small bird eggs. Desert lemurs mostly eat fruits if they can find them on plants. Most desert lemurs eat small animals too. Lemurs do their hunting at night. | The Lemur’s Physical Features Some lemurs are small and others are large. The types of lemurs are dwarf, mouse, koala, indris and aye-aye lemurs. The height of a mouse lemur is 2.5 inches and other lemurs can grow as big as 27.5 inches. The look of the lemur’s coat is sometimes red, gray, brown, black and also very wooly! The indri lemur tail is short and the ring-tailed lemur’s tail is long and the only lemur tail that is striped. Lemur’s have longer tails than their bodies. Lemurs look like foxes and raccoons. Interesting Facts About Lemurs 1.Lemurs brush their tails with a group of other lemurs, and after they brush their tails they show off their tails to see who’s the strongest. 2.Lemurs are endangered. Loggers and farmers are cutting down their tree homes. 3.The guy who sings, “I like to Move it Move it”, in the movie “Madagascar” is a ring-tailed lemur.

11: By Elleson Song

12: By Ava Gallagher Morin A Cheetah’s Habitat A cheetahs’ habitat is tropical grassland. The grassland has little shrubs all around. Cheetahs can live in more than one place. Cheetahs live in Africa and Asia. Cheetah’s like a place called a savanna. Cheetah’s Physical Features Cheetahs have lots of black spots. They have yellow or tan fur. Cheetah’s usually have brown eyes. Cheetahs are about 7 feet long. Cheetahs have long legs and a skinny body. Cheetah’s have two black lines of fur starting at their eye and ending at their chin. | A Cheetah’s Diet Cheetahs eat mammals. They are carnivores. A carnivore means that animal only eat meat. Cheetahs eat antelopes. Sometimes cheetahs eat zebras. Cheetahs even eat birds. A cheetah tries to go as close to its pray as it can, without being seen, and then runs as fast as it can to catch the pray. Cheetahs usually hunt in the early morning. Interesting Facts About Cheetahs 1.The name cheetah comes from the Indian word “spotted one” because cheetahs are spotted. 2.Cheetahs are the fastest animals on earth. 3.Cheetahs can only run at their maximum speed for 30 seconds. 4.When cheetahs grow up they live alone.

13: By Ava Gallagher Morin

14: By Contessa Farioli Where do Elephants Live? Elephants are found in 37 countries in Africa. They live in grasslands, marshes, lake-shores, and the rainforest. Elephants are mostly found by lakes or oceans in Africa. Elephants need lots of space because they are big animals. They like to live where there is lots of grass and shrubs. What do Elephants Look Like? Elephants weigh up to 4 tons and are higher than 10 feet tall. Their skin that is bluish and greyish is blubbery and thick. Usually they have brown eyes. The tails are the only soft parts of the body. The ears are SO big, so they can hear 5 miles away. Elephant trunks have no bones, only muscles. | Is that Food? Elephants eat shrubs and grass. That means they are an herbivore or vegetarians. They drink 30-50 gallons of water per day! They eat for 20 hours per day. It is not true that elephants eat peanuts! Only in TV shows and cartoons. WOW! Elephants talk to each other by making sounds called “tummy rumbles”. Elephants are a symbol of wisdom in Asian cultures. They use their ears to fan themselves to keep cool. Elephants can live as long as 80 years old!

15: By Contessa Farioli

16: By Emma Flannery A Giraffe’s Habitat Some giraffes live on a savanna, an open space with lots of trees. Other giraffes live in a national park, to protect them from animals that could eat them. A national park is a wide open grassy area. The Sahara desert is another place where giraffes can live. It is dry and there is not many trees and not much grass. Physical Features of a Giraffe Giraffes are very beautiful and awkward creatures. When they gallop their long legs look funny. Giraffes have two small horns sticking out between the ears. Some giraffes have a third small horn on their forehead. Male giraffes are usually 18 feet. Female giraffes are somewhat smaller in size. A giraffe has a very long blue and black tongue. Just like monkey’s can hang by their tails on trees, a giraffe can wrap its’ tongue around a tree to take off the leaves. | What a Giraffe Eats A giraffe is a plant eater, which is called an herbivore. A giraffe loves to eat Mimosa Acadia Tree leaves. This is the giraffe’s favorite! A giraffe drinks water. To drink the water from the lake or river, the giraffe has to spread its front legs and bend its’ neck to take a drink. A calf, a young baby giraffe, drinks the milk from the mother’s body. Amazing Giraffe Facts 1.A giraffe is the tallest living animal on earth. 2.A giraffe’s main enemy is a lion. They use their good eye sight to watch for danger. 3.Since a giraffe is so tall they can see all around them. 4.A giraffe sleeps with one eye open and one closed, so that they can watch for danger while they are sleeping.

17: By Emma Flannery

18: By Ethan Doe Leopards Habitats As I said above, leopards have a large variety of habitats. They can live in forests, deserts, grasslands, mountains, and rocky places. Whenever the leopard wants to cool off or rest, they climb up trees and lie on the branches or climb around in the shade. Leopards Physical Features An average leopard weighs about 110-200 pounds. They have sharp teeth and long claws. A leopard kind of looks like a cheetah because it also has brown spots, but a leopard’s fur is a darker shade of yellow. Leopards have really long tails. | Leopards Food and Hunting Just like their habitats, leopards eat a large variety of foods. Leopards are a carnivore, which means they only eat meat. They eat antelope, deer, wild dogs, baboons, and much more. Also, they may attack humans if you get to close to them. Leopard cubs learn to hunt by catching small animals like mice, rabbits, and squirrels. Interesting Facts Leopards are panthers. Leopard cubs go off by themselves after about 2 years. They are great hiders. They can be very dangerous or deadly if they have to be. Leopards are the best climbers in Africa.

19: By Ethan Doe

20: By Leah Gordon Physical Features Elephants are huge! Their skin is light grey. An elephant’s skin is very wrinkly. Their two ears are super big! An elephant weighs 4 tons. It stands higher than 10 feet. Elephants use their trunk to hold food and drink water. The end of an elephant’s tail is hair that feels like wires. Diet Elephants eat for 8 hours a day! That is how they become big, big, BIG! Elephants are herbivores because they eat only plants. They eat grass, grains, and leaves. They drink water. They use their sense of smell to locate food. | Habitat There are two types of elephants, the African Elephant and the Asian elephant. The African Elephant lives in Africa. You would see an elephant in grassy, flat, savanna areas. There are some trees and it is very sunny. There are water holes. Interesting Facts About Elephants Elephants fight to see which one is stronger. Humans are elephant’s worst enemy because some people kill the elephant for its ivory tusk. Birds love elephants. Elephants help other animals by digging water holes. Elephants can also be sad. One elephant tusk can weigh up to 220 pounds. Most elephant families have between 6 and 12 elephants in them.

21: By Leah Gordon

22: By Nicole Holmes Lions Habitat Lions live in grasslands. There are trees and plants and large grass areas. It is warm in grasslands. Sometimes when it rains it is cold. Lions live together in prides. Lions like to lie under trees. What Lions Eat Know I want to tell you about a lion’s diet. Lions eat meat. That means they are carnivores and hunters. In Africa the lions eat wildebeest, warthogs, zebras, buffalos and different types of antelopes. In India, the lions eat lots of different types of deer and wild boar. The lionesses hunt together. They can only kill the largest animals when they hunt together. | This is What a Lion Looks Like Lions have long bodies. Lions have short legs, sharp claws and a LARGE head. Lions can weigh 370 to 500 pounds! Lions are covered with yellow and brown fur. The male lions have a mane and females do not have a mane. The males get their manes when they are teenagers. Lion Interesting Facts 1.A lioness needs to eat 11 pounds of meat a day. 2. Lions are the top of the food chain. 3. Lions have a loud roar.

23: By Nicole Holmes

24: By Ella Guttadauro Where Hyenas Live Hyenas live in many places in Africa. Here are some. Hyenas live in grasslands, savannas, sub desserts, woodlands, forest edges, and mountains. Hyenas like nights because they are cooler than days and they go out at night. How a Hyena Looks A hyena has round ears and a large head. Hyenas weigh about 80 pounds and the females are bigger than males. The hyena has a curved back because the back legs are shorter than the front legs. Hyenas have a snout like a dog, but they are not dogs. Some hyenas have spotted fur and some do not. I think hyenas look scary. | What Hyenas Like to Eat Hyenas are carnivores. They like to eat cattle, sheep, goat and camel. Hyenas only eat leopards, lions, and cheetahs when they are dead. They also eat zebra and impala. Hyenas are scavengers. A scavenger cleans up dead mammals. Hyenas often eat animals that are not their size, but much bigger than them. Fun Facts About Hyenas 1.Hyenas have very good night vision. Their eyes are yellow at night. 2. In one meal a spotted hyena can eat up to 1/3 of its body weight! Wow hyenas eat a lot of food in one meal! 3. Hyenas do not laugh, they whoop. They whoop when they are going to attack or when they are excited or when they’re in danger. 4. Hyena babies are called pups, not cubs.

25: By Ella Guttadauro

26: By Henry Barber Where Cheetahs Live Cheetahs live in Africa and Asia. Cheetahs love grassy areas called savannas. There are not many cheetahs in the world because they are almost extinct. Cheetahs live in small groups called a coalition, which is a group that fights off predators together. How Cheetahs Look Cheetahs have black, fur stripes near their eyes to protect their eyes from sunlight. Adult cheetahs weigh from 86 to 143 pounds. The cheetah tail fully grown measures 26 to 33 inches. A cheetah looks like a big cat. A cheetah has black spots on its fur. A cheetah is skinny with long legs. | What Cheetahs Eat Cheetahs are a carnivore, which means they only eat meat. Cheetahs usually prey on small antelopes. Cheetahs also hunt small mammals and birds. Cheetahs eat gazelles too. Cheetahs get up close to their pray before they attack. Did You Know? Cheetahs can run 60-70 miles per hour. After a chase a cheetah needs half an hour to catch its breath before it eats. When a cheetah is running as fast as they can go, it goes over about 23 feet in only 4 footsteps

27: By Henry Barber

28: By Ben Prostic What Zebras Look Like The zebra has black and white stripes. One type of zebra has a black and white tail, but two other kinds don’t. Zebras have flat, back teeth. Zebras have short, black manes on their head and neck. Zebras look like horses and donkeys. They stand up to 45-50 inches high and 4 to 5 feet long. That is half as long as a basketball hoop size. What Zebras Eat Zebras graze on tall, rough grasses all day. A zebra is a herbivore which means that they just eat plants. Their sharp front teeth snip off tall grasses. The flat back teeth chew the grass. Some types of zebras eat shrubs, herbs and bulbs. | Where Zebras Live Zebras live together in large herds in Africa. Some zebras live in dry or hilly areas. Other zebras roam grassy areas called a savanna. Zebras do not migrate far. Zebra Facts 1.Zebra foals (babies) have brown and white stripes. 2. Zebras kick predators or run away quickly to stay safe. 3. Thousands of zebras can make up one herd. Wow that is A LOT! 4. They belong to the horse family. 5. There are three types of zebra. 6. Female zebras may have one foal each year.

29: By Ben Prostic

30: By Bianca Greco Habitat Most cheetahs live in Africa and some live in Asia. Cheetahs like to use small hills or trees to spot their prey, their food. They roam grassy, open areas called savannas. What Cheetahs Look Like? Cheetahs have tan fur with black spots. Cheetahs have long legs to help them run fast. They have long tails with black spots still. Black lines around their eyes and down around their nose help them to see in the sun. Cheetahs are up to 7 feet long and 4 feet tall. | What Cheetahs Eat Cheetahs use their speed to run down their prey. Antelope are their favorite food, but they also eat smaller mammals. When they hunt in packs they might eat zebras or wildebeest. Cheetahs are a carnivore which means they only eat meat. Fun Facts Cheetahs can run up to 70 miles per hour and 113 kilometers for only 30 seconds! In India, cheetah means “spotted one”. Cheetahs are the fastest land animal!

31: By Bianca Greco

32: By Sydney Pratt Habitat Most cheetahs live in Africa and some live in Asia. Cheetahs like to use small hills or trees to spot their prey, their food. They roam grassy, open areas called savannas. What Cheetahs Look Like? Cheetahs have tan fur with black spots. Cheetahs have long legs to help them run fast. They have long tails with black spots still. Black lines around their eyes and down around their nose help them to see in the sun. Cheetahs are up to 7 feet long and 4 feet tall. | What Cheetahs Eat Cheetahs use their speed to run down their prey. Antelope are their favorite food, but they also eat smaller mammals. When they hunt in packs they might eat zebras or wildebeest. Cheetahs are a carnivore which means they only eat meat. Fun Facts Cheetahs can run up to 70 miles per hour and 113 kilometers for only 30 seconds! In India, cheetah means “spotted one”. Cheetahs are the fastest land animal!

33: By Sydney Pratt

34: By Ned Wojcik Habitat Most cheetahs live in Africa and some live in Asia. Cheetahs like to use small hills or trees to spot their prey, their food. They roam grassy, open areas called savannas. What Cheetahs Look Like? Cheetahs have tan fur with black spots. Cheetahs have long legs to help them run fast. They have long tails with black spots still. Black lines around their eyes and down around their nose help them to see in the sun. Cheetahs are up to 7 feet long and 4 feet tall. | What Cheetahs Eat Cheetahs use their speed to run down their prey. Antelope are their favorite food, but they also eat smaller mammals. When they hunt in packs they might eat zebras or wildebeest. Cheetahs are a carnivore which means they only eat meat. Fun Facts Cheetahs can run up to 70 miles per hour and 113 kilometers for only 30 seconds! In India, cheetah means “spotted one”. Cheetahs are the fastest land animal!

35: By Ned Wojcik

36: By William McCullen Habitat Most cheetahs live in Africa and some live in Asia. Cheetahs like to use small hills or trees to spot their prey, their food. They roam grassy, open areas called savannas. What Cheetahs Look Like? Cheetahs have tan fur with black spots. Cheetahs have long legs to help them run fast. They have long tails with black spots still. Black lines around their eyes and down around their nose help them to see in the sun. Cheetahs are up to 7 feet long and 4 feet tall. | What Cheetahs Eat Cheetahs use their speed to run down their prey. Antelope are their favorite food, but they also eat smaller mammals. When they hunt in packs they might eat zebras or wildebeest. Cheetahs are a carnivore which means they only eat meat. Fun Facts Cheetahs can run up to 70 miles per hour and 113 kilometers for only 30 seconds! In India, cheetah means “spotted one”. Cheetahs are the fastest land animal!

37: By William McCullen

38: By Brendan Myers Habitat Most cheetahs live in Africa and some live in Asia. Cheetahs like to use small hills or trees to spot their prey, their food. They roam grassy, open areas called savannas. What Cheetahs Look Like? Cheetahs have tan fur with black spots. Cheetahs have long legs to help them run fast. They have long tails with black spots still. Black lines around their eyes and down around their nose help them to see in the sun. Cheetahs are up to 7 feet long and 4 feet tall. | What Cheetahs Eat Cheetahs use their speed to run down their prey. Antelope are their favorite food, but they also eat smaller mammals. When they hunt in packs they might eat zebras or wildebeest. Cheetahs are a carnivore which means they only eat meat. Fun Facts Cheetahs can run up to 70 miles per hour and 113 kilometers for only 30 seconds! In India, cheetah means “spotted one”. Cheetahs are the fastest land animal!

39: By Brendan Myers

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