FC: African Animals
1: For Dylan I made this book just for you because I know you love animals! It has pictures I took when I went to Lewa Conservancy in Africa. A conservancy is a place that keeps animals safe!
2: Duma (Cheetah) Did you know that the cheetah is the fastest land animal? They can run 70 miles per hour! Can you see the big elephant?
3: This is a cheetah family, a mom and her two cubs that are almost 2 years old. The mom is teaching her cubs how to hunt for their food and pretty soon she will leave them to live on her own. Females will go off alone and males will stay together so it is easier for them to hunt!
4: Twiga (Giraffe) Did you know that the giraffe is the tallest land animal? They can be 18 feet tall and have an 18 inch tongue to reach the leaves at the very top of the trees!
5: Maasai is the name of one of the tribes in Africa. They wear red and dance by jumping really high! | This little Maasai boy is 2 years old.
6: ZEBRA Did you know there are two different kinds of zebra? There is the Common Zebra and the Grevys Zebra. Can you see the difference? See how one has a white belly and the other one has stripes all the way around it's belly? | Grevys Zebra | Common Zebra
7: TEMBO(Elephant) | Did you know that the elephant is the biggest land animal? Elephants live in families called a herd. They are led by the matriarch...the oldest female.
8: Simba (Lion) Did you know that the lion is the second biggest cat in the world? Do you know what cat is bigger? Can you guess? (Answer: the tiger!) Lions are the only cats that live with their family in a pride!
10: Rhino (kifaru) | White Rhino | Did you know there are two kinds of rhino? There is a black rhino and a white rhino...but it's not because of the color of their skin. White means "wide" and the white rhino has a wide mouth! White rhinos are also bigger than black!
11: Black Rhino
12: Crocodile | Did you know that a crocodile grows to 16 feet long and weighs 2600 pounds! Fun Fact: Crocodiles can't stick out their tongue!!
13: Did you know a hippo can hold it's breath for 5 minutes? They spend most of their time in the water but leave the water at night to eat grass! Hippos can live to be 40 years old! | Hippo
14: Did you know gorillas live with their family in a "troop"? The leader of the family is a large male silverback! | Mountain Gorilla
15: Did you know that leopards are the only big cats that climb trees? They are nocturnal...that means they hunt at night! | Leopard (Chui)