Australian AnimalsSpotlight – 5 (module 5)School #1694, Moscow, RussiaClass 5bTeacher: Elena MakhovikovaCreative team: Semyon Vozenkov, Vadim Minayev, Anna Tolkunova, Elena Matsal, Maria Popova2009\2010 school year
KoalaDid you know that…~koala means ‘no water’?~they never drink, but they get all the liquid they need from eucalyptus leaves?~they swim very well?~they sleep during the day?
KangarooA kangaroo has got a big body, a long tail and very strong hind legs.It is red and grey with big ears and big black eyes.Did you know that…~the comfortable hopping speed for red kangaroos is 20-25 km\h, but the can hop as fast as 70 km\h over short distances?
BilbyDid you know that…~a bilby sleeps sitting on its back paws?~ it hides its head between its front paws?~ it closes its eyes by its long ears?
EchidnaThey have got very short, strong legs with large claws.Did you know that…~it lays eggs like a bird and has a pouch like a kangaroo?
EmuDid you know that…~they also like sitting in the mud?
DingoDid you know that…~a pureblooded dingo doesn’t bark but it can growl and howl?
Duck-Billed PlatypusDid you know that…~it’s got a sense of electroreception which helps it find food underwater when a platypus can’t see or hear?
WombatDid you know that…~they have a backwards pouch? That’s why they don’t gather dirt when they dig.
Western Ringtail PossumDid you know that…~it can have up to 3 babies which live in the pouch and stay with their parents up to 7 months?It has got dark brown or grey fur and a strong white-tipped tail.It has got a black head, red ears and a cream chest and stomach.Its tail helps it move through the forest.It lives in the nests or in the hollows of old eucalyptus trees.
Tasmanian DevilIt has got small round red ears and a pointed dark brown nose.It has got black fur with a white spot on its chest.Did you know that…~it can eat everything: small animals, insects, snakes, roots, frogs? But most of all it likes carrion! That’s why it stops some diseases.It lives only in the Australian island state of Tasmania.
CrocodileCrocodileThey’ve got eyes and nostrils on the top part of the head. Did you know that…~they do not chew their food? They swallow it in large chunks.~they’ve got a voice box in the throat tocommunicate with each other?They can jump high out of the water to catch their prey .Its long tail helps the crocodile swim and move fast.
PelicanIt’s got a very long pink bill.Did you know that…~it’s got a bag on its bill which can take up to 12 liters of water into it?It’s got brown eyes with white rings around.It eats fish, sea animals and even ducklings and sea-gulls.
KookaburraDid you know that…~a kookaburra can laugh like a man?~ it can copy different sounds?
Bearded DragonThis lizard lives in the arid, rocky, semi-desert regions and dry open woodlands.Did you know that…~avocado, rhubarb and broccoli can kill bearded dragons? ~also they cannot eat citrus fruits, spinach and bananas?
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