Animals

 
AFRICAN ELEPHANTS

Do you know the difference between African and Indian Elphants? Are Elephants sociable animals towards each other?

 
 
ANT EATERS

Find out where Ant Eaters are predominately found. How do you follow their tracks? They are very unusual animals to follow. Why?

 
 
BUFFALOES

Did you know that Lions and Tigers are scared stiff of Buffaloes? I thought Lions are the King of the Jungle. Why do they cower away from Buffaloes?

 
 
CAMELS

Camels are reffered to as ‘the Ship of the Desert’. How are they able to store their supplies of water? Carry weights up to 1000 pounds?

 
 
CREATURES OF THE SUN

This story is about Monkeys. How they live; travel and feed. They are ‘sacred’ in a particular Country..........do you know which Country where Monkeys are ‘untouchable’?

 
 
CROCODILES

Ever heard the saying ‘Crocodile tears’? Found out its origin.

 
 
FOXES

Foxes are commonly thought to be very sly, cunning and crafty. How did they get this title? Did you know that Foxes have a particular scent which comes from a gland just below its tail?

 
 
GIRAFFES

Tallest animal in the world. They emit a musk like perfume when being pursued. Why?

 
 
GORILLAS

Why can’t Gorillas be bred in captivity? How strong do you think a Gorilla is? Where do they live? Do they travel on all fours or just two feet?

 
 
GRIZZLY BEARS

Have a nickname ‘Old Ephraim’. Once they kill their prey, they always bury their prey before going back to devour it. Why do they do this?

 
 
KANGAROOS

Did you know that Kangaroos are renowned for drowning their prey if there is water nearby? Its 4th toe bears a long pointed claw....how does it use this in its defence?

 
 
LARGE MONKEYS

Includes Gibbons; Chimpanzees; Orangoutangs and Apes. Learn the differences between them. How did the Barbary Apes save the Rock Of Gibraltar?

 
 
LEOPARDS

When does the Leopard hunt for its prey? Daylight or night? Can a Leopard climb trees? Find out the different ways that it hunts for its prey.

 
 
LIONS

The Historian David Livingstone gives an account of an encounter he had with a Lion. What part of a dead Lion do Arab women count as a delicacy which MUST be cooked and given to their Sons?

 
 
OPOSSUMS

Did you know that there are 23 different kinds of Opossums? Ever heard the Proverb ‘playing ‘possum’? Find out its origin.

 
 
OSTRICHES

Ostriches food is grass, leaves,seeds, fruits and grains, but they also like to swallow stones and bits of rock.They often leave their nests unguarded. They can run up to 60mph.

 
 
OTTERS

Four or five Otters are born in the summer time. Known as the ‘fish beast’. Kills for the love of killing. Canadian Otters have ‘invented’ a new game....find out what they do.

 
 
PENGUINS

: Sailors gave them the name ‘Johnnies’. Where do they live? Penguins have wings, but can they fly?

 
 
POLAR BEARS

Polar Bears can weigh up to 900 pounds. Find out how it hunts its favourite food Seals. Discover how the mother Polar Bears give their young shelter during the winter months.

 
 
PORCUPINES

Where do Porcupines live? What armour do they have to protect themselves from preys? When are they typically born?

 
 
PUMAS

Do Pumas purr like a Cat or do they grunt? Can they climb trees? Are they fond of man, or do they attack him? Where do they live?

 
 
PYTHONS

Did you know that Pythons have no poisonous fangs, but teeth? How is it possible for a Python to swallow a Bull or Buffaloe? Find out more.

 
 
RATS

: Find out where it is thought Rats first originated from. Listen to stories of how Rats devoured 35 Horses in a Paris slaughter house. Why must man where a glove in order to set a trap?

 
 
REINDEER

Reindeers are often reffered to as the ‘Camels of the North’. Most parts of the Reindeer is useful- Reindeer for food; their hair for clothes; boots from their skin and many more uses.

 
 
SEA LIONS

Can weigh up to 1600 pounds. Male Sea Lions fight each other non stop during breeding season. Seal mothers are not very loving. Why?

 
 
SEALS

Have no external ears- its hidden. Its shape is like a huge fish. Has webbed hind limbs. How do Eskimos catch them?

 
 
SHARKS

Did you know that Sharks eggs have square, horny coverings with four strong threads growing from their corners. Some Sharks have teeth. Some don’t. Find out which ones.

 
 
THE BROWN EUROPEAN BEAR

‘Friendliest’ of all the Bears, but there is a particular time of the year when they will attack man. When? Where are they typically found?

 
 
THE HIPPOPOTAMUS

Did you know that the Hippo can be tamed? Find out how the natives trap them. Also known as the ‘River Horse’. Why? Did you know that the Hippo can race along under water?

 
 
THE RHINOCEROS

Biggest of all the quadrupeds except the Elephant. Very ugly. Bad tempered. Poor eyesight. Eats only vegetables. Listen to some exciting encounters of travellers that have met Rhinos.

 
 
THE WALRUS

Who are the Walruses enemies? What do they feed off? Listen to an account from Captain Cook about the Walrus.

 
 
THE WILD BOAR

Turkey is to us today at Christmas as Wild Boar was to folk way back. A Law was passed in 940AD about Boars. What was it? Did you know that its skin is used for leather?

 
 
TIGERS

Kills for the fun of it. Who are their enemies? When is the best time for it to feed. Natives often use ‘Tulwars’ to catch Tigers................how?

 
 
WHALE FISHING

Learn about how these Whales were hunted early on. What is ‘flensing’? Find out how it takes in gallons of water in order to sieve through for tiny ocean mites.

 
 
WOLVES

Did you know that Wolves have more or less disappeared, but there is a particular region where they still prowl. Where? When are they typically born? How do they hunt? In a pack or alone?

 
 
ZEBRAS

Also known as the ‘Tiger Horse’. Where do they live? Did you know that the love of their liberty is so strong that it’s almost impossible to train the Zebra. Zebra meat is very fatty.

 
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