Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Living In Extreme Weather

The camel is a large, strong desert animal.   Camels can travel great distances across hot, dry deserts with little food of water.  They walk easily on soft sand where trucks would get stuck and carry people and heavy loads to places that have no roads.  Camels also serve the people of desert in many other ways.  Camels have humps on their backs to store food and water.  They can drink as much as 200 litres of water a day.  The camel carries its own built-in food supply on its back in the form of hump.  The hump is a larger lump of fat that provides energy if food is hard to find. 

Rhinoceros is a large herbivorous mammal, whose distinguishing feature is their large size and the horn or horns that grows from the top of their head.    Rhinoceros skin is very thick , up to 1.5 cm.  It is tough but also quite sensitive to sunburn and insect bites.  They often cover themselves in mud to protect their skin from insects and the sun.  Rhinoceroses keep their bodies cool by wallowing in mud holes.  Because of their huge size, strength and aggressiveness when attacked, rhinoceroses are not often hunted by animals often than humans, although young or sick rhinos are occasionally killed by lions or crocodiles.  Rhinos have poor eyesight but excellent sense of smell and hearing.  Male rhinos tend to be solitary animals, while females and young rhinos are more social, depending on the species.  Depending on the species and whether they are in the wild or captivity, rhinos can live between 35 and 50 years.


Siti Zuraida said...

let us follow the good spirit of those animals by living in extreme weather, they are long lasting,good example of characteristics to explain to pupils. Well done,teacher.

phoon leefuai said...

Thank you. It is very useful information that we can share together.

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