Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Winter Learning Journey|| Day 3 Activity 1

Wednesday 12 July 2017
Task: Curious Kiwi, a native New Zealand bird, is your tour guide for today. He is going to take you to visit the Otorohanga Kiwi House and Native Bird Park where many of his aunties and uncles currently live. The bird park is a five hour drive from Dargaville so you hit the road right after breakfast and arrive in Otorohanga at lunch time. As you walk through the birdhouse you learn about the work being done to conserve and protect the native birds of New Zealand. You decide to help out by ‘adopting’ a native animal. Visit the Adopt a Critter page’ on the Otorohanga bird house website to choose one animal to adopt. On your blog, tell us the name of the animal that you chose and a little bit about them. What kind of animal are they? What do they eat? Where do they normally live? You can use Google to help you with your research.

Animal I’m going to Adopt: Tuatara
Facts about the animal:
Image result for tuataraI have chosen to adopt a Tuatara because it is one of New Zealand’s most common native animal. The Tuatara is  known to be the longest reptile that lives in comparison to the remaining reptiles that lives in New Zealand. Tuataras are known to survive on off shore island only because of the rodents or in other words, mammals causing stress such as wild cats, rats, hamsters and pigs. Tuataras are reptiles that does not consume food on a daily basis or constantly as compared to other animals. Tuatara are carnivores which means they only eat weta, moth and beetles. However there are times that they are able to eat small lizards also.

1 comment:

  1. Ola amigos!

    Wow Caroline! Your facts are highly interesting but I do wonder if Tuataras are related to any animals? Anyway I would prefer you to Rewrite what you written = Facts about the animal into " Facts about Tuataras " since you're talking about Tuataras.

    Great Blog Posts!
    Can't wait to read your other blog posts :)