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Virtual Field Trip: Safari!
Transcript of Virtual Field Trip: Safari!
What is a Safari?
An expedition, or trip to observe animals in the natural habitat (where they live)
Regions of Africa
Great Rift Valley
The Congo Basin
South African Plateau
The Kalahari Desert
Where is Africa?
Africa is far from Indiana. It is across the Atlantic Ocean. Do you know how long it will take to get from Louisville, KY to Johannesburg, Africa?
Serengeti National Park
The Serengeti National Park is one of the world's major wildlife reserves. It is the natural habitat of animals that we see at the zoo.
Animals you will find in Serengeti National Park...
* An elephant’s trunk has more than 40,000 muscles.
* On parts of its body, an elephant’s skin is an inch thick.
* To stay, cool elephants flap their ears.
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What Can I Hear on a Safari?
* A giraffe has the same seven vertebrae in its neck as most mammals do, no more. However, a giraffe’s vertebrae are much larger.
* Giraffes swing their long necks in combat with one another to establish dominance.
* A giraffe’s tongue may be up to 21 inches long.
* Lions sleep and rest about 20 hours a day.
* Lions can go over five days without water.
* Males with darker, longer manes are stronger and healthier than those with lighter, shorter manes.
* A zebra’s teeth keep growing its entire life, but get worn down by constant grazing and chewing.
* No two sets of zebra stripes are exactly alike, much like human fingerprints.
* A zebra’s night vision is as good as an owl’s.