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*Saving Wild Animals
Transcript of *Saving Wild Animals
1. speculated – thought to be true without complete proof
2. conserve – save
3. analyzing – examining the parts of something
4. vital – of great importance
5. propelled – pushed forward
6. sedated – calmed using medicine
7. dehydrated – when someone or something’s body has lost water
8. embedded – made a central part of a thing or buried in something
1. plankton – very small animals and plants that float or swim weakly in a body of water
2. species – a kind or type of living creature
3. microscopically – relating to the smallness of something ( must use a microscope to see)
1. There are many _______________ of turtles in the sea.
2. The doctor ________________ the patient before surgery.
3. The _________________ dog drank a full bowl of water.
4. The scientists are trying to _______________ endangered species.
5. The doctor ________________ that my runny nose was caused by allergies.
6. The scientist is __________________ the results of the experiment.
7. I __________________ the boat through the water.
8. Getting good grades is _______________ to the student.
9. There is a lot of _________________ in the ocean.
10. The fossil is ________________ in the middle of the rock.
11. The plankton must be viewed ________________ because it is so small.
1. Why don’t scientists know very much about the clouded leopard?
2. Where do clouded leopards live?
3. What protects the clouded leopard form being hunted?
4. What is the Clouded Leopard Project doing to conserve the species?
5. What does the Clouded Leopard Project hope will happen to the species?
1. What do young turtles eat?
2. What do Max Nolan and his mother look for on Cape Cod’s beach?
3. What species of turtle are they looking for?
4. How many Kemp’s ridley turtles are left?
5. What does Max use to protect the turtles he finds from the wind?
6. Where do the rescued turtles get taken?
7. What is the temperature of the turtle Max found and what is the normal temperature of a turtle?
8. Why do turtles hearts slow down to one or two beats per minute?
9. How can Howard tell that the turtle is not dehydrated?
10. What is the bottom of a turtle shell called?
11. How is the blood of the turtle they know is alive different from the blood of Yellow-Blue?
12. How do the doctors sedate the turtles?
13. Does the turtle called Orange have pneumonia?
WWF has been accused by a number of environmental groups and campaigners, such as Corporate Watch and PR Watch of being too close to businesses to campaign objectively. WWF claims partnering with companies such as Coca-Cola, Lafarge and IKEA will reduce their impact on the environment. WWF received €56 million (US$80 million) from corporations in 2010 (an 8% increase in support from corporations compared to 2009), accounting for 11% of total revenue for the year.
WWF mission is to: “Stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by:
conserving the world's biological diversity
• ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable
• promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.”
WWF's current strategy for achieving its mission specifically focuses on restoring populations of 36 species (species or species groups that are important for their ecosystem or to people, including elephants, tunas, whales, dolphins and porpoises), and ecological footprint in 6 areas (carbon emissions, cropland, grazing land, fishing, forestry and water).
World Wide Fund for Nature
1. What imagery does the author used to describe the toads?
2. What reason does Grampa give for moving the toads off the road?
3. What imagery does Woody Guthrie used to describe a highway?
Birdfoot’s Grampa and
This Land is Your Land