by Andrew, Zac and Cameron
Our class and Mrs. Moore’s class are participating in the Travelling Rhinos Project. We are excited to meet “our” rhino, Makulu, as soon as it comes in the mail! To prepare for Makulu’s visit we have been doing research about the rhinoceros. Here are some facts we learned:
- There are 5 species of the rhino family: white, black, Indian, Sumatran and Javan. The Javan rhino is the most endangered.
- Next to the elephant, the white rhino is the second largest land mammal.
- Rhinos are found in parts of Africa and Asia.
- Rhino habitats can be very different. Some species live in a savanna and others live in forests.
- Rhinos have bad eyesight but good hearing.
- A rhino is actually related to the horse.
- A rhino can turn very quickly and run as fast as 60 km per hour for a short time.
- Rhinos are endangered mostly because of poachers.
- They are hunted because some people think their horns can be used for medicine.
- Rhino horns are made of the same thing as fingernails. They can’t really help with diseases.
Here is a ThingLink we made. Click on the colored dots to find out more about rhinos!
Here is a Smilebox of the rhino art we made. We learned to draw rhinos from this site, then we painted them with watercolors.
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What is your favorite animal?
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