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AUSTRALIAN FANTASY ADVENTURES: THE CHEETAH

AUSTRALIAN FANTASY ADVENTURES: THE CHEETAH | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it

Let’s start with a very bold statement:  The Cheetah is considered the fastest land animal.


We’re going to talk about this very fast animal because Marisa, of Mrs. Long’s third grade class suggested it, and I thought the idea was brilliant for a couple of reasons;

 

 They are endangered, and you know that my passion is to bring attention to endangered animals,  

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They were always one of my favorite animals (I guess they still are!).

 

So let’s go back to that very bold statement above and look at it very carefully.  First, let's discover the most important word in the sentence; LAND. If we consider ALL animals (land, sea and air), the fastest animal is actually a bird; the Peregrine Falcon. The Peregrine Falcon has been clocked at speeds of over 200 miles an hour, but this speed is in a hunting dive, not straight flying.

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What a terrific addition to any classroom curriculum!

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Epic journey to create awareness about lions

Epic journey to create awareness about lions | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it

Windhoek will be the starting point for a journey of over 1 000km to raise awareness about the decreasing numbers of lions and the ongoing conflict between humans and animals.


The organisation Walking For Lions (WFL) will start their campaign in Windhoek and then travel 530km to Ghanzi in Botswana and all the way back to Windhoek.

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This group is also documenting and providing case studies of areas where local people live and explain to the general public what challenges the local communities face on a daily basis to provide them a better understanding of lions.

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