What works for carnivores For many of our animals, their sense of smell is very important in their wild state. Many use urine to mark their territory and let others of their species know they are ready to breed. Prey will unwillingly leave a scent trail as they move and blood will lead our predators…

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GUESS WHO

So this week is going to be a fun one. I’m going to think of 3 animals and give you 5 interesting facts about them. It may not necessarily be here at the park but can you guess who they are? What am I Most people think I am in the same family as dogs…

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So I’m going to talk this week about something not on my section. We all know that a tiger eats meat and an otter eats fish but what about something a bit more unusual.Carnivorous plants. That’s right I said plants! Venus fly trap In the natural world there are many plants that also have a…

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An invasive species is one that has been introduced to a new environment. It’s presence there has a negative impact, sometimes on a large scale. There are many reasons for these introductions. It may have been accidental, rats for example stowed away on ships and were transported unknowingly. Plants have been imported for peoples gardens…

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So last time we talked about carnivore teeth but they don’t make up the whole section. We also have a few omnivores. So while omnivores need some carnivore teeth to eat meat they also need a few different ones for eating other stuff. Moon Bears The main example I have to bring up is of…

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Teeth are essential for many different animals and for more reasons than you may realise. The most obvious is of course for eating. The type of teeth an animal has depends on what it eats so we can tell whether they are a carnivore (meat eater), herbivore (plant eater) or omnivore (eats plant and meat)…

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