This week we had people from the local zoo visit us! They brought four different animals to our classroom to teach us about the adaptations they have to help them survive in their habitats. An adaptation is a characteristic that an animal has to keep it safe or survive. First, we met Olive, a ball python. Ball pythons don't have noses, but they are able to smell with their tongues, which is split in two. Then we met a colony of Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches. These cockroaches are able to hiss to sound snakes to keep predators away. The next animal we met was Sienna, a spotted turtle. Turtles have hard shells to hide in and protect themselves. Sienna had spots on her shell that look like pebbles to help her hide from predators too. Finally we met Boccee (BAW-chee), an armadillo. Boccee is a type of armadillo that can curl up in a ball to protect from predators. They eat insects, and she has claws to dig for her food. It was fun learning about these animals and seeing them in person!
Mrs. Holliday's Class
1. What is your favorite animal, and what adaptation does this animal have to survive in its habitat?