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Below are videos of some of the animals I saw while visiting the Galapagos Islands, off the coast of Equador in South America. These animal species have survived for millions of years. Some are not found anywhere else on earth.
View the videos. Divide a paper into 3 columns. Write down the name of the animal and the physical adaptations and behavioral adaptations that have helped it survive.
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Sea lions are sooooooooooooooooooooooooo cute. They are very fast swimmrs too. If they were extinct my life will be half ruined.
I also like the Blue-Footed Bird too. Their feet are a different color than themselves! very interesting
I love tortoises. I had one specific turtle always coming to my old house all the time. I named him Pinty because he would always eat a pint of food and slowly go to the next bush. But then one day, he did not come! I looked enerywhere thinking I might of not seen him. Then the next day whhen I went to my bus stop, I saw him, but only dead. I car must of ran over him while he was coming to my driveway. I picked some flowers and put them over my pet. I will never forget him passed my death. It was devestating for me.
That is the last Pinta tortoise left hat happened to the rest of them all? Its so sad
It IS very sad. Many of the other tortoises were killed by sailors long ago. They cooked them and ate them. Others died because animals from other countries were brought to Pinta Island. Goats, for example, ate many of the plants so the tortoises didn’t have enough to eat. Because people didn’t think about the consequences of their actions, this species will soon be extinct.
How did you ge tha close to those animals?
That’s a good question. Some of the animals in the Galapagos are not dangerous, and they’re not afraid of humans. They’re used to seeing humans around, and since they’re protected by the Ecuadorian government, people are not allowed to hurt them. These animals allow you to get close.
For some of the other photos, I used a zoom lens on my camera. It makes the animal look closer than it really was (kind of like looking through binoculars). It’s a handy feature to have, especially when taking pictures of birds.
If you’re interested in seeing more photos of animals in other countries, click on the Subjects Links button above, then follow the directions to my old class website. Scroll down and you’ll see several countries listed. I haven’t had a chance to put them on the new website yet.
i love tortoises!