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Zoology

Today we are learning about two very different animals
We are learning about Wolfs and Leopards

Lets start with the wolf
Here are some basic facts

length 
females: 4 to 6 feet 
males: 5 to 6 feet 

height
26 to 32 inches (at  shoulder) 

weight 
females: 60 to 80 pounds 
males: 70 to 110 pounds 

Length of Life
up to 13 years in wild (usually 6 to 8 years) 
up to 16 years in captivity 

Fur color
Colors range from Jet black to snow white  

Number of teeth
42 teeth 

Breeding season
February to March 

Weight at birth
1 pound 

Litter size
4 to 6 pups 

Pack size 
2 to 30 or more 

Average pack size 
6 to 8

 travel speed 
5 miles per hour 

Sprinting speed 
25 to 35 miles per hour for short distances 

Common food 
deer, moose, caribou, elk, bison, musk-oxen and beaver. 

Main threats to survival
loss of habitat due to destruction, development and encroachment by humans; persecution by humans


Now some facts about the leopard

The leopard is one of the four so called BIG CATS

The leopard was thought to be part loin part panther

There spots are rarely round

They are often mistaken as cheetahs

Their spotts are more tear droped shapes

They have the abilty to be undeceted or not seen

They like to live alone

Their favorite meal is a monkey

Before mating the male will follow a female

For a assignment all you have to do is look up seven facts about your favorite animal
 
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