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Why Animals Live in Burrows
     

Why Animals Live in Burrows

by Debra Voege (Consultant), Susan Nations (Consultant), Valerie J. Weber
 
Our leveled-reader series describes how the types of homes that different animals build reflect adaptations to their environments. Each volume looks at each type of home as a shelter from predators and weather and a place to store food and raise young. Young readers also learn how animal homes and human home fulfill similar needs and functions.

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Our leveled-reader series describes how the types of homes that different animals build reflect adaptations to their environments. Each volume looks at each type of home as a shelter from predators and weather and a place to store food and raise young. Young readers also learn how animal homes and human home fulfill similar needs and functions.

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Children's Literature - Rachel Miller
Meerkats are animals that depend on burrows for survival, sleeping and birth. Burrows for animals vary in size, shape and detail. The meerkats live in the grasslands where many families of meerkats can share the burrow. They dig the burrows with their sharp claws and have various ways of keeping dirt out of their eyes and ears. The meerkats' burrow has entrances and exits so they can enter and escape from more than one way. Meerkats keep a lookout for enemies who may enter the burrow or surround the burrow. Badgers use burrows differently. They live alone in their burrows unless a mother is caring for her young, then they live together. They also dig with their claws to make a perfect burrow. They have many burrows, which they use for a short time. In the winter, they block the entrances during hibernation. There are occasions when badgers dig into other animals' burrows and take over. Other animals may share a burrow with a different species of animal. This takes place at seashores and on riverbanks. The photographs go nicely with the text. The captions are relevant and informational. This would be an asset to any biological science curriculum. This is part of the "Where Animals Live" series. Reviewer: Rachel Miller

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780836887938
Publisher:
Gareth Stevens Publishing
Publication date:
01/28/2008
Series:
Where Animals Live Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
NC710L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

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