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Animals/Zoology

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mammals
Humans, dogs, and whales are _____________. = a type of animal that drinks milk from its mother's body when it is young.
claws
Bears have sharp dangerous ___________. = a sharp curved nail on an animal, bird, or some insects
reptiles
Snakes and lizards are ___________. a type of animal whose body temperature changes according to the temperature around it, and that usually lays eggs to have babies
habitats
They study the animals in their natural _________. = the natural home of a plant or animal.
predators
Lions are ________. = an animal that kills and eats other animals
fur
Cats, dogs, and rabbits all have ________. = the thick soft hair that covers the bodies of some animals
scales
Fish and snakes have _________. = one of the small flat pieces of skin that cover the bodies of some animals
reproduce
Some animals like turtles go to a special place to __________. = have babies/young animals
extinct
Dinosaurs went __________ thousands of years ago. = an animal or plant does not exist anymore
endangered
Polar bears are an __________ species. = an animal or plant that may soon no longer exist because there are so few of them
hunt
Some people _________ deer. = to chase animals and birds in order to kill or catch them
survive
Every year, the animals _________ the harsh winter. = to continue to live in bad conditions
die out
Unless we do something now, hundreds of plant and animal species will _________. = go extinct; disappear (two words)
instinct
Birds build nests by _________. = a natural kind of behavior that is not taught; known from birth
domesticated
Dogs have been _________ for thousands of years = animals are able to work for people or live with them as pets
wild
They saw many ______ animals in the jungle. = living in a natural state, not changed or controlled by people
traps
They put out some _______ to catch mice. = a piece of equipment for catching animals
released
They captured and then _________ the bears into the wild. = to let an animal or person go free, after having kept them somewhere
observed
The scientists ________ the gorillas for many weeks. = to watch something to see what happens and make notes
protect
They passed a law to ________ the birds that live around here. = to keep someone or something safe from harm, damage, or illness
omnivores
Humans are ________. = an animal that eats both meat and plants
carnivores
Tigers are _______. = an animal that eats meat
herbivores
Deer are ______. = an animal that eats only plants
dominant
The largest male gorilla is usually the _________ one in the group and is the leader. = more powerful, important, or noticeable than others
species
They saw several different ________ of birds. = a group of animals or plants whose members are similar and can reproduce together
genetically
Humans and monkeys are _________ very similar. = relating to genes or DNA
distinct
The mammoth was related to, but _________ from, modern elephants. = not the same; different
prey
The tiger was stalking its ________. = an animal, bird etc that is hunted and eaten by another animal; the victim
attack
The tiger was quiet and waited to _______ the deer. = an act of violence that is intended to hurt or kill a person or animal
defense
Some animals have very interesting ______ strategies. = used to protect someone or something against attack
primates
__________ are quite intelligent. = a member of the group of animals that includes humans and monkeys
feathers
Birds have _______. = one of the light soft things that cover a bird's body
breeds
Some _______ of dogs are more dangerous than others. = a type of animal that is part of the same species
cage
They put the bird in a ________. = a structure made of wires or bars in which birds or animals can be kept
creatures
Scientists discovered new ________ in the deep sea. = anything that is living, such as an animal, fish, or insect, but not a plant
insects
She doesn't like ________. = a small creature such as a fly or ant, that has six legs, and sometimes wings
bark
Dogs often ________ at strangers. = short, loud sounds a dog makes
organisms
All _________ adapt to their environments. = an animal, plant, human, or any other living thing
nest
The bird built a ________. = a place made or chosen by a bird to lay its eggs in and to live in
paw
The lion got a thorn in his ______. = an animal's foot that has nails or claws
vet
Their dog was sick so they took him to the _______. = animal doctor
tame
These elephants are ________. = an animal or bird is not wild any longer, because it has been trained to live with people
experiments
Scientists often do _______ on animals. = a scientific test done to find out how something reacts under certain conditions
abstract
Do animals have _________ thinking abilities? = thinking about ideas and qualities rather than as something real that you can see or touch
growled
The dog _______ at me yesterday. = a long deep angry sound that an animal makes
nonverbal
Dogs express happiness through ________ behavior like wagging their tails. = actions that do not use words
poachers
__________ often try to kill elephants for their ivory tusks. = someone who illegally catches or kills animals, birds, or fish
rescued
Recently, they _________ some dogs that were in bad homes. = to save someone or something from a situation of danger or harm
jungle
Many animals live in the _______. = a thick tropical forest with many large plants growing very close together
prairie
The studied animals on the ________. = a wide open area of fairly flat land in North America which is covered in grass or wheat
forest
There were many birds and small animals in the ________. = a large area of land that is covered with trees
captured
They ________ some animals that escaped from the zoo. = to catch an animal after chasing or following it
disguise
Some animals ________ themselves to defend against predators. = to change how you look or sound so that people do not recognize you
abuse
They want to prevent animal _________. = when you hurt a person or animal especially over time.
shelter
They did volunteer work at an animal _________. = a place for homeless animals or people where they can stay and get help.
stray
They found a _______ dog. = an animal, such as a dog or cat that is lost or has no home
feed
They need to ______ the animals every day. = give food to someone or an animal to eat at that moment
cruelty
They are trying to prevent animal _________. = trying to cause pain to other people or animals
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