Unit 4

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amoruos
behaving in a sexual manner
baboon
a kind of large african monkey
chimpanzee
a kind of ape, closely related to humans
companion
a friend
creature
an animal
disappear from sight
to go so far away that you can't see it any more
dive
to go beneath the surface of water
dolphin
a kind of mammal that lives in the sea
embrace
if to creature are in an embrace, they hold each other
environmental
worries about the environment
flipper
the "arm" of a whale seal or other sea mammal
gibbon
a kind of ape from southern asia
gorilla
a very large, black african ape
grief
the deep sadness you feel when someone dies
hunter
a person who chases and kills animals for food or sport
inlet
a long narrow bit of seawater almost surrounded by land
joy
great happines
killer whale
a typ of black and white whale
to mate
to join sexually
neuroscientist
a scientist who specialises in the nervous system
parrot
a kind of bright-coloured exotic bird
orang-utan
a kind if ape from asia with orange-brown hair
pleasure
a feeling of happiness and satisfaction
pup
a young animal
to purr
to make noise like a happy cat
to revive
to bring back to life
sea lion
a type of large animal that lives by the sea
starve to death
to die because of lack of food
strategy
a technique
animal rights activist
a person who campaigns against the exploitation of animals
ape
animals that include chimpanzee...
be in competition
to want the same food etc
bush meat
meat that comes from wild animals
deforestation
the destruction of forests
ecology
the study of the relationships between animals, plants, people and the environment
ecosystem
all the plants and animals in a place and how they relate to each other
endangered
in danger of disappearing completely
extinction
the total disappearance from the world of a creature
habitat
the natural environment in which a particular plant or animal lives
national park
a large area of land where the plants and animals are protected
primates
monkeys, apes and humans
rainforest
thick, tropical forest where it rains a lot
relation
a relative
resemble
to look like
resources
things such as food and land that are needed
sophisticated
complex and intelligent
survival
continued existence
threatened
in danger
vivisection
using live animals for scientific experiments
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