The Eucalyptus, from the family Myrtaceae, is famous for being one of the tallest trees on the planet. It grows up to 60 meters, or 200 feet tall and there are over 700 species of eucalyptus. Most come from Australia, New Guinea and Indonesia. They are evergreen trees, which means they don’t shed their leaves,…… Continue reading Eucalyptus!
Gorillas are in danger… More than half of the world’s endagered mountain gorillas live in the Virunga Mountains on the border of Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda. The rest live in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda. There are only 880 left. There are two different species. The Western Gorilla and the Eastern Gorilla live…… Continue reading Gorilla In Trouble
An elephant’s memory and intelligence is the key to its survival. In the wild each herd is led by one older female, or matriarch. When they come across another group of elephants, the matriarch will get into a defensive position because she realises that those elephants could threaten the safety of the herd. Aristotle described the elephant as “the animal…… Continue reading Elephants don’t forget. Let’s not forget them.
Why would anyone buy elephant tusks or rhino horns if it means that animals have to die? Millie Kerr explains the how and why poaching.
Elephants live in 37 African and six Asian countries. The African is larger, and is in fact the largest animal on land. Illustration ©Jane Ray 2017 Its shoulders can be up to 11 feet high and it can weigh up to six tons. Elephants use their trunks to breathe, wash, or hold things. They live…… Continue reading How Many Elephants left?