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Friend to animals

Friend to animals

Friends to animals resource from Pets at Home      Pets at Home logo

Either
Do one clause from each section.

Or
All the clauses from one section.


Pets

*Make a poster or leaflet about your favourite pet animal showing:
- what it eats
- where it comes from
- what kind of exercise it needs
- how it likes to play.

*Find out about working animals like guide dogs or horses. Explain how they are trained and why they are useful.

*Choose an animal charity and find out about its work. Help support its work, for example join one of its sponsored events.

*Draw a picture or write a poem or story about a pet. Show what makes it special and individual.

Endangered animals

*Make a poster or leaflet about an endangered animal. Include details about:
- where it lives
- what it eats
- why it is endangered.

*Choose a charity or organisation that helps protect endangered animals. Help support its work, for example join one of its sponsored events.

*Find out about some animals that are already extinct. Explain why this has happened, and what can be done so it doesn't happen in the future.

*Make up a quiz, game or activity about endangered animals for your Six.

Zoos, animal sanctuaries and wildlife reserves

*Visit your nearest zoo, animal sanctuary or wildlife reserve. Find out about some of the animals that live there, including at least one you hadn't heard of before. Make a scrapbook about your visit.

*Look at the different colours and patterns of animals. Explain why animals need camouflage. Use some of the patterns you see in a piece of art, for example a face mask.

*Describe how life is different for animals that live in the wild to those that live in captivity.

*Find out how some zoos' conservation work helps to protect endangered animals. Get details of the adoption schemes that are run by some zoos and sanctuaries.

Animal care

*Know why humans are a threat to animals, and what can be done about it. Make a poster or leaflet showing how Brownies can help.

*Imitate five animals for the rest of your Six to guess.

*Know where your local vet's surgery is and when it is open. Explain:
- why your pet might need to visit the vet
- what you would do if you found a sick or stray animal. *Make a book about animals for a young child. Choose at least five animals and say where they live, what they eat and what their babies are called.

Need some help? (each link opens in a new window)

ARKive Education - Fun stuff
BBC Nature: Animals
Animal Planet Discovery
Animals on National Geographic
Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society


 

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