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Complete clauses 1 and 2, then do either 3 or 4. 

1. Choose an animal and keep a diary about it for ten days. The animal could be a wild animal or a pet. You could make notes about its feeding habits, sleeping habits, grooming and care or exercise and play. 

2. Imagine that you are going on holiday for two weeks and a friend is going to look after your animal. Leave your friend clear instructions about how to take care of it. Make it clear what your friend should do in case of an emergency. 

3. Choose a wild animal that has become endangered and find out as much as you can about it. Present your findings in an interesting way. This could be a poster, leaflet, slide show or PowerPoint presentation. Show your presentation to an interested audience. 

4. Design a poster or game to help others to understand the responsibilities of owning a pet.