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    Squirrel


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    Native to the Americas, Eurasia and Africa
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    We can live in almost every habitat, and are mostly herbivorous.


    We have excellent sight and can live for 5 to 10 years in the wild.


    The squirrel family includes rodents. 


    Types of squirrel include tree squirrels, ground squirrels, chipmunks, marmots and flying squirrels.


    We have many predators including hawks, owls, foxes and wildcats.

    Deer 


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    There are around 50 species of deer.


    Male deer are called Bucks and females are called Does.


    The smallest deer is the Southern Pudu which weighs only 9 kilos and is only 36 centimetres tall.


    The largest deer is the Moose which can grow to 2 metres in height and can weigh over 800 kilos.


    We live all over the world except Australia and Antarctica
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    We are very social and travel in herds
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    My predators are bobcats, coyotes, mountain lions and humans.

    Hedgehog 


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    There are 17 species of hedgehog.


    We are native to Europe, Asia and Africa.


    We are primarily nocturnal, sleeping during the day in bushes or in dens dug in the ground.


    We can roll into a tight ball
    to defend ourselves, with all our spines pointing outwards.


    We have poor eyesight but
    have an excellent sense of smell and hearing.


    We are omnivorous.


    We live on average 4-7 years in the wild.


    Our main predator is the badger.

     

    Turkey

     


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    We are native to the Americas and first domesticated by people in Mexico from at least 800 BC

     


    Wild turkeys can fly and roost in trees at night.

     

     

    We have lots of predators.

     


    We have been used for meat since AD 1100 and now are often eaten at 
    Christmas.

    Moose or Elk


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    I am the largest and heaviest species in the deer family
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    A male is called a Bull, a female a Cow and a baby a Calf
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    A male’s antlers can grow to 1.8 metres wide from tip to tip and are shed each winter after mating season.


    I live mostly in forests in North America, Fennoscandia, the Baltics and Russia.


    I am a
    solitary animal and do not live in a herd. 


    We are herbivores and live for 15-20 years in the wild.


    I can grow to 2 metres in height and can weigh over 800 kilos.


    My predators are the grey wolf, bears, and humans.

     

     

    Mouse

     


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    There are more than 30 species of mice.

     


    The house mouse makes a great pet
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    We have excellent hearing that can hear ultrasound
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    We love to
    explore, chew and gnaw as our teeth are constantly growing.

     


    We are mainly herbivores, and usually nocturnal.

     

    Wolf


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    The grey wolf is a canine native to Eurasia and North America.


    We are social animals living in families of 5 to 11 animals called packs.


    Sometimes 2 or 3 families live together in large packs of up to 42 wolves.


    We are carnivores and hunt in packs
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    We live 6 to 8 years in the wild.


    Our main predators are humans
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    Woodpecker 


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    We are omnivores, and live in forests and woodlands worldwide, except for Australasia, Madagascar and Antarctica.


    Our chisel-like bill is used for drilling trees, where we can find insects to eat.
    We also drum on trees for communication
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    We can peck 20 times a second
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    We have zygodactyl feet with 2 toes facing forward and 2 backwards – this helps us walk up tree trunks
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    Woodpeckers mate for life and both male and females prepare the nest.


    Young woodpeckers leave the nest at one month old.


    We can live between 5-11 years in the wild.

    Skunk 


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    Native to North and South America, we are famous for our ability to spray a liquid with a strong unpleasant smell.


    This spray is powerful enough to ward off bears and other attackers.
    We are omnivorous.


    Solitary by nature, we may gather together in dens for warmth.


    We have excellent senses of smell and hearing but poor vision. 


    We can live up to 7 years in the wild.


    A baby skunk is called a kit

    Fox 


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    We live on every continent except Antarctica
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    There are 12 species of “true foxes” and another 25 species called foxes.


    A male fox is called a ‘dog fox’ and a female a ‘vixen’


    A group of foxes is
    called a skulk, leash or earth.


    Baby foxes are called cubs, pups or kits.


    We can live to 15
    years old in captivity, but typically 5 years in the wild.


    Our main predators are coyotes, lynx and humans.

    Frog

     

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    We are carnivorous amphibians.

    We live in a wide range of habitats, on all continents except Antarctica. 

    There are around 4,800 species of frog

    We lay our eggs in water, which hatch into tadpoles, and then grow into adult frogs.

    We absorb water through our skin as well as oxygen.
    Some frogs can jump 20 times
    their own body length – like a human jumping 30 metres.

    The largest frog in the world is the Goliath frog which can be 32 centimetres long and over 3 kilos in weight.

    The smallest frog in the world is 7 millimetres long and fits on a small coin.
    Camouflage is a common defensive tactic we use.

    Our croak is unique and in some species can be heard up to a mile away.

     

    Badger


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    There are 11 species of badger divided into Eurasian badgers, honey badgers and American badgers.


    We are omnivores, and are related to otters, polecats and weasels. 

    European badgers are the largest, weighing up to 18 kg.


    A male European badger is called a boar and a female a sow. A young badger is a cub.


    Badger colonies are often called clans and a badgers home is called a
    set.


    Badgers are fierce fighters if attacked and are good diggers who can catch food underground.


    We can live to around 15 years in the wild.

    Our predators include wolves, lynx, bears and humans.

     

     

    Beaver


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    I am a large nocturnal, semiaquatic rodent.


    The North American beaver and Eurasian beaver, are known for building dams, canals and homes known as lodges.


    We are the second largest rodent in the world, and are mainly nocturnal.


    Beaver colonies create dams to protect their homes against predators
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    Our predators include wolves, lynx, bears and humans.


    Our lifespan is around 10 years in the wild.

     

    Raccoon 


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    Native to North America, this mammal is noted for its intelligence.


    Racoons can make over 50 sounds to communicate. 


    Our front paws have 5 toes which function like a human hand.


    We are usually nocturnal and are omnivores
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    There are 22 subspecies of raccoon, ranging in size from 5 to 26 kilos.


    Our predators include bobcats, coyotes and great horned owls.

     

    Lynx


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    A lynx is any of 4 species
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    Eurasian lynx
    are native to forests in Europe, Central Asia and Siberia and is the largest in size.


    Canada lynx is native to North American forests and is a good climber and swimmer


    Iberian lynx is endangered and is native to the Iberian Peninsula.


    Bobcat is the smallest of the 4 species, is native to North America, and has 12 subspecies.


    Lynx are carnivores, usually solitary, and live to around 15 years in the wild or over 20
    years in captivity.


    Owl


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    There are around 200 species of Owl.


    We are carnivorous, and hunt mostly small mammals, while some species hunt fish.


    We live in all regions on Earth except Antarctica.


    Owls can rotate their heads and necks up to 270 degrees, as
    we have twice the number of neck vertebrae than humans.


    Female owls tend to be larger than male owls.


    Owls are mainly nocturnal and can fly almost silently, which is a strong advantage when hunting.


    Owls are generally solitary but when seen together the group is called a ‘parliament’

    Boar


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    There are up to 16 subspecies of wild boar.


    We live in Eurasia, North Africa and the Greater Sunda Islands.


    Our predators are the grey wolf, tiger, leopard, Komodo dragon and humans.


    We are omnivores, and eat a wide variety of food rivalling that of humans.


    Females and their young live in groups called ‘sounds’ which can have 6 to 30 members.


    We live for around 10 years in the wild and up to 25 years in captivity.

     

     

    Brown bear


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    Brown bears live in northern Eurasia and North America.


    They can vary in colour from brown to almost black to cream to yellowish brown.


    Males can be at most around 3 metres tall (over 9 feet) and weigh up to 360 kg


    We are omnivores and generally solitary.


    We can live to around 25 years old in the wild
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    Our predators are other bears, tigers and humans.

     

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    Woodland animals series designed by Maya Simler & Illustrated by Barbara Dziadosz. All registered designs.

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