GIVE THANKS TO ANIMALS WEEK!!
We’re giving thanks to all the animals this week! We’re going to share some amazing animals that help our planet each day! So let’s give a shout out to the seed dispersing animals out there!
Each fall and winter squirrels gather nuts to eat. They bury their catches to eat during the winter. Often they forget some of the places they bury those acorns and nuts and thus, a new tree is planted! Way to go squirrels!!
Fruit bats are amazing creatures. They are true flying mammals! Unlike their insect eating cousins, fruit bats eat fruit! And when these inhabitants of the forests poop, they disperse the seeds of the fruit! Those seeds then grow into new fruit trees!
Hornbills live in the rainforests and like our friends the fruit bats, they eat fruit! They especially like figs! After a full day of eating figs, our friend the hornbill will poop out fig seeds and start the cycle of growing a fig tree all over again!
Wow! Did you know that animals help grow trees? Either through burying those seeds or dropping them around in their poop, these animals help our planet! We say thank you squirrels, fruit bats and hornbills!