swow terrestrial

We’re so happy to be back here in class today! We’ve been having trouble with the computers here at the University- so that is why there has been a lack of posts from your favorite elephant and horse! They’ll be back in full swing tomorrow with World Turtle Day!

Last week we learned about animals that live in trees, today we’re learn about animals that live on the ground.

Terrestrial (tə-ˈres-t(r)ē-əl): animals or plants that live on or in the land. Many insects, animals and loads of plants call the ground their home. These creatures can not or do not climb. They find shelter in bushes, burrows or vegetation.  Can you think of any terrestrial animals? I can think of two!

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That’s right- horses and elephants are terrestrial animals! Because of their size and hoofed feet they run and live on the land! They have been known to take the occasional dip in water too! Hahaha!

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4 thoughts on “SCIENCE WORD OF THE WEEK!

  1. Bears! Bears are terrestrial. But ET was extra terrestrial. Hmm….

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  3. I try to fly and climb all the time, but alas, I am also terrestrial….

    Love and licks,

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