SCIENCE WORD OF THE WEEK!
Hello and welcome back to class! We have a great word today that even applies to me! Is everyone ready to learn?
Today’s word is Prehensile: a body part of an animal that has the ability to grasp something by wrapping around it. Often we think of prehensile tails with monkeys, but very few monkeys have that adaptation. Only monkeys that live in South and Central America have prehensile tails.
The tips of Ellie’s trunk are prehensile! She can use them to grasp even one blade of grass. Other animals that have prehensile tails include; spider monkeys, howler monkeys, opossums, binturongs and me!