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HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!

Happy Mother’s Day!

We’re celebrating moms today with some fun photos of wild animal moms! And if you somehow forgot to get your mom something, we have a card you can color! Thanks to all those moms for all the hard work you do!!

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MAY CRAFT- MOTHER’S CARDS!

MAY CRAFT!

MOTHER’S DAY CARDS!

Matertials:

  • Printable cards
  • Cardstock
  • Construction Paper
  • Crayons, Markers or Colored Pencils
  • Double sided tape or glue stick
  • Glitter/Glue-optional

 

Instructions:

Print out which card you like on card stock. Glue or tape to a piece of construction paper. Color you card! You can add glitter if you want to make it extra special!

Then give to mom with a BIG HUG!

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MOMS FEATHERY FRIDAY

MOMS FEATHERY FRIDAY

We’re off to the country of India to meet our last amazing animal mom! It is Feathery Friday, so that means this mom is a bird! These unusual and beautiful birds work hard with their males to make sure chicks are safe and sound. We’re going into the rainforest, so grab your bug repellant and let’s meet this mom!

MEET THE GREAT INDIAN HORNBILL!

   Range/Habitat: Southeast Asia/ rainforest

   Diet: Omnivore: figs, reptiles, frogs

   Length/Weight: up to 5 ft/ up to 6 ½ lbs

   Conservation Status: Lower risk

 

 

 

 

Fun Facts:

  • Great Indian Hornbills live in the canopy of the rainforest.
  • They are large birds with magnificent bills and casks on top of the bills.
  • Great Indian Hornbills build nests in the hollow of a tree.
  • They seal off the opening of the nest with mud, except for a small hole.
  • Great Indian Hornbill males feed the female through the small hole.
  • She stays in the enclosed nest until the chick hatches, for about 3 months.
  • Once the chick hatches, mom breaks out and then reseals the opening for another month, feeding the chick through a small hole.

 

We met some amazing moms this week and now we have a bird that seals itself into a tree to incubate its egg! That is crazy! Thank goodness there is a male around to feed her nibbles while she hangs out! Way to go Great Indian Hornbills!

We hope you enjoyed our moms week and that you are able to give your mom a big hug for all that she does for you!

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MOMS WATERY WEDNESDAY

MOMS WATERY WEDNESDAY

We’re diving down to the depths of the ocean to meet today’s fabulous mom! The ocean is full of moms large and small, some that give live birth and some that lay eggs and go about their way! This cephalopod lays her eggs and then protects them until they hatch! But it’s not that simple, so let’s grab our diving gear and meet these special animals!

MEET THE COMMON OCTOPUS!

   Range/Habitat: Mediterranean- North Atlantic/ rocky bottoms

   Diet: Carnivore: crabs, crustaceans, mollusks

   Length: Head 9” arms up 3 ft

   Conservation Status: Common

 

 

Fun Facts:

  • Common octopi are cephalopods.
  • They have no skeleton and four pairs of arms.
  • Common octopi are considered very intelligent.
  • Common octopus moms lay up to 50,000 eggs in a dark cave.
  • They stay with the eggs while they develop, generally around 2-6 months.
  • Common octopus moms take care of the eggs, by cleaning, holding and blowing oxygen over them.
  • They will not hunt or eat while they are taking care of the eggs.
  • Common octopus moms pass away soon after the babies hatch.

Wow, octopus moms give their life to make sure that their babies hatch safely! That is one amazing mom! We thought octopi before and now we love them even more!!

 

 

 

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