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5 Sci Ch 2 Test 2

3 ways warm-blooded animals survive cold weather migrate, hibernate or stay active
antlers a pair of solid bone projections branching from the top of a male deer's skull
balance of nature God's care for nature by giving it the ability to respond to change
bat only flying mammal
blubber a thick layer of fat under the skin of most sea mammals that protects them from the cold & helps them float
canines name scientists use for dogs
carnivore a meat-eating animal
cheetah the fastest land animal on earth
difference between monkeys and apes monkeys have tails; apes do not
domestic animal an animal that has been tamed and raised for man's use for many generations
endangered species animals that are so few in number that they are in danger of becoming extinct
extinct no longer in existence
felines name scientist use for cats
foal newborn horse
frog a padded cushion on the bottom of a horses' foot
gorilla largest ape
habitat the kind of place where each animal prefers to live
hedgehog a spine-covered insectivore that curls up into a ball when threatened
herbivore a plant-eating animal
How are a horse's molar and a rodent's incisors alike? They keep growing throughout the entire life of the animal.
incisors or front teeth teeth that grow constantly on a rodent
insectivore insect eating animal
instinct an inherited behavior pattern
lion a wild cat which lives in a pride
mammary gland gland in female mammals that produces milk to nourish the young
marsupial a mammal that gives birth to live offspring which finish developing in a special pouch
mole underground mammal that has large paws for digging
moose largest deer
musk produces the skunk's odor
nocturnal active at night
number of chambers a ruminant's stomach has 4
pack family group of wolves
panda a carnivore that eats mostly bamboo
platypus & echnida egg-laying mammals
polar bear animal with fur made of clear, hollow fibers, but appears to be white
pride family group of liions
purebred An animal whose parents are the same breed
rodents largest group of mammals
ruminant a cloven-hoofed animal which chews the cud
scavenger an animal that eats other animals which have already died
seven characteristics of mammals warm-blooded, have backbone, produce milk, breathe with lungs, have hair, most have four limbs, most give birth to live young
shrew a tiny insectivore that must eat almost 24 hours a day
social animal an animal that lives in a small or large group with others of the same kind
tiger longest cat
two egg-laying mammals platypus, echidna
two uses for hair warm and to hide from enemies
vertebrate an animal with a backbone
warm-blooded mantaining a regular body temp
What happens to a deer's antlers every year? They fall off.
What is unique about a cat's front claws? They are retractable (can be pulled in).
Why do arctic foxes have smaller ears than other foxes? to help them keep their body heat
womb or uterus where most baby mammals develop
Created by: Mrs_CC