|Endangered Species: Jaguar
A Orleans Wood Elementary School
Submitted by: Kim, Grade 4
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Photo Courtesy of the CyberZoo Mobile
Why Study This Topic?
I wanted to study this topic because I
did not know too much about the jaguar . I wanted to see how fast the jaguar
runs and where it lives.
What Was Already Known
Before I researched the jaguar, I knew that
it was part of the cat family and it was a fast runner.
Search for Information
I started by looking in the March 1990
Owl Magazine. I also had a book called Scientific Encounters
of the Endangered Kind.
Description of Plant or Animal
The jaguar is part of the cat family.
The jaguar has four beautiful colours. They are golden brown, yellow, black
and white.There is only white on its neck.
The jaguar has small cotton-sized dots
all over its fur. This powerful animal has powerful claws. It is a mammal.
The jaguar is eight feet long and two to four feet tall. It weighs one
hundred to two hundred pounds.
The jaguar lives in Belize, Central America.
The jaguar lives in the understory of the rain forest.
The jaguar is the only member in the cat
family that likes to swim. This helps it to hunt its prey. Its eyes glow
in the dark. That helps it see better so that it can kill its prey.
Reasons for Endangerment
The jaguar is endangered because hunters
kill it for its fur so that people can make fur coats. The rain forest
is being cut down. When they slash and burn the forest, they kill the jaguar.
People can save the jaguars by not hunting
them or using their fur and not shooting them for sport. We can also save
them if we stop cutting down the rain forest.
What Was Learned
I found out that jaguars weigh between
one hundred and two hundred eighty pounds. I did not think they were that
big. I also learned that their eyes can glow in the dark. I learned that
it is fun to do research.
Conclusions From Research
This is the first time I had to edit my
work in a project. That was good because I could find most of my mistakes
myself. It helped me complete a good product.
Research is lots of work, but it is
fun, too. I also learned that we need to stop cutting down the rainforest,
because it is the only way that we can save the jaguar.
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