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Eco - traveller - National Schools Partnership
Eco - traveller
Name
Class
Date
Activity sheet 6. Kenya
This activity sheet introduces you to the
white and black rhino and the reasons for
their extinction.
ya
ts
K
en
F ac
Did you know?
imals in Kenya but
• There are many an
tacular is the
one of the most spec e species of
e fiv
rhinoceros. There ar
o of which live in
rhino in the world, tw
o and the white
Kenya: the black rhin
are endangered
rhino, both of which
species.
difference between
• There is no colour
white rhino species
the two rhinos. The
om the colour of its
gets its name not fr
ape of its mouth.
coat but from the sh
its name from the
The white rhino gets
hich means ‘wide’.
Dutch word ‘weit’, w
uare wide mouth is
The white species' sq black rhino's
The
suitable for grazing.
which makes it
mouth is triangular
g’. Browsing is when
suitable for ‘browsin
d even twigs from
animals eat leaves an
shrubs and trees.
is large, even the
• Though the rhino
arge at speeds of 35
biggest ones can ch
miles an hour.
s
tiptoe. Each foot ha
• The rhino walks on
e
th
is
e middle toe
three stubby toes; th
ain support for the
largest and is the m
Rhinos have poor
rhino's heavy body.
ake up for it with
eyesight, but they m
hearing and smell.
their keen senses of
k the rhino’s horn is
• Some people thin
isn’t. In fact, the
made of ivory, but it
tin, a protein that is
horn is made of kera
d fingernails.
also found in hair an
Mother a
nd Baby
Black Rh
ino
ino
White Rh
Spot the
differenc
Draw two
e:
p
rhino and ictures, one of a b
lack
one of a
w
Make cle
ar the ma hite rhino.
in
between
the two s differences
pecies.
Did you know? By 2014 Thomson & First Choice will have raised £14 million
for the World Care Fund, helping the environment and local communities.
Eco - traveller
K
en
Activity sheet 6. Kenya
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Collective nouns
a group of
A collective noun is the name for
noun for a
things. For example, the collective
group of dogs
group of rhinos is a ‘crash’ and a
is called a ‘pack’.
ed by a list of
Below is a list of creatures follow
r them up.
collective nouns. See if you can pai
a group of
A helpful hint: think about what
.
giraffes or hedgehogs looks like
Creatures
bees
cattle
chickens
giraffes
penguins
ants
vipers
rhinoceroses
ducks
swallows
snakes
cats (kittens)
monkeys
dogs
fish
crows
dolphins
rats
hedgehogs
birds
Collective nouns
army of
swarm of
flock of
litter of
herd of
flock of
murder of
pack of
pod of
flock of
school of
tower of
prickle of
troop of
colony of
plague of
crash of
pit of
flight of
nest of
Reasons for extinc
tion
You will find listed
below a range of re
asons why
animals become ex
tinct. Work out whi
ch of these
might threaten the
black rhino in partic
ular.
Then, see if you ca
n create some idea
s of your
own to help protec
t this magnificent cr
eature.
Human beings thre
aten the survival of
animals in
a number of ways:
• Farming: Land used
by wild animals is cla
imed for farming.
• Hunting either fo
r meat or body parts
,
su
ch as tusks or horns.
• Building: Land is
used for building ho
me
s
and offices.
• Mining: Land is us
ed for mining and/o
r
log
gin
g, which can
damage the landsca
pe and make it unsu
itable for some anim
• Climate change: Ch
als.
anges in climate with
in a habitat can be so
great that some anim
als can no longer su
rvive there.
Top Tip
Love animals and the environment. If you go on safari remember that rare
and beautiful animals prefer it if you don’t get too close. Take care not to
damage plants or flowers too. Can you think of your own top tip?

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