By: Alyson Immanivong and Molly Irland
Hanging monkey cheetah
What will it eat?
How will it catch and get food and water?
How will it keep warm and cool?
Where will it take shelter?
How will it protect itself from predators?
How will it defend its young from predators?
Size of the Designer Animal
Height: 60 cm.
Width: 30 cm.
2.) The pouch on their stomach is beginning to form slightly. This pouch will be used to hold their young for when the young are first born and to also help protect them from predators. If a predator is beginning to attack, the young can use the pouch for safety and comfort.
3.) More and more muscles are beginning to form within the legs of our animal. The muscles are few as of right now and are not at their full potential just yet. The animal can use the few extra muscles to run a bit faster as well as climb trees better.
4.) Because a sloth normally has only 2 to 3 toes on each foot, the extra toes are just now beginning to form, but are facing forwards like the rest. This adaptation of the extra toes can help the animal support its body weight better as well as the body weight of their young that may lay on them.
2.) The animal now has a pouch that has fully developed and is large enough to fit its young. The pouch is used not only to help its young keep comfort during any chilly nights, but also to protect the young. If a predator is approaching, the young can go into the pouch while the animal flees or fights. This adaptation comes from the present day Kangaroo
3.) The legs have now also fully developed and has all of the muscles needed to make up its string and powerful legs. The legs also have beneficial aerodynamics for speed. This adaptation helps the animal flee from predators by being able to run at very high speeds and also climb trees quickly, even while its young may be holding on to them. This adaptation comes from the present day Cheetah.
4.) The toes on the feet have now rotated facing backward. What this means is every other toe (this being the first and the fourth toe) is now facing in the opposite direction so it can, for instance, wrap around and hold a grip on branches. This adaptation can be used to, as stated, hold a strong grip on branches which then helps our animal to support the weight of them and their young while sleeping or climbing high into the trees while hiding from predators or looking for food. This adaptation comes from the present day Parrot.
- "How to Draw a Sloth for Kids." How to Draw a Sloth for Kids, Step by Step, Animals For Kids, For Kids, FREE Online Drawing Tutorial, Added by Dawn, May 19, 2012, 2:29:30 pm. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Feb. 2017.