Habitats and Environments

by Henry Meredith


In this booklet I am going to tell you lots of facts about 2 very different animals that live in 2 very different environments.I want to tell you also,if i think they could survive in each others environments.

The 2 animals that I am going to look at are the Polar Bear who lives in extremely cold climates and the Cobra who lives in hot tropical climates.

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The Cobra

They typically live in hot tropical areas like the rain forests of India, China and South East Asia.

  • They can swim well and they like to live near water and trees
  • They normally grow to about 13 feet but have been known to grow up to 18 feet
  • There is enough venom in a single bite to kill 1 elephant or 20 adults
  • They eat other snakes ,small mammals and lizards
  • They are the only snakes to build nests for their eggs
  • They shed their skin 4 to 6 times a year
  • They live to be around 20
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The Polar Bear

The polar bear lives in the Arctic
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some Polar Bear facts!

  • Polar bears have black skin and although their fur appears white, it is actually see-through!

    • It is the largest meat eater that lives on land.

    • Seals make up most of a polar bears diet.

    • Male polar bears can weigh up to 680 kg (1500 lb).

    • Female polar bears usually only weigh about half as much as males.

    • Polar bears spend most of their time at sea.

    • Scientists think there are around 20000 polar bears.

    • Polar bears have 42 teeth.

    • Polar bears keep warm thanks to nearly 10 cm of blubber under the skin.

    • Polar bears have an excellent sense of smell: they can smell seals nearly a mile away (1.6 km).

    • Polar bears can reach speeds up to 40 kph (25 mph) on land and 10 kph (6 mph) in water

Could the Cobra live in the Arctic?

No,as it hasn't got fur or blubber...it would freeze!

Could the polar bear live in the rain forests?

No...it would get too hot and there aren't any seals to eat or enough fish