Saturday, 21 January 2017

SLJ Famous/Infamous Animals

SLJ Week 4 Day 18 Famous/Infamous Animals

Imagine that you have just entered the zoo. On your blog, tell us what you think you might see on your visit. You can start with this sentence: I had just entered the zoo when, all of a sudden, I saw…

Aim for a blog post of 8 - 10 sentences in length. You can do it!
I have just entered the zoo when, all of a sudden, I walk around to the see what's everyone looking at. Heaps of people were surrounding the tigers cage. I looked down into see what's happening and the tiger show was being held. It started a while ago so it was almost over. A instructor was in there showing tricks and things likes that. Then it was time for a break. All of a sudden I hear people screaming. I look around and see a kid in the habitat. At the time the kid looked unconscious with blood dripping from his head. The tiger started going closer and closer to the kid. I knew just what to do. I was crazy enough to jump right into the cage and save the kid. Once I jumped in the cage the tiger got defense so I reached into my backpack and got of some snacks. I threw them far away from us so it can give us time to run away.  Eveybody tried calling for help. but they didn't know I had it all undercontrol. About 10 secs later a bunch of rescue peple came in and saved us two. Once I got back up this woman comes up to me and says " THANK YOU thank you so much. If you didn't go down there I think and save my son I think I would jumped in myself. Thank you.". 

Activity 2 

When you are at the zoo, you have the chance to learn about some animals that are specifically found in your country. They are called ‘indigenous’ animals. This means that they are originally from your country. Use Google to identify two indigenous animals from your country. On your blog, post a picture of the animals and tell us a bit about them. What are they called? Where do they live? What do they eat?
Kiwi - A kiwi is a flightless bird native to New zealand. Kiwis like places with wetland and where trees run down a rivers edge, because they are soil feeders. Kiwis eat grubs, seeds, and diffrent types of worms.
Image result for kiwi bird
Kakapo - The kakapo is the heaviest parrot in the world, but the Kakapo is near excition due to hunters, habitat loss, and predators. The kakapo eats seeds, fruits, nuts and berries. Cats, humans and stoats are all predators to the kakapo.
Image result for Kakapo

Activity 3

The New Zealand government is trying to save the kakapo. They are looking for creative ideas. What do you think they could do? On your blog, tell us what you think should be done to save the kakapo. Please be as creative as you can!
To save the kakapo I would keep watch by setting cameras and people near by. And making sure that no predators are around at anytime. Then where it lives probably move it to a save space where it has a no predators in it's way. My story was a bit short, but hope new zealand can help save the kakapo from extinction.


  1. Hi Davarni,

    I enjoyed reading your story - it was imaginative and had a good beginning, middle and end. I wonder what happened to the Lion - I hope it got frightened away after you jumped in!

  2. Hi Davarni,

    I have to agree with Ms. Stone. I really enjoyed your story and wondered exactly the same thing. What happened to the lion? Was it sent back into the wild or did they keep it in the zoo and secure the habitat so that other children weren't able to get into it as the child in your story had done?

    Interestingly, there was a story recently in the news about a young child who fell into a gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati zoo. The gorilla in the enclosure was named 'Harambe' and it made international news because the young boy was rescued and was unharmed. Whew!

    I hope that we are also able to save our kakapo here in New Zealand. We need a hero to leap in and rescue them before they go extinct! I think that your idea of setting up cameras and watching them is a good step in the right direction. I do worry that the camera might not be enough to prevent predators from approaching the birds and injuring/killing them. Perhaps we may also need to move the birds into a secure enclosure where we can monitor them more closely and keep predators at bay (away)...

    Lovely job with your post today, Davarni. You wrote a great story and provided a really nice description of both the kiwi bird and the kakapo.

    Keep up the great effort! We have five full days left in the Summer Learning Journey so there is plenty of time to post your great blogs and earn lots of points!

    Rachel :)

  3. Hi Miss Stone and Rachel,

    I left you both wondering. I'll make sure to edit my blog post.

  4. Hi Davarni,

    Thanks for editing the post :) We're really enjoying your blogs. They're very entertaining!