Familiar Animals by Encyclopedia Britannica

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Buffalo n in la ead of a P was the h KNOW? t DID YOwUas once so plentiful ,ththae BISON Howling at the Moon SE A T GH A RCH LI lone coyote howling at the Moon may be a familiar sight for anyone who’s watched cowboy movies. It’s true that the coyote is famous for its night concerts. Sometimes it utters short yaps. Other times it makes long howls. This is how coyotes talk, but to people coyotes sound sad. ” This is because it is related to the wolf. Both are members what family? of the dog family.

In some places people keep crickets or grasshoppers in cages to listen to their songs. LEARN MORE! ve, but out U O Y ID D beli ises em hard to no It may se ost all the insects lm a y tr n u y in the co re made b at night a nes that sound r a e h u o y eo —even th and frogs people. or like birds 32 © 2008 Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. RCH LI T GH SE A INSECTS Answer: The three parts of an insect’s body are the head, the thorax, and the abdomen. © 2008 Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. ★ What are the three parts of an insect’s body?

The five-lined skink is very small. It usually grows to be only about five to eight inches long. ” H A tail tha prehensile ade “ d e ll a c sm things is ot only ha n s il ta e il ut has let prehens limbers b c t a re hands g s hen their monkey w s g in th na up xtra bana them pick h as an e c u s — y s are bu for later! Most monkeys live in a) the Himalayas. b) hot deserts. c) tropical rainforests. 54 © 2008 Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. MONKEYS Cute Clowns and Big V Bullies © Kennan Ward/Corbis © Kevin Schafer/Corbis isitors to a zoo are always attracted by the antics of monkeys.

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