IVORY COAST AND KENYA: ANIMALS

1. Let's talk about lions.  They range in size from 7.9 - 9.5 feet.  They weigh between 265 - 420 pounds.  They eat 10 - 15 pounds of food a day.  It takes a lot of tries to make their kill.  (1:6 ratio of successes to tries).  They travel in groups called prides.  Some prides have as many as 40 members.
Find the middle of the range for height.__________________________
Find the middle of the range for weight.__________________________
Find the middle of the range of amount of food eaten. ______________
Make a ratio of average amount of food to average weight__________________
If the pride makes 50 attempts to kill its prey, approximately how many successes did they have? _____________

2. Now let's talk about giraffes.  Their tongue is 18 inches long! The female is 14 to 15 feet tall.  The male is 15 to 17 feet tall.  They weigh between 1210 and 3960 pounds and run at a speed of 35 mph.  They eat leaves and grasses.
Find the average weight. ____________
If a giraffe runs for 30 minutes at full speed, how far did it go?  Remember D = R x T.
Giraffes are a favorite food for lions.  Look at the average weight for both animals.  How do you think this is done?
Why do you think that they have such long tongues?

3. Zebras are cool.  Lions love to eat them also.  They eat grasses.  They are 50 inches tall and weigh between 300 and 600 pounds. They run at 40 mph.
What is the average weight? ________________
Using the same information as for the giraffe, how far did the zebra run at the same time? ___________________

4. Cheetahs run very fast and eat a lot.  They eat 30 pounds of meat a day yet they are about half the size of the lion.  If there are 10 cheetahs in a group and 10 lions in a group, how much more food would be needed for the cheetahs? ___________

5. The striped hyena lives in East Africa--in the Kenya area.  In their world, the female is the dominant one even though she is smaller.  They weigh between 90 and 190 pounds and are 28 to 35 inches tall. They are carnivores.
Find the average height and weight. _______________________________________
How many hyenas would it take to feed 4 cheetahs? ____________________ 15 lions? ____________________

6. Let's make some comparisons. Fill in this spreadsheet from the information you figured out on this paper.

 ANIMAL AVERAGE HEIGHT AVERAGE WEIGHT FOOD EATEN

Ivory Coast and Kenya Animals Solutions

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