Animal Who Am I?

... 14 to 26 inches long if you don't count my long, furry tail. ❖ I live in forests from Mexico to Brazil. a) Long-tailed capuchin b) Howler monkey c) Spider monkey ...
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Animal Who Am I? On August 1, 1498, Christopher Columbus became the first European to visit the country that we now call Venezuela. If you were to discover a country no one else knew about, what do you think you would find? You might see all sorts of strange-looking animals you had never seen before. Let’s see if we can identify some mysterious animals from Venezuela from the clues below. If you find a picture of the animal on-line or in a magazine, and if a parent says it is alright, cut the picture out and attach it to your worksheet. Have fun!

1. Who am I?  I live in more places throughout the New World than any other mammal.  I am usually brown and have a long tail with a black tip that I like to hold close to the ground when I am walking.  Some people call me a mountain lion. a) Ocelot

b) Puma

c) Jaguar

d) Margay

2. Who am I?  I can make a sound like a barking dog when people get too close to where I live.  I usually grow to be about 14 to 26 inches long if you don’t count my long, furry tail.  I live in forests from Mexico to Brazil. a) Long-tailed capuchin

b) Howler monkey

c) Spider monkey

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3. Who am I?  A lot of people say my species looks a lot like wild pigs.  I have very sharp teeth and a big head with a snout.  When I get scared, I make a sound by chattering my teeth. a) Agoutis

b) Peccary

c) Skunk

d) Tapir

4. Who am I?  I have a very strong tail that I use to defend myself and to swim.  My jaw is shaped like a U.  I usually live beside rivers, lakes, and swamps. a) Alligator

b) Caiman

c) Coral snake d) Bushmaster

5. Who am I?  I usually stand with my neck shaped like an S.  I hold my head close to my body, not stretched out like most birds.  I make my nests out of sticks. a) Crane

b) Duck

c) Bellbird

d) Heron

6. Who am I?  I am an invertebrate animal.  I have a shell made out of calcium carbonate.  I am an important link in the food chain. a) Mollusk

b) Piranha

c) Shrimp

d) Coral reef fish

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Answer Key 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

b) Puma c) Spider monkey b) Peccary a) Alligator d) Heron a) Mollusk

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