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Red-Animal and Birds (Cub Scout Pack - Scouts Australia)

  • Animals-Do any 4 of the following:
    • 1 On an outing or camping trip observe a native animal in its natural state. Write down the things you notice.
    • 2 Compare the life of a native animal kept in captivity with one living in the wild. List the good and bad things for both.
    • 3 Visit a zoo or nature park and see how the animals are housed and cared for. Talk about such issues as whether you think zoos are necessary, how you feel about animals in captivity and how zoos have changed.
    • 4 List four animals native to countries other than Australia. Describe the habitat and eating habits of two of them.
    • 5 Research an animal that has been introduced to Australia. State whether the introduction has been beneficial to the country or not. Talk about the effect it has on the land, other animals and the economy.
  • Birds-Do any 4 of the following:
    • 1 On an outing, use binoculars to watch birds in their natural state. Keep a log of birds seen and where you saw them.
    • 2 Identify 3 birds native to Victoria. Supply photos or videos as evidence.
    • 3 Show that you know the meaning of bird migration. Name at least 4 migratory birds that visit Australia.
    • 4 List 5 Australian birds that have become extinct.
    • 5 List or state the names of 4 birds native to countries other than Australia. Talk about where they live and what they eat.