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Snow leopard!

Hey guys! Looks like the snow leopard won first place! Tiger second lynx third! For those of you who voted for the Tiger dont worry I will write and article about it on Tuesday! 🙂 So Lets start with the Snow leopard!

~~ The Magnificent Snow Leopard ~~

Snow leopards are beautiful and elegant creatures, they have thick fur to protect themselves from the cold of their mountainous environment. They have stocky bodies and small rounded ears which are covered in fur to stop heat from escaping their bodies, they are easy to flatten out so the snow leopard can’t be seen when it is stalking its prey. Their tails are also very thick due to storage of fat and are very thickly covered with fur, this helps when they sleep because the thick fur acts like a blanket and protects their faces when they are asleep!

Snow leopards have huge paws to help distribute its weight on the thick snow. Their paws are like the snow shoes we use when the snow is too thick to walk on. Snow leopards have very strong hind legs, which helps them complete wide jumps between ledges. These powerful cats can jump a distance of 45 feet! :O

A snow leopard’s paws are very thick and covered in fur to give the snow leopard warmth and friction on the snow-covered rocks. Snow leopards have incredibly strong shoulders which help them climb the steep cliffs and big rocks that cover their habitat.

Now that you know a little about the snow leopard, I will tell you some cool facts!

DID YOU KNOW???

Snow leopards have a deep nasal cavity and a large chest which helps them breath at high altitudes!

The main reason Snow leopards are on the endangered species list is because people are constantly hunting them for their beautiful fur.

A full length coat will consist of about six to ten full body skins of snow leopards and would cost around $60,000! 😦

Snow leopard bones are used in Chinese medicines.

Some people say that the skeleton of a snow leopard can be sold for about $240.

Some people hunt snow leopards and other endangered animals to show off or to sell to animal skin collectors.

Snow leopards hunt wild sheep, wild boar, hares, mice, deer and wild goat.

A snow leopard can prey on animals two or three times larger than itself!

Snow leopards are nocturnal, which means they are active at night.

So this is the end of this article, I hope you guys liked it! 😀 I hope Snow leopards don’t become endangered! GO SNOW LEOPARDS!!!!!!!!!

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THE FORGOTTEN KINGDOM

Chapter 2

No hope

Dripping water echoed making the lynx shiver. He was in a prison under the king’s castle. ‘Sitka’ The lynx growled through clenched teeth. Scraping his claws against the stony floor. ‘him and his stupid fur coat!’the lynx hissed. ‘Why did I agree to come and groom it anyway?’ he growled to him self. ‘because you have a hollow head!’ a sharp voice spat. The lynx gasped. There standing in front of him was his mate Tasha and his two kits Leaf and Cloud. ‘Dad!’ cried Leaf racing towards the lynx. The lynx looked at his mate sheepishly. ‘what have you done?!’ she cried . The lynx sighed ‘I thought it would be simple’ he said. ‘you thought?’ Tasha spat ‘you thought wrong to groom that selfish fish brain!’ she growled ‘but we were desperate’ the lynx protested. The pale gray she cat sighed. ‘now that you are in prison we will be even more desperate Tanar’ she whispered. Tanar looked up his eyes filled with determination I will get out of here, and I will find a way to get money’ he promised Tasha looked doubtful. ‘Why is dad in this place?’ asked Leaf ‘yeah!’ mewed Cloud Tanar looked at his kits pain filling his eyes. ‘I will be home soon’ he mewed licking each kit between his ears. ‘you should go now’ Tanar whispered. Tasha nodded grimly. come on you two let’s go home now’ she mewed ‘why isn’t dad coming?’ Leaf wailed. ‘Dad wont be home for a while’ Tasha meowed sadly. ‘I want to stay with him here!’ Cloud cried. Tasha sighed ‘come on you two we have to get home its getting dark’ She meowed.

Sitka paced to and fro, unsheathing his long claws allowing them to scrape the stone floor beneath his paws. Arion watched him with a cool and calm expression. “Your groomers will be here any moment your highness” he said calmly. Sitka stopped pacing and stared at Arion with narrowed eyes. ‘How do I know that they wont make my pelt worse?’ he growled. Arion looked stared back at Sitka with icy unblinking blue eyes. “Your highness you know as well as I that your groomers have never messed up your pelt’ ‘and they never shall’ he said. Sitka blinked ‘Well I suppose your right’ he admitted. ‘Then you have nothing to worry about’ Arion soothed. ‘ he will make a good leader after i pass away’ Sitka thought admiringly. Just then a knock sounded on the big castle doors and in came the groomers. Two black Panthers and a leopard, they entered the castle and bowed their heads in greeting to Arion and Sitka. ‘greetings king Sitka” said the leopard bowing his head, and the two panthers repeated his greeting and bowed their heads too. Sitka acknowledged their greeting with a quick nod. “greetings to you to my loyal subjects’ said Sitka. The leopard stepped forward ‘shall we begin your majesty?’ Sitka purred then nodded his head. then turned to the two guards who escorted the groomers. ‘you may leave us” he said with a nod. The guards dipped their heads and padded towards the castle doors. one of the guards stopped. “your majesty should we feed the lynx Tanar?” he asked. Sitka narrowed his eyes.”No”.

(you are now reading the other half of chapter two) ENJOY!!!!!!!!!

Tannar’s belly rumbled, he clenched his teeth in pain. ‘will this ever end?’ he sighed. He lost track of the outside world, he couldn’t even tell if it was night or day. He explored the pitifully small underground room and had found that there was no way we could escape. ‘Sitka must have sealed off all the holes’ Tannar growled then jumped at the creek of the dungeon door. Tannar craned his neck to see Arion padding towards him with a plump pigeon clamped in his jaws. Tannar’s belly growled, his jaws parted as the pigeon’s sent wafted over him. He glanced at Arion curling his lip. ‘Have you come to torture me with that pigeon?’ he snarled. Arion’s blue eyes sparkled with amusement. ‘And why would I do such a thing to my best friend?’ he purred. Tannar stared at him still suspicious. Arion pushed the pigeon towards Tannar with a paw. ‘Thought you might be hungry’ he confessed Tannar looked at him in surprise. ‘but Sitka told the guards not to feed me’ He said still eyeing the pigeon hungrily. Arion rolled his eyes. ‘just eat the pigeon before any guards come’ Arion said pushing the pigeon through the metal
bars that stretched out toward the ceiling. Tannar bent down to sniff the pigeon before wolfing it down with ravenous bites. When he finished, he licked a paw and drew it over his face. Arion sat down, his eyes glowing with sympathy for his imprisoned friend. Tannar looked back at Arion, his eyes full of pain. ‘I tried asking Sitka to let you go but he wouldn’t agree’ Arion muttered. Tannar blinked at Arion gratefully. ‘Thank you’ he said bending forward to lick Arion’s ear. Arion licked Tannar’s ear then stood up. ‘I guess I should get back before one of the guards come’ ‘Oh and you’d better pass those pigeon remains’ Arion said. Tannar flicked the pigeon feathers and bones thought the bars of the cell and Arion scooped them up in his jaws. ‘See you tomorrow, Tannar he said through his mouth full of feathers and bones. Tannar murmured his farewells before retreating to the back of the cell.

Arion padded out of the dungeon the remains of the pigeon still in his jaws. He had avoided the guards and was heading out of the castle and into a forest, were he dug a hole and dropped the pigeon remains. the forest was alive with mice and squirrels, but be wasn’t hungry instead he headed to ward white stone village one of the many villages in the vast kingdom. As he neared the village, he put on his hooded cape and made for the village gates. He headed for White stone village clearing were cats mingle after their days work and gossip. Arion padded to the white stones that stood in the heart of the village, the white stones were the best place in the village for cats to sun. the big white stones are what gave the village its name. Arion sat on one of the big white stones and scanned the clearing curiously he spotted a few panthers and lionesses chatting a few spaces away. he angled his ears towards them and began to make out a few of their words. ‘have you heard what happened in king Sitka’s castle a few day ago?’ said a gray tom panther. ‘oh yes’ said a black she-panther chuckling. ‘they say a lynx called Tannar was grooming his golden pelt, and when he finished Sitka’s pelt was covered in jet black stripes!’ she said ‘Your right blackbird!’ said a ginger and white lioness. ‘ I’ve heard the same tale!’ she purred. ‘and apparently Sitka has thrown him in prison!’ the lioness said. ‘oh that’s dreadful!’ said The black she-panther, and the other cats murmured their agreement. ‘Cats say that he has a mate and two kits’ a old gray tom rasped. The cats instantly bristled in shock. “oh the poor things!’ cried a pure white she-panther. The old cat nodded ‘yes Perl they must be miserable!’ the elder tom panther crocked. Arion wondered how the news leaked out, but then shook it off. one of the guards must have leaked the news to the cats who brought supplies to the castle he thought. just then the gossiping cats yawned, called their farewells and made for their dens. Arion looked up at the sky it was getting towards sunset he thought I’d better head back.

Whew! There you go guys! 😀 I really enjoyed writing this! XD This is the other half of chapter two! 🙂

Sharks!

~~ All about Sharks ~~

In this article I will be telling you all I know about sharks. I will start by telling you a few different species of sharks I know, and how many species of sharks there are that we know of!

There are around 440 known species of sharks! Here are a few examples.

The great white shark

Length: 400-520 cm (Adult)

Mass: 680- 1,100 Kg (Adult)

scientific name: Carcharodon carcharias (what a mouth full!)

Lemon shark

Length: 2.4 to 3.1 m (adult)

weight: 90 Kg (adult)

scientific name: Negaprion brevirostris

Tiger shark or Sea tiger

Length: 5 m or 16 ft

weight: around 385–635 kg

scientific name: Galeocerdo cuvier

Wow! Those are some fierce creatures! Now I will tell you some facts!

Did you know??

Sharks live up to 20 – 30 years!

Sharks give birth to their young!

Sharks can smell a drop of blood 0.25 miles (0.4 km) away! (gulps)

A shark may grow and use over 20,000 teeth in its lifetime!

Sharks can hear a fish thrashing in the water 500 meters away! :O

NOTE: Not all species of shark give birth to live pups (Baby sharks). Some species lay the egg case on the ocean floor or on sea weed and the pup hatches later on its own!

Now I will show you some amazing pictures!

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Here are the parts of a shark!

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The great white shark!

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The lemon shark

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Tiger shark! (my favorite!)

So in this article I have told you all I know about sharks!

Pictures from google.

(title coming soon!)

chapter 2

No hope

Dripping water echoed making the lynx shiver. He was in a prison under the king’s castle. ‘Sitka’ The lynx growled through clenched teeth. Scraping his claws against the stony floor. ‘him and his stupid fur coat!’the lynx hissed. ‘Why did I agree to come and groom it anyway?’ he growled to him self. ‘because you have a hollow head!’ a sharp voice spat. The lynx gasped. There standing in front of him was his mate Tasha and his two kits Leaf and Cloud. ‘Dad!’ cried Leaf racing towards the lynx. The lynx looked at his mate sheepishly. ‘what have you done?!’ she cried . The lynx sighed ‘I thought it would be simple’ he said. ‘you thought?’ Tasha spat ‘you thought wrong to groom that selfish fish brain!’ she growled ‘but we were desperate’ the lynx protested. The pale gray she cat sighed. ‘now that you are in prison we will be even more desperate Tanar’ she whispered. Tanar looked up his eyes filled with determination I will get out of here, and I will find a way to get money’ he promised Tasha looked doubtful. ‘Why is dad in this place?’ asked Leaf ‘yeah!’ mewed Cloud Tanar looked at his kits pain filling his eyes. ‘I will be home soon’ he mewed licking each kit between his ears. ‘you should go now’ Tanar whispered. Tasha nodded grimly. come on you two let’s go home now’ she mewed ‘why isn’t dad coming?’ Leaf wailed. ‘Dad wont be home for a while’ Tasha meowed sadly. ‘I want to stay with him here!’ Cloud cried. Tasha sighed ‘come on you two we have to get home its getting dark’ She meowed.

Sitka paced to and fro, unsheathing his long claws allowing them to scrape the stone floor beneath his paws. Arion watched him with a cool and calm expression. “Your groomers will be here any moment your highness” he said calmly. Sitka stopped pacing and stared at Arion with narrowed eyes. ‘How do I know that they wont make my pelt worse?’ he growled. Arion looked stared back at Sitka with icy unblinking blue eyes. “Your highness you know as well as I that your groomers have never messed up your pelt’ ‘and they never shall’ he said. Sitka blinked ‘Well I suppose your right’ he admitted. ‘Then you have nothing to worry about’ Arion soothed. ‘ he will make a good leader after i pass away’ Sitka thought admiringly. Just then a knock sounded on the big castle doors and in came the groomers. Two black Panthers and a leopard, they entered the castle and bowed their heads in greeting to Arion and Sitka. ‘greetings king Sitka” said the leopard bowing his head, and the two panthers repeated his greeting and bowed their heads too. Sitka acknowledged their greeting with a quick nod. “greetings to you to my loyal subjects’ said Sitka. The leopard stepped forward ‘shall we begin your majesty?’ Sitka purred then nodded his head. then turned to the two guards who escorted the groomers. ‘you may leave us” he said with a nod. The guards dipped their heads and padded towards the castle doors. one of the guards stopped. “your majesty should we feed the lynx Tanar?” he asked. Sitka narrowed his eyes.”No”.

Sorry guys but this was only half the chapter! I didn’t have time to write the rest! sorry! but i hope you enjoyed this! (I will be updating my blog soon!) 😀 see yah!

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