OCELOTS-1st Grade

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Read more about the bobcat at Ocelots  http://bigcatrescue.org/ocelot-facts/ or print out PDF

 

Ocelots have white, tan or reddish gray fur. Their fur has brown spots outlined in black. Their ears are black with a white or yellow spot. These spots are called flashes.

 

Ocelots have 1-2 babies in a litter. After they grow up, they move away from their family. They live alone most of the time.

 

Like other cats ocelots are meat eaters. Meat eaters are also called carnivores. Their diet consists mainly of mice, rats, opossums and armadillos. They also eat deer, squirrel monkeys, tortoises, fish, reptiles, birds and crabs.

 

Ocelots are from Southern Texas as well as Central and South America. These cats live in rainforest, semi-deserts and coastal marsh areas. They can survive in many different areas but don’t live in open country.

 

FIRST GRADE:

 

1. Ocelots are carnivores or meat eaters. Their diet could include which of the following?

 

a. Birds

b. Reptiles

c. Fish

d. Deer

e. All of the above

 

 

 

1. In what part of the United States can Ocelots be found?

 

LIONS-1st GRADE

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Read more about the lion at http://bigcatrescue.org/lion-facts/   or print out PDF

 

 

Adult lions are tan in color. They have furry tufts at the end of their tails. Males have long fur around their head and neck which is called a mane. Males are usually larger than females.

 

Baby lions are called “cubs”. These cats have up to 6 babies in a litter. Lions live in groups called “Prides”.

 

Lions are meat eaters. Meat eaters are also called carnivores. The females also called lionesses, do most of the hunting. Their diet consists of antelope, zebras, wildebeests, buffalo, impalas, wild pigs and other hoofed animals.

 

Lions are from Africa. They live in woodlands and tall grassy areas. They can survive in many different areas but don’t live in deserts and rain forests.

 

FIRST GRADE:

1. Lions are carnivores, which mean “meat eaters”. There diet could include which of the following?

 

a. Wildebeests

b. Impalas

c. Wild pigs

d. Buffalo

e. All of the above

 

2. Lions can adapt to almost any type of habitat if it has water, space, food and shelter.

 

Name two habitats from which lions are absent?

 

 

 

LEOPARD-1st GRADE

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Read more about the Leopard http://bigcatrescue.org/leopard-facts/    or print out PDF

 

Leopards can be orange with black spots or brown with black spots. The spots are on the cat’s skin. Each pattern is one of a kind like our human fingerprints. Males are usually larger than females. Leopards are very strong.

 

Baby leopards are called cubs. They usually have 1-3 babies in a litter. After they grow up, they move away from their family. They live alone most of the time.

 

Leopards are meat eaters. Meat eaters are also called carnivores. Their diet includes small creatures such as beetles, hares and birds. They also eat creatures twice their weight such as antelope, wildebeest and zebra.

 

These cats make many different sounds. They grunt, growl, hiss and meow. One of the most unusual sounds is a distance call that sounds like sawing wood.

 

FIRST GRADE:

 

1. Leopards are carnivores, which means they eat meat. There diet could include which of the following?

 

a. Beetles

b. Antelope

c. Zebra

d. All of the above

 

 

2. Leopards have an unusual sound that they make in addition to roaring, growling and hissing. What does their distance call sound like?

Florida Panther-1st Grade

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Read about Florida Panthers http://bigcatrescue.org/florida-panther-facts/

 

Adult Florida Panthers have brown fur. Their eyes are golden in color. Males are usually bigger than females.

 

Baby Florida Panthers are called kittens. These cats have 1-3 babies in a litter. Kittens have spots on their fur. They have blue eyes. After they grow up they live alone.

 

Florida Panthers are meat eaters. Meat eaters are also called carnivores. Their diet includes deer, wild hogs, raccoons, armadillos and alligators.

 

Living in an area with a lot of plants helps to keep these cats safer. Plants make it easier to hide; there may be fewer people and more food nearby.

 

FIRST GRADE:

 

1. Panthers are carnivores, meaning they eat meat. Their preferred food is wild hogs and deer. They will also eat which of the following:

 

a. Alligators

b. Raccoons

c. Armadillos

d. All of the above

 

2. Florida Panther kittens are usually found in areas of thick vegetation. How does this help increase their chances of survival?

 

a. More cover to hide from predators

b. Fewer cars/people

c. Prey/food will be nearby

d. All of the above

 

 

BOBCATS-1st Grade

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Read more about the http://bigcatrescue.org/bobcat-facts/  or print out PDF

 

Bobcats have fur that is gray or brown in color. The fur on their belly is white. They have spots and short tails. Males are usually larger than females.

 

Baby bobcats are called kittens. They usually have 2 to 3 babies in a litter. After they grow up, they move away from their family. They live alone most of the time.

 

Bobcats are meat eaters. Meat eaters are also called carnivores. Their main food is rabbit. Other food includes rodents, beaver, birds, bats and deer.

 

These cats live in Canada and the United States. Bobcats live in Florida including Hillsborough County.

 

FIRST GRADE:

 

1. Bobcats are carnivores, which mean meat eaters. Their diet could include rodents, birds, bats and deer. But what is their primary diet?

 

2. True or false – Bobcats can be found throughout the United States including Florida.

Advanced First Grade Level Activities

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Florida Teachers: Click HERE for FCAT Basics by grade level.

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