Leopard 9-12th Grade Math

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

The leopard is capable of running 40 miles per hour for short distances, can jump 10 feet vertically and leap more than 20 feet horizontally. A leopard ran a distance of 176 yards. If this leopard had continued at this rate, about how many more minutes would it have taken the cat to run one mile?

1. 50 minutes
2. 10 minutes
3. 40 minutes
4. 24 minutes

 

If a leopard is capable of producing young at age 2 or 3 and can continue until they are 9 years old; producing 1-3 cubs each year, what is the largest possible number of cubs one female can produce in a lifetime. Explain how you solve this problem and show your work.

Ocelot 9-12th Grade Science

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When the ocelots were first introduced to their large habitat area, they had no natural predators. The sought out and ate many of the eggs of insect- eating birds.  What probably occurred after the introduction of the ocelots in the area?

  1. The bird population increased
  2. The insect population increased
  3. The bird population began to seek a new food source
  4. The insect population began to seek a new food source

 

 

 

SHORT ANSWER

What do you think would happen if hyenas, who are successful scavengers were introduced to the ocelot habitat?  How would the environment and the ocelots be effected?

Lion 9-12th Grade Science

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Read about the lion at http://bigcatrescue.org/lion-facts/

 

Lions live in a tropical region that has a fairly constant average temperature because:

  1. The sun always strikes these regions at the same angle
  2. Air masses remain stationary near the poles and equator
  3. Earth radiates smaller amount energy back into space
  4. The steady movement of air and water transfers heat energy throughout Earth

Groundskeepers have used the same materials to control insects at the Big Cat Rescue and in the lions’ habitat for years.  But, it has grown less and less effective as time has passed.  Explain why this could be happening.

Leopard 9-12th Grade Science

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

Natural selection acts by taking advantage of natural variations in the traits of organisms within a population.  What is the ultimate source of this variation?

  1. Changes in the environment
  2. Mutations within the genetic code
  3. Response to a need of the organism
  4. Response the stress of competition for food

 

Leopards are fantastic swimmers and climbers.  They are exposed to all contaminants present in the water system.  Each year mercury compounds are released into the environment. Once it enters the water systems, bacterial convert it into an organic form and into the food web.  Which of the following will happen to it?

 

    • It will be evenly distributed throughout the food web
    • It will be retained only in filter feeders of the aquatic system
    • It will be retained mostly by the producers and herbivores
    • It will have the highest concentration in the large secondary consumers

 

Cougar 9-12th Grade Science

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Read the article about the Florida Panther  at  http://bigcatrescue.org/florida-panther-facts/ or print out PDF

All mammals have systems of organs designed for specific purposes. Which of the following BEST describes the purpose of organ systems?

  1. Growth of the organism
  2. Achieve homeostasis
  3. Transport materials around the body
  4. Reproduction of new organism

 

 

Which of the following organ systems benefits the entire species MORE than it benefits the individual organism

    • Nutrition
    • Excretion
    • Reproduction
    • Respiration

Bobcat 9-12th Grade Science

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Long-Answer

Scientists believe that animals evolve in response to their environment.

Today’s bobcat has also adapted to its environment.

Describe this ecosystem and what features of the bobcat make it a successful predator.
Use details and examples from the readings to explain your answer.