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1 Animal Life Cy cles Use an Adelaide Zoo map and information in this booklet to learn more about life cycles There are six locations marked in the booklet Choose an area or areas to visit There are a variety of activities to choose from in each area Look for information at each location to learn about different animals and their life cycles Name:

2 The Froggery (Map B10) Look around the Froggery to help you find your answers. All frogs go through many changes in their life cycle. Can you write or draw what these changes are? and drawings Draw your picture here Look around the Froggery Can you find the word that describes what happens when a tadpole changes into a frog?

3 Special notes The Froggery (Map B10) Can you find out how Poison Dart frogs look after their eggs and baby tadpoles? Write or draw what you have learnt. Draw your picture here Can you find the baby animals in the Froggery that are not frogs? Write their name Or draw a picture of them below

4 Reptile House (Map D 13) All reptiles have dry scaly skin. Can you see lizards, snakes and crocodiles? Some reptiles lay eggs while others give birth to live young. Look for the Broad Headed Snake. Does it lay eggs or give birth to live babies? Daintree Room (Education Centre) (Map R11) Write the name or draw; An animal with fur or hair that lays eggs. Sometimes baby animals begin life a different colour to their parents, changing colour again once they grow up. Can you find out what colour or colours baby Green Tree Pythons are when they hatch? An animal with damp smooth skin that lays eggs. Can you find out what colour baby Madagascan Tree Boa s are when they are born? Egg laying snakes need to keep their eggs warm so they can hatch. An animal with dry scaly skin that lays eggs. How do you think they keep their eggs warm?

5 Daintree Room (Education Centre) (Map R11) Reptile House (Map D 13) Write the name or draw; An animal with feathers that lays eggs. Can you find the Hosmer Skink? Does it lay eggs or give birth to live babies? The Gila Monster lizard lays eggs. Where do you think they keep their eggs? An animal with six legs that lays eggs. Draw a picture of your favourite reptile An animal with fins and scales that lays eggs.

6 Nocturnal House (Map G 3) Daintree Room (Education Centre) (Map R11) Many of the animals in the Nocturnal house are Australian animals. Can you find Australia s smallest tortoise, the Western Swamp Tortoise? It lays 3 to 5 eggs each Summer. They bury their eggs and wait for them to hatch. Do you know when the eggs hatch? Many birds build nests to protect their eggs and babies. Look at the nests in the room. What are they made of? Can you find Australia s largest freshwater fish, the Murray Cod? Where do they keep their eggs and babies? Look at the nest boxes in the room, think about the animals that might live in them. Why do you think we make nest boxes for animals? Look for the Yabby. A yabby s tail is very useful it helps it to swim. Can you find out what a mother yabby also uses her tail for?

7 Daintree Room (Education Centre) (Map R11) Nocturnal House (Map G 3) On one of the tables you will see some stick insect eggs with trays, tweezers, and identification charts. Have a go at sorting stick insect eggs into groups. How many different types of stick insect eggs could you find? Find the Spinifex Hopping Mice, they live underground in hot dry parts of Australia. Why do you think the Hopping Mice wait for the rains to come and for plants to grow before they have their babies? Draw a stick insect egg Can you see the Bilbies? Mother Bilbies have a pouch for their babies to grow up in. Do you know the group name for animals with a pouch? Look at some of the other eggs in the room. What is the biggest egg you can find in the room? Which animal does it belong to? Draw a picture of your favourite nocturnal animal What is the smallest egg you can find in the room? Which animal does it belong to?

8 Westpac Envirodome (Map Q 10) Westpac Envirodome (Map Q 10) Look for the Magnificent or Splendid Green Tree Frogs Do you know that Frogs lay naked eggs, eggs with no shell that can dry out easily? Look into the frog enclosure. Can you find a safe spot where the frogs could lay some eggs? Draw or write your answer below. Can you find the stick and leaf insects in the big enclosure? Leaf and stick insects lay eggs. Stick insect eggs look like little seeds. Can you see any eggs in the enclosure? Write your answer below. Baby stick insects are called nymphs. Can you see any nymphs? You may find some in the small black enclosure? Draw a quick sketch of a nymph. Can you find the Seahorse enclosure? The male Seahorse has a special pouch on the front of his tail to hold the eggs until they hatch and they carry the Seahorse babies (called Fry) until they are ready to be born. Is the Seahorse carrying any eggs or babies? Write your answer below. Can you find the Australian Tarantula? How do you think these spiders look after their eggs? Write your answer below.

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