On Monday week 2B the whole year six went to the zoo to learn about and to take photos and videos of our animals from the SOS 10 (Save our Souls ten)
But before I continue and how the day planned out I will tell you a little more information about the project that year six has started.
The whole of year six has been assigned a project. A project about saving endangered animals. A project about giving your animal your voice. We had to choose out of ten SOS animals, each animal has one thing in common, and that’s all of them being endangered in some way or another. These are the ten animals.
- Helmeted Honeyeater
- Lord Howe Island stick insect
- Asian elephant
- Philippines Crocodile
- Tasmanian devil
- Baw Baw Frog
- Australian Fur seal
My animal that I chose was the Helmeted honeyeater. Here are somefacts that I learned about it.
- Scientific name (Lichenostomus melanops cassidix)
- Honeyeaters are unique to Australasia with around 170 species found and or recorded.
- In 1971, the Helmeted Honeyeater was chosen as Victoria’s bird emblem.
- A newborn Helmeted Honeyeater is about the size of a jelly bean and weighs approximately 5 grams.
- The Helmeted Honeyeater only exists in Victoria’s east, Melbourne.
- Some threats for the Helmeted Honeyeaters are, Habitat Destruction by humans, Bushfires, weed invasions, predation of eggs, feral cats, foxes, but the biggest most common threat is the bell miner (A type of bird that eats/attacks honeyeaters)
- Feeds on blossom-nectar, lerps, honeydew, saps such as manna, insects, and berries.
After we researched about the animal of our choice we went to the zoo to take real footage of the endangered animmals yourself to use in a video that we will create later on.