Objectives: To give studfents an idea of what types of animals we have in Vermont, and how the life of previously
extinct animals has affected their poplulation.
Database Function: Researching, Recording,Sorting, Collaborating and Customized Report
Problem: There are many things that contribute to the extinction of an animal. Sometimes it is environmental, sometimes
it is because of humans, and sometimes there is just not enough resources. In Vermont, some animals, like the Wild Turkey,
were once extinct. I would like you to identify seven of the main types of animals (excluding bugs) which exist today in Vermont.
Fill in the chart below with the information that you find, and include at least one or two which were or are extinct. Think
about the animals that you have seen in your own travels. Talk with your families about the animals that they have spotted!
1.) Go to these websites, and research Vermont animals.
2.) Pick seven animals that live in Vermont and research
them. Fill out the needed information in the chart as you go. Remember: You need one or two which are, or have been previously
extinct or endangered.
3.) Use the chart to understand more about the life of
the animal, and its needs.
4.) Write a short narrative story about your favorite
animal in your chart. Pretend like you are the animal, and describe the animals daily events, or describe how it would be
to do a particular task. For example: "At feeding time as a Red-breasted Robin, I must chew the worms I find for my babies
Vermont Animals and Extinction:
What Do They Eat?
What area or ecosystem do they live in?
Extinct or Endangered? Explain.
Reasons For extinction or continued growth.
|White Tailed Deer
||Berries, leafy plants, mushrooms, and
||Forest or Bushy Area (All over Vermont/US)
||They leave their fawns
unattended for a long while.
||At one point in the 1800's there were
a very few left in Vermont.
||Over-hunted and prey for catamount/bobcats|
||Fish and Waterfowl, but alos scavenge.
||They live in the forest along rivers
||They mate for life and can live for
||Endangered in the state, threatened
in the country.
||Forestry practices and lack of protected
||Flesh eater, they eat rabbits and anything
||Regulates hi body temp through panting.
||No, but parasite disease can cause a
||Berries and twigs and fish
||Mountainous, forested areas of Vermont
||They can run up to 60 km per hour!
||Fresh Garden and seeds and plants
||Swamps and Marshes
||The females get bigger than the males.
||Seeds, nuts, berries and twig buds.
||All over Vermont. Edges of forest and
||Males and females have beardlike hair
||1800's became extinct
||Over-foresting. Re-introduced into the