We can learn a great deal about animals and their habitats by simply looking at photographs and video footage of animals, this is called visual literacy. Look at this photo below and think about what you know from the picture itself. Make sure you record facts and not just your opinion. Try this; the elephant below has tusks. The elephant is very cute. Which one is my opinion? Which one a fact?
Observations of Animals in their Natural Habitat and Zoos
Web cams are a relatively new thing in the animal world. We are so fortunate to be able to take a peek at nature and see what animals are up to! Below is a web cam in a penguin enclosure in the San Diego Zoo. Click on the photo and watch closely and see what you can observe about penguins and their behavior.