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Tundra swans are
mammals because they are warm blooded
birds because they have feathers
reptiles because they hatch from eggs
An adult tundra swan’s wingspan (from tip of one wing to the other) can be about:
What does a tundra swan do when it’s scared?
It curls up into a small ball
It raises its wings to make itself look bigger than it is
It flies away
How do the webbed feet help them?
They are like extra wings when they fly
They are like flippers for swimming
They make it easy to walk on land
What are baby swans called?
In what area do the tundra swans lay their nests?
In the mountains
On tropical beaches
In the tundra
How do tundra swan parents take care of their children?
They don’t – the cygnets survive on instinct
Both the mom and the dad are involved in caring for the young
Only the female cares for the young
Why do animals migrate?
Because it’s fun
Scientists don’t know
To follow food or water during changing seasons
short distances (like up and down a mountain)
long distances (sometimes thousands of miles)
can be either of the above
Scientists know when and where to expect large migrations
because the animals tell them
because the animals generally follow the same track year after year
they don’t know
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