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Adopt an Animal 2012

Adopt an Animal 2012

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Published by: Smart Chick on Sep 02, 2012
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Adopt-an-Animal Persuasive Essay
Name _________________
Our class will be selecting one or two animals to adopt from the Columbus Zoo. You will need tochoose one animal from the list below that you would like our class to adopt:
Sting ray
- it is a type of fish that is closely related to sharks- they have spines on their tails that can deliver poison- the color of rays varies widely as does the size
White Rhinoceros
- they are on the verge of extinction due to loss of habitat- adult males can eat about 50 lbs. of food a day- live in Africa in small family groups
West Indian Manatee
- they are aquatic mammals and slow swimmers- they can each up to 150 lbs. of vegetation every day- a manatee can live up to 60 years
- the white tiger is very rare in the wild- these cats are usually solitary animals- they are in extreme danger of becoming extinct
Flying Fox Bat
- they use echolocation to
their way- these bats eat fruit, some bats eat insects- they are very large bats in size with a fox-face
Using the information provided on a fact sheet, you will need to write a persuasiveessay trying to convince your classmates to vote for the animal you would like tosee our class adopt.Include interesting information about the animal you have chosen in your essay,and try to use words that grab the attention of a reader.You will meet in a group of other students who also want to adopt this animal andas a small group you will need to decide whose persuasive essay you will read aloud
to the class. You also have the option of including parts and pieces of everyone’s
essay in the essay you read to the class.Write some information that you would like to include about your animal in your essay below. This information can come from the information sheets you havebeen given and/or your own knowledge about this animal.Complete the BOLD BEGINNING SHEET BEFORE YOU WRITE YOUR ESSAY!Information to Include:
Adopt-An-Animal Persuasive Essay Name __________________Choice _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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