Science 5: Animal Movements
You may not have known this, but animals can move. Yep, just like humans. Don't believe us? Check out this video.
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And, come to think of it, we're not bad climbers either. [Boy sticking his head out from the bottom of a tree]
We can even fly!
…Well, sort of.
Maybe don't try that one at home. [Someone bungee jumping]
Anyway, just like we have a bunch of different ways to get around, so does the rest of the [Coop pointing at a blackboard]
Did someone ask for examples???
We've got some, and we like sharing! [Guy behind a cheese counter]
Swimming is an obvious one – and a necessary one, given that over 70% of planet earth is [Dog swimming with a tennis ball in its mouth]
covered by water.
And lots of things swim, including fish, whales, dolphins, sharks, seals, and elephants. [Different animals in the ocean]
Bet you weren't expecting that last one, huh? [Elephant swimming]
Some animals sprint across land really, really, really, really fast. [Cheetah running]
Some because they're looking to catch food...
And others because they're looking to not be food!
And no, elephants may give Phelps a run for his money, but they're not exactly champion
Other animals are really great climbers, like monkeys, snakes, and even rats. [Sloth hanging]
And humans too, especially when there's a high-up cookie-jar just ready to be raided. [Kid falls on a ladder trying to reach the cookie jar]
And we can't forget flight, which is seen in animals like birds, bats and insects.
Though sometimes, we kinda wish it wasn't seen in insects…wasps are scary enough without
flying right in our faces…
There are also animals that we sometimes say can fly, like flying geckos and flying squirrels,
but they can't really quite fly.
They do more of a glide.
And just like humans, there are even a few animals that walk on two legs – think gorillas, [Penguin walking on a beach]
ostriches and your dog when it really, really, really wants a bite of your hot dog. [Dog jumping at a guy]
As you can see, animals love to move around in a whole variety of different ways, whether
it's running, climbing, flying, or swimming.
But let's all be thankful that driving isn't one of them. [Dog driving a car]
We're not too sure we'd like to see a hot-dog-crazed canine speeding down the highway.