ANIMALS IN CANADA
In Canada there are many species of animals. Here are some of the most common.
Buffalo is another name for the bison. There are two types of buffalo in Canada. Buffalo live in large herds (mandrie numerose).
Polar bears usually live alone. Female polar bears live with their children for two and a half years. Polar bears eat seals.
The fur of a grizzly bear can be blonde, brown , black or a mixture. Bears eat meat and fish as well as fruit and plants.
Seals eat fish, shellfish and squid. Seals have thin fur, so they have lots of blubber, a type of fat, in their bodies to keep warm in the cold sea.
The walrus is part of the same family as the seal. Both male and female walruses have tusks (zanne).
Wolves live mainly in groups in the wilderness. They can smell 100 times and hear 20 times more than a man.
Beavers have teeth that never stop growing. They eat the tree bark (corteccia degli alberi) and use the wood to make their homes and dams.
Salmon travels long distances in their lifetimes. They are born in freshwater lakes and then swim to the sea. They return to the lake where they were born. They lay (depongono) their eggs there.
Trouts are part of the salmon family. They live in freshwater lakes and rivers. They can live for several decades (per diverse decine di anni) and weigh approximately 27 kilograms.
Skunks have long bodies and short legs. When they are attacked, they spray a bad smelling liquid on the animal or person attacking it.
Raccoons have thumbs and are very good at opening doors and containers. They wash their food before eating it.
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