Animals Around Us
- November 28, 2019
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Young Writers
Animals Around Us
By Tekla Uwabor
They are many animals living around us. Animals are also living things just like humans. Some animals live in water, while some live on dry land. Animals like dogs, goats and cats are called domestic animals while animals such as lions, tigers, and bears are called wild animals.
Cats are domestic animals, and they like to eat fish while the kitten wants to drink milk. They are mammals because they give birth to their young ones. Cats have hair on their body. They want to hunt alone and are related to tigers and lions. They want people to scratch their back, and they squint their eyes when enjoying themselves. Cats don’t like to be alone; they like to live with humans just the way humans like to live with them. Cats love sleeping and dreaming all day. They remove hair or dirt from their body by licking it.
Figure 1 A cat
These are domestic animals, and they are known as man’s best friend. There are different species of dogs. They are mammals that give birth to their young ones alive. A young dog is called a puppy. Dogs like to eat meat and bone. They are very clever animals, and they can be trained to help humans. For example, dogs help farmers on the farm to look for sheep. Some help police to solve crimes and catch criminals. Dogs like running and playing with a ball.
Figure 2 A picture of a dog
Goats are also domestic animals. They live on the farm and are mammals. A baby goat is called a kid. They are herbivorous animals, that means they like to eat grass, leaves, the bark of tree and vegetables. They produce milk for their babies. Goats serve as meat for humans, and their skin can be used to make bags or shoes.
Figure 3 A goat standing on a wood
There are different types of snails around the world; some live in water while some live on land. Snails eat leaves. They have a shell and have slime all over their body. They lay eggs and hatch their eggs. Snails move very slowly, and when they are touched or afraid, they withdraw back to their shell.
Figure 4 A snail
Animals are important to us because they provide food and clothing for humans.
Tekla Uwabor is a seven-year-old pupil of Lagoon Primary School. This piece is her submission for the Jordan Hill November 2019 Writing Challenge.