By Rebecca Hogue Wojahn
Welcome to the Nile River in Egypt! As you slosh throughout the river financial institution and puddle-jump the marshy components, you could pay attention birds calling, frogs peeping and little scurrying sounds from the underbrush. The Nile River is stuffed with existence, from Egyptian vultures snatching ostrich eggs to golden jackals gnawing on a lifeless rabbit. Day and evening within the Nile River delta, the quest is directly to locate foodstuff - and to prevent changing into anyone else's subsequent meal. all of the residing issues are hooked up to each other in a foodstuff chain, from animal to animal, animal to plant, plant to insect, and bug to animal. What direction will you are taking to stick with the foodstuff chain in the course of the river delta? Will you . . . Swoop in the course of the air with an Egyptian slit-faced bat looking bugs? Stalk for frog dinner via thick reeds with a swamp cat? Scavenge for street kill with a striped hyena? stick with all 3 chains and plenty of extra in this who-eats-what experience!
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It is dark in their cave. —twitch with the sounds around him. He hears the stirring of other bats. And he hears the special call they make as they leave the cave. This cave is where they roost during the day. Now that it’s night, they are leaving to go hunting. After a couple of gentle nudges from her, he climbs aboard his mother. It’ll be safer for him to come with her tonight as she hunts. If he stayed alone in the daytime roost, he’d risk getting caught by a predator. The bats swoop out into the night.
She also has good eyesight and watches the ground carefully. The baby bat holds tight. But as his mother turns quickly, he loses his grip on her fur. Suddenly, he is falling through the dark night! The baby Egyptian slit-faced bat can’t fly yet, so he falls to a pile of dead reeds near the river below. He’s lucky that he didn’t land in the river or that the fall wasn’t any farther. He folds his wings around himself. All he can do is wait for his mother to find him— before someone else does. Up above, his mother is using all her senses to try to find her baby on the ground.
Leaves and flower water lilies and lotu s from ses. To learn more ab water lilies and out the lo of the Nile, tu rn tuses to page 56 . om . . dead leaves frarn le a papyrus. To th e more about to page 16 . papyrus, tu rn . . fruit and leaves from trees and bushes, both living and those dead on the ground. To learn more about the trees and bushes near the Nile, turn to page 28. Golden Jackal 44 (Canis aureus) The golden jackal squats near the mulberry bush and lets out a spray of pee. There, that should let everyone know this is her family’s territory.