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 search is directly to locate nutrition - and to prevent changing into a person 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 course will you're taking to persist with the foodstuff chain during the river delta? Will you . . . Swoop throughout the air with an Egyptian slit-faced bat searching bugs? Stalk for frog dinner via thick reeds with a swamp cat? Scavenge for street kill with a striped hyena? persist with all 3 chains and lots of extra in this who-eats-what experience!
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An abandoned egg is one of her favorite snacks. She flaps down to the ground. The egg is huge—the size of two dozen chicken eggs! She can’t fit it in her mouth to crush it. And pecking it would do no good. Her beak would just bounce off the hard surface. But the vulture is a crafty one. She tries a trick she saw another Egyptian vulture do. She picks up a stone in her beak and bashes it into the egg. She hits the egg again and again, in the same spot, until the shell cracks. Then she slurps down the contents.
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A Nile River Food Chain: A Who-Eats-What Adventure (Follow That Food Chain) by Rebecca Hogue Wojahn