Bearded Seal
by Kyle

  My animal is a Bearded Seal. The bearded seal is the largest seal found in the seas of Alaska. During the winter the bearded seal can weigh more than 750 pounds. From June through September adults usually weigh from 475 to 525 pounds. Measured from nose to tip of the tail, adults average about 93 inches. Females bear a single pup, usually during late April or early May. The average weight of pups at birth is around 75 pounds, and average length is about 52 inches. The main food items are crabs, shrimp, clams and snails.
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Pika
by Kyle

     My animal is a Pika. It belongs in the rabbit and hare family. Pikas are vegetarians, feeding on stems and leaves of various grasses, weeds, and small shrubs. Pikas have stocky bodies, short legs, and are almost tailless. Pikas have very good hearing and eyesight to warn them of predators. When one colony member gives an alarm call, other Pikas immediately dive into their burrows or escape into tiny spaces between the rocks. Pikas most feared predators include weasel’s, martens, hawks, eagles, and owls.  You can find Pikas in Asia and some places in North America. The Pikas breeding seaon is in May and early June. Female Pikas can breed young at about 1 year of age. Their life span is about three years.
 

Source
Alaska Wildlife Notebook Series
www.state.ak.us/local/akpages/FISH.GAME/notebook/notehome.htm
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