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''Let nature be your teacher''
William Wordsworth, poet, 1770-1850

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Albert Einstein, physicist, 1879-1955

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P.M. Roget, lexicographer, 1779-1869

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Mammal Photographer of the Year

Level: Intermediate B1

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The winners of this year's Mammal Photographer of the Year Award have been announced by the Mammal Society.

The 20 winners and finalists can be seen on Flickr.

Here is a selection of the images on the BBC nature website. Have a look at them and the text that goes with them, then answer the following questions:
1) What has had an impact on Brown Hare populations?
2) In what way are Roe Deer different to other deer?
3) How many of the world's Common Seals live in the UK?
4) Which animal has had a devastating impact on Water Voles?
5) How many insects can a Pipestrelle Bat eat in one night?

Answers below!


1) Changes in farming methods
2) They do not live in herds
3) Around 5%
4) American Mink
5) 3,000

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