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The Elk
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LATIN: xxxx
FINNISH: Hirvi
ICELANDIC: Elgur
LATVIAN: Alnis
LITHUANIAN: Briedis
NORWEGIAN: Elg

The Elk is a northern species. It usully lives in forests. Its fur is dark brown and gray. In southern Finland there are some entirely white deer. Its legs and feet intervals are off-white. A Scandinavian elk bull can sometimes weigh 700 kg,. The female usually weighs up to 350kg. The body can be three feet long and 2,1 meters tall.With its long and strong legs it can walk in snow and difficult places. The elk has a small tail. Some elks have big horns. New antlers grow in may or june.

Elk´s common live in north. Elk´s fur color is darkbrown and gray. Elk´s can find in Eurasia and from skandinavia and few other countries. Year 1920 in finland elks nearly died out. The elk is national animal at Norway. Elk´s live in forest´s. Elk´s eat plants and roots. Elk´s can hear very well. They reproduce in summer.



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The Humpback

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LATIN: Megaptera Noveangliae

FINNISH: Ryhävalas

ICELANDIC: Hnúfubakur
LATVIAN: Kuprvalis
LITHUANIAN: xxxx
NORWEGIAN: Knølhval

The male name is bull and the female name is cow. The offspring is called a calf
Size: An adult humpback is about 13-17 meters long and and weigh approximately around 25-40 tons, the head is about 1/3 of the humpbacks length.
Looks and behaviour: The humpback is kind of chunky, larger in the middle and smaller to the ends. The animal has a black back, but the sides and the front are white. Humpbacks have 270 to 400 darkly coloured baleen plates on each side of the mouth, but they are a lot shorter than other whale´s baleen, and the baleen is used to get food. The cows are a bit bigger than the bulls wich is common with other whalebone whales, the Humpback travels alot and comes here in the summer to get food.
Food: Humpbacks feed primarily in summer and live off fat reserves during winter. They feed only rarely and opportunistically in their wintering waters The food it consumed is kind of optional by the time of the year but the most common food is plankton, krill and small fishes.
The Humpback is a common sight here and is an entertainment to the visitors of the local pool.


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The Brown Bear
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LATIN: Ursus arctos
FINNISH: Karhu
ICELANDIC: Skógarbjörn
LATVIAN: Brūnais lācis
LITHUANIAN: Rudasis lokys
NORWEGIAN: Brunbjørn

Most brown bears living in Russia, Alaska (USA), Canada, the Carpathians (particularly in the territory of Romania) and in Finland. They live in the forests. During the winter they are sleeping in caves. Brown bears eat plants, berries, sprouts, mushrooms, fruit, meat, fish, eggs, insects and rodents. Bears live 20 -30 years.
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Ursus arctos (L.) attēls

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Bear was in our village

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More about brown bear:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_bear


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The Roe Deer
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LATIN: Capreolus capreolus
FINNISH: Metsäkauris
ICELANDIC: Dádýr
LATVIAN: Stirna
LITHUANIAN: Stirna
NORWEGIAN: Rådyr

The Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) has an average body weight of between 15-31 kg and is usually around 0,9 – 1,6 metres in length and can be at 0,6 to 0,8 metres tall at the shoulder. Its antlers are short and erect, its coat is reddish. They do seasonally change colorings as in the summer it is more of a yellowish to golden red while during the winter it can be brown or even nearly black. The tail is small. Only the males of the Roe deer have antlers.

The antlers are lost in the winter time and re-grow each mating season. When a juvenile male grows its first set they are without any branching and are short at 5-14 cm, after their second lost they begin to branch. If a healthy adult male has plenty of food their antlers will be branched and can grow up to 20-25 cm with two, three, and maybe even four tips. When the antlers regrow they are usually covered in a fine fur, and that fur vanishes after the antlers have matured.

With their powerful legs they are very fast and graceful. They dwell mostly in the woods but do venture into lightly wooded areas and grasslands for food. Their diet consists of young and very moist grasses, leaves, young shoots, and berries. Roe deer usually live for about ten years.
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The Roe Deer
RDYR_2~1.JPGLATIN: Capreolus capreolus
FINNISH: Metsäkauris
ICELANDIC: Dádýr
LATVIAN: Stirna
LITHUANIAN: Stirna
NORWEGIAN: Rådyr

The European Roe Deer is relatively small, reddish and grey-brown, and well-adapted to cold environments. They live all over Western Europe.The Roe Deer is a relatively small deer, with a body length of 95–135 cm, a shoulder height of 65–75 cm, and a weight of 15–30 kg. Only the males have antlers.The Roe Deer lives in woods although it may also go into grasslands and small forests. It feeds mainly on grass, leaves, berries and young shoots. The Roe Deer live for ten years maximum. The Roe Deer lives usually in small groups. Group includes male, 2-3 females and fawns.




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