Category Archive: My Daily Balloon

Feb 10

A-Z of Endangered Species – Poison Dart Frog

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This week for the letter P I am heading to the jungles of South America and I am featuring my second amphibian of the series, it is the Poison Dart Frog. There are well over 100 different types of Poison Dart Frog, they come in all kinds of amazing colours and patterns with unusual names …

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Feb 04

A-Z of Endangered Species – Hairy Nosed Otter

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This week I am taking a look at Otters, in particular one of the least known animals on the planet, the Hairy Nosed Otter. This little chap was thought to be extinct up until 1998, since then a few small populations have been discovered in Southeast Asia. Because there are so few of the animals …

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Jan 28

A-Z of Endangered Species – Narwhal

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This week I am taking a look at my first marine mammal, The Narwhal is one of those creatures most people have heard of but dont know much about, they seem to be such mythical creatures, like a cross between a whale and a unicorn. The tusk is actually one of the whales teeth and …

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Jan 21

A-Z of Endangered Species – Monarch Butterfly

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This week I have managed to reach the half way mark and for the letter M I have made a Monarch Butterfly. The Monarch butterfly is one of the wonders of the world, every year in October thousands of the butterflies migrate from the forests of Canada and North America all the way down to …

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Jan 13

A-Z of Endangered Species – Lemur

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L is for Lemur – There are around a 100 different types of Lemur and this week I have decided to pick just one, it is a Lemur that I think everyone would recognize, the Ring Tailed Lemur. All wild Lemurs live on the island of Madagascar, the name Lemur means Ghost or Spirits and …

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Jan 06

A-Z of Endangered Species – Kakapo

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This week I am featuring a bird for the second week running, this however is a very different bird to last weeks Japanese Crane. For the first time in my project I am heading down to New Zealand and a bird called the Kakapo. The Kakapo has some rather unusual qualities, it is a parrot …

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Dec 31

A-Z of Endangered Species – Japanese Crane

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This week I am heading to the far east and the Japanese Crane, also known as the Red Crowned crane this bird is one of the largest of the crane family, These amazing birds are an icon of Japan and legend says that these birds will live to 1000 years old, they are a symbol …

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Dec 23

A-Z of Endangered Species – Indochinese Tiger

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Hello everyone, it is now week 9 of my endangered species made from balloons, for the past few weeks you may have noticed the WWF have been concentrating their efforts on Tigers. I thought it would be good to tie my project into to the WWF campaign by featuring a tiger this week so for the …

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Dec 16

The A-Z of Endangered Species – Hercules Beetle

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A-Z of Endangered Species – Hercules Beetle I have reached week 8 of my endangered species made from balloons and for the letter H I have decided to feature my first insect of the series, This fascinating creature is called the Hercules beetle and is one of the largest beetles in the world. living in …

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Dec 10

A-Z of Endangered Species – Galápagos penguin

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This week is week number 7 and I am featuring my first bird of the series, It is a penguin, everyone loves penguins and this Galápagos penguin is the only species of penguin living north of the equator. As the name suggests these penguins live on the Galápagos Islands in the Eastern Pacific ocean around 600 miles …

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