Glossary

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Landlocked - 

Having no direct access to the sea.

Larva/larvae - 

The immature, wingless, feeding stage of an insectA small animal without a backbone. Its body is divided into three parts. Insects have three pairs of legs and usually two pairs of wings. Flies, ants, grasshoppers, and beetles are a few of the many kinds of insects. that undergoes complete metamorphosisThe changes in shape and abilities that certain animals go through as they grow from young animals to adults. Caterpillars become butterflies through metamorphosis.. Larvae is two or more larva.

Leaf eater biscuit - 

A biscuit fed to zoo animals that typically eat leaves as part of their dietThe food an animal eats.. The biscuits contain soybean meal and hulls, cornmeal, corn, apple fiber, sugar beet pulp, flaxseed oil, and several vitamins and minerals. They come in two sizes: gorilla size and lemur size.

Lek - 

An area where males of one speciesA group of individuals that have many of the same characteristics, and are different from all other animals in some important way. Hamsters and mice are two different species of rodent. gather to attract and breed with females of the same speciesA group of individuals that have many of the same characteristics, and are different from all other animals in some important way. Hamsters and mice are two different species of rodent.. Can also be a group of males, such as a lekAn area where males of one species gather to attract and breed with females of the same species. Can also be a group of males, such as a lek of hummingbirds, that band together to get the females' attention. of hummingbirds, that band together to get the females' attention.

Life cycle - 

A series of stages in an organismAnything that is alive.'s life including birthThe beginning of an animal's life., growth, reproduction, and death.

Litter/littermate - 

Two or more young born to the same mother at the same time. This red river hog mother rests with her litter of piglets. Littermate is a sibling in the same litter.

Livestock - 

Animals that are kept or raised for a specific purpose. For example, a flockA group of birds or mammals. For example: a flock of sheep; a flock of ducks of sheep raised for their wool would be called livestockAnimals that are kept or raised for a specific purpose. For example, a flock of sheep raised for their wool would be called livestock..

Lizard - 

AnimalAny living thing that is not a plant. Most animals can move about freely. All use plants or other animals as food. All have sensory organs. that has a long, scaly body, four legs (usually), and a long tail. It is cold-bloodedAn animal whose body temperature changes with the temperature of the air or water around it, as a turtle or fish. and has a backboneThe column of bones (spine) in the back of many animals. It supports the body. An animal with a backbone is called a vertebrate..

Longevity - 

The length of time something lives or lasts.