Saturday, December 8, 2012

Limericks on animals

Here you can read two little poems on animals:

There was a young lady...
There was a young lady of Niger
Who smiled as she rode on a tiger
They returned from the ride
With the lady inside
And a smile on the face of the tiger
Why is the tiger smiling?

The Pelican
A rare old bird is the pelican
His beak holds more than his belican
He can take in his beak
Enough food for a week
But I’m damned if I know how the helican
 (Dixon Lanier Merritt)
Pronounce this poem correctly and found out what it says.

 Find the name of the animals I give the definitions for:

  1. Large, pale brown, meat-eating cat
  2. River reptile
  3. Small fish tinned in oil
  4. Largest animal with a long hanging nose
  5. Goat-like animal living in mountains
  6. Tall animal with a long neck
  7. Ten-legged shell fish
  8. Large fish valued for food ( the flesh is orange pink)
  9.  Horse-like wild animal of Africa with dark stripes
  10. Man-size, tree-climbing ape
  11.  Bird with a hooked bill; can be taught to say words
  12.  Large, fast-running bird, unable to fly
  13. Small thick-tailed animal living in trees
  14. Sea bird of the Arctic seas
  15. Shell fish whose shell sometimes contains a pearl

In English the last four have another meaning as well, so I give you the second definition too

1.    Two-winged insect     /    to move through the air as birds do
2.    Main stem of a tree    /    long nose of an elephant
3.    Animals and birds hunted for sport and food    /     form of play, with specific rules
4.    Large, heavy animal with thick hair    /    to carry


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