Thursday, 18 September 2014

The Tiger - By Juliana

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It was in India and there was a jungle. There were two tigers and they lived happily because they got to hunt and run and chase different animals for food and games.

The very bad thing!

One day the villagers came and destroyed  their habitat and so they didn't have anywhere to live but they found a little cave. Tiger 1 found the pound first and then after 5 minutes tiger 2 fund the pond tiger 2 was upset because he had to be with another tiger because they we forced to be together.  

The big fight

When the tigers started talking and fighting they heard a sound  the sound was a chainsaw and thing falling down because of the humans and suddenly they saw that their habitat was destroyed.


The human felt really bad because they had destroyed their habitat so the built in wall that one side the humans can do whatever they want and on the other side the animals we let free.

(one year later.)
The tigers had missed being with each other so they got back together tiger one was a male and tiger 2 was a female and they had babies.

Endangered Tigers - by Molly

There was a village where people lived. They're starting to destroy the jungle habitat to make farms.
One day the  forest was changing because they are starting to kill off the trees and the animals to feed their own families. But what about the animals?

Before the killing started there was nothing but jungle and animals. Later on the two tigers were going to the watering hole. It was full of water that all the animals drink from. The two tigers were talking "I wonder what will happen in the future?'' he said "will there be lots of water left for us to drink" he said. "Maybe, maybe not" he said'.

The two tigers went to the watering hole every day. They noticed that it got smaller every day. "Is the watering hole getting smaller?" They said to themselves.                                  

One day, some people came with cameras to shoot the tigers but not bullets just photos, they were tourists. The animals felt strange because they didn't know what happened. They stopped cutting down the trees because they have created a nature reserve for the tigers. Even  though they destroyed most of the habitat got destroyed but they are safe in the nature reserve.😊

The Tiger - by William

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They are licking the water in the oasis and then a tiger creeps through the bush, he growls and then he said "sorry I just need a drink of water from the watering hole".

they can't hunt because there's almost no deer but if the attack the cows the farmer will try to kill me.
"If they catch me they will put me in a zoo or a cage he says"
"I can hear big trucks coming our way now
I smell the pollution they want a bigger city or farm we have to retreat with our family so we don't die and we will need to get to another forest fast we might find some more watering holes and food".
One year later the trucks came and destroyed the forest. So a farmer came to close and the tiger jumped at him and the farmer shot him and wounded the tiger, then the farmer called the zoo and they dragged the tigers away to a zoo paradise their was so many water holes and food to eat.

They where happy because it was better then dieing in the jungle and there was much more food to feast on.

We Need a New Jungle - by Tony

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Deep in the oasis jungle there were thousands and thousands of rivers and ponds but now only a few of each were left. Because of the humans they were using the water for their farms and other needs by diverting the river.

Tiger one was just walking towards the pond he usually drinks from. After a few minutes of drinking he heard something rustling in the bushes, it sounded like it was growling for help, and he thought it was a deer or a boar . But how could a deer or a boar be growling? What could it be…?

When he was about to jump and kill the poor thing but no!, out came Tiger two his old friend which he got really mad at once.

Tiger one started to ask questions. "What are you doing here?" he asked.

"This is what happened to me and why I'm here."  Tiger two said.

"This is how it all started. First my family got caught and killed by those two legged creatures, so I started looking for revenge in their jungle which had very straight trees with no leaves and also they can live inside them! Then I tried to kill one of their animals for some food, but I got hit in the leg by a very small and fast bird which came out of a very strange looking stick."

"And here I am barely walking and wounded by this water-hole.".

Tiger one got up from drinking and said "You know what my old friend? I was thinking about what you just said, and I always wanted to get out of here with a friend, but the thing is they are all dead. I was thinking of trusting you again, and I think it's time, I do.".

"So lets get out of here and let's go into a new jungle.".

"Be here tomorrow early in the morning. I know a way through this jungle to a forest which leads to a different jungle.".

Tiger two was so happy. " Thank you so much. I won't be late, I promise.".
The next they started their journey to a new world and a new beginning.

Habitat Destruction by Sophie

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The tiger is lapping at the water, not caring about the humans in the background, even he's scared.

Then he smells it.The smell of danger and habitat destruction.He never thought he would charge at the humans but now he might have to.If it gets any worse.

His family was lost, just because of the humans and he was all alone.

The jungle was getting smaller and smaller because the men were cutting down trees so the tigers were in trouble.They either got killed by humans or put into zoos.

The tiger thought "Should I move to another tigers territory?"Then he realized the other wouldn't want him but it was worth a try.
So he found a place to stay but soon the forest started getting smaller and smaller because the men came with their dogs and cut down trees.

Soon he finally went to a place stay and soon he started to have a conversation with another tiger:

Tiger 1 "Can I stay here?"

Tiger 2 "Why?"

Tiger 1 "Because the humans are destroying the land and I've got nowhere to live !''

Tiger 2 "That's awful. Maybe we should gather other tigers and seek revenge on the humans."

Tiger 1 "OK.''

So they gathered other tigers and they did fight the humans but many tigers got killed.

Endangered Tigers by Jessie

Far, far away in the heart of the jungle, Tiger 1 drinks slowly. Tiger 2 says                                                                     
"Hey can I have some water" I don't care" said the other tiger. who was more interested in drinking as much as he could. The two tigers were sipping the water closely together.

"What are we going to do about this?" "I don't know" . We should kill the humans,if they stand in our way. This country wasn't always like this it use to be a big territory but now the humus are cutting down all the trees, bushes, and grass."How can we live like this"?
Wait I remember something when I was a little cub my family and me lived
in a awesome place called shady high. "Lets go there! But won't the humans capture us? and what about my leg"?
We have to do it! Do you wanna die or live? "Live". Then we go "yeah". Here we go!
We headed out at night because lots of humans sleep really early at night so they hid in a bin tippy toes as they go. The lights went out the tiger "said who turned out the lights"? "I don't know" " Who said that"? Me. A human is coming.
Lets get out of here so there ran away as quick as lighting. The human was lost in the dark city, but the tigers could see. They were almost there but they were so tired that they had a rest. The next day they woke up and went to shady high.       

"Yeah we made it". "Now we can live our live peacefully."We got everything we need water ,food ,playtime ,and pease. "Thanks for helping me no problems, hope we will be safe here for a long time". "Me too"

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Danger By Vera


Our Home has been destroyed by humans, that might develop homes, buildings, farms and more. The Tigers are thirsty and are starving to death.

Finally they found a little pond of water. The tigers are disgusted how they can get out of the dangerous situation they were starting to plan an escape plan from the danger.

Before they had a huge rain forest,and lot of water and food but now they only can find a small pond of water and each time they drink a sip it becomes smaller & smaller.

Before the animals was very happy and lived really peacefully.Until the humans came and started to cut down trees , and breaking our habitat.Soon it wasn't a peaceful, happy rain forest in fact it turned into a dry and plain land.that are going to build farms, houses and cities.

What are the tigers going to do? Then one of the tiger got an idea "maybe we should run away so the hunters don't kill us." The other tiger replied "that's a great idea".

But when they went out they all got killed and then the rain forest is full of farms, houses and city. There were millions of people in the land having fun.  

By Vera

Tiger Facts By Ella Lash

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               The Bengal tiger live in Evergreen forests, Mangrove swamps, Tropical rainforests and grasslands in India.


Tigers can use their distinctive coats to camouflage . After they lay in the grass then wait and creep up close enough to attack their victim with a quick spring and fatal pounce. This is called an ambush kill.


The Bengal tigers diet is wild boar, wild horses, buffalo,  roe deer, yak, Sambar and other prey food


Most Tigers don't have prides like lions do.
They don't have family units because the male plays no part in his offspring. They are lone hunters and predators.


These are different types of tigers in the world some are really endangered there is the Bengal tiger, Siberian tiger, Sumatran tiger, Malayan tiger, Indochinese and the south china tiger.

Threats to the Tiger
There are many threats to the tiger, some are hunting and poaching of the tiger for its skin or body parts. The Asian medicinal trade claims a lot of tigers. Loss of habitat is the last threat facing the tigers.

By Ella Lash


Two Tigers and a Watering hole by Valery

Two Tigers and a Waterhole

There was two tigers having a conversation about a pond, because the forest was getting smaller and smaller from people cutting down trees. So the tigers have nowhere to go or to hunt. There was nothing to eat.

Tiger 1 said" Hey, that's my pond you have to go somewhere else to drink." Tiger 1 keeps roaring at Tiger 2. Until Tiger 2 said something.

Tiger 2 said " I don't care I've got nowhere to go, and the forest is getting smaller and smaller. This is the only place where I can go and drink." Tiger 2 just continue drinking.

Before all this happened, everything was going well the tigers had their own habitat to hunt and live. There was big animals like deer and wild boar. Who were also free tigers could hunt them.

But now everything was going bad, because people are building a city with space for farmers to grow plants and people cutting down trees and the tigers have nowhere to go. All the` tigers prey items have nowhere to live so the tigers can't hunt anything anymore. the tigers have to share a pond and a habitat together.

In the end the tigers died, because the people were cutting down trees and building lots of houses and farmlands. They're forced out from their habitat because the humans don't want them there.

By Valery Chao

Two tigers and a dangered forest by Curie

Two tigers and a endangered forest

There was a forest that started getting smaller, people were cutting down trees and destroying plants and animals.

One tiger was walking down to a little pond he sat down rested and drank the water from the pond, then the second tiger came crawling near the pond and the first tiger started getting angry and said "hey this is my pond go away I don't like you". The second tiger said "But from now on you have to share this pond or otherwise I will die! Because I won't have any food to eat and won't have any water to drink. Because of the human threat to our Jungle.

The first tiger started thinking about what the second tiger just said the he said "you can drink the water from the pond as long as you share it with me okay and they agreed.

Weeks past and the area got smaller and the tigers got a tiny area to hunt in and less food to eat.

They started to walk around the forest and hunt for food but all they found was cut down trees and broken plants.

When they saw all the plants cut down or broken they soon knew that they would die and left the forest for ever.

Later on they came to a desert which was so hot that they died on the journey to a new jungle that they never found.

By Curie Choi

The Tigers By Georgia Couch

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One day in the jungle there were lots and lots of animals and near that jungle there was a city that was making a lot of smoke, pollution and noise.

The animals started panicking. Before the humans came it was quiet and peaceful and not so dry also there was more water.It was nice having lots of water (because the water helps deer and other animals that tigers like to eat survive so the tigers get more food and can hunt well).

There were two tigers drinking from a little water hole and they were talking about the city and the humans.Tiger 1 was just ignoring tiger 2 tiger 1 was just drinking from the water hole and saying "we will be alright stop panicking just shut up and relax" tiger 2 said "how am I going to relax when we could be killed the other tigers have been shot and taken in big trucks".
Tiger 2 was screaming at tiger 1 tiger 2 was saying "The humans are coming"!

Tiger 2 and tiger l saw humans cutting down trees with a chainsaw. Tiger 2 kept saying to tiger l "come on run!" but it was too late they got shot!! They woke up in a zoo tiger l said "see were ok and we even get free food and a lot of running space too."Tiger 2 never liked the zoo and hated the humans looking at him he always tried to escape tiger l said "I love this new place and saw the other tigers."    
By Georgia Couch

The Forest by Serena Zhang

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In the natural forest there are a lot of animals, and space but the environment is being changed by people destroying the habitat.

The water hole
The watering hole has become a bad part of the habitat now, but they the animals gathered by a water hole to drink.
Before the humans started destroying their habitat the water was clean and good to drink.

No more water
A few days later all the animals were squished around the shrinking bush.Tigers were fighting for water. The first tiger says “go away this is my area”! But the second tiger replied “no this is my area you need to leave”!

  Two tigers
The first tiger said to the second tiger “let’s have a race to the end and back to the water hole. They realised there was less trees because the humans have been cutting down the trees “we must travel to a new forest”! said the first tiger. They began to leave.

 The journey
They finally started the journey first they searched for a forest for one day and they found one far away from the old one. They started running towards the new forest. They ran so fast that people thought it was a tornado in the dust.
The new forest
At last they arrived there and stayed there for the rest of the time and no humans came for now.

By Serena Zhang

The watering hole of the mighty tigers

  The watering hole of the mighty tigers

One time in the deep dark watering hole two mighty tigers laid there drinking water. Tiger 1 who Joined the other roared as loud as he could.

They were in a city called Mumbai, India there wasn’t much water that they could drink to survive. They were thinking what would happen if somebody caught them?

Because they had heard all the machines working and the men calling in the distance. They would get killed some people will want to take their skins and make medicine out of it but that’s what tiger 1 thought.

To the tigers it sounded like the humans were always fighting each other, They could not hear anything but only the people trading money and laughing, shouting and the strange smells of their cooking.
The animals had their own problems now caused by the humans, now they were too busy fighting over food and space to live.

The Indian town was quite one day they were still drinking the water from the water hole. It was not deep anymore it was almost empty and would not last any longer unless they found more water. Their habitats are being destroyed and there little water hole was way too little and becoming muddy brown.
Many animals around them wanting water too. There were baby tigers frogs and chimps and all kinds of jungle animals gathered round. There were  these dry things out on the dessert part of India  and there was also dry grass all along the dessert the habitat had become dry.

All of a sudden Tiger 1 and Tiger 2 had, had enough of staying here, so when it hit dawn the tigers left the water hole in a rush. Their feet brang up heaps of dust finally reaching another part of asia that had better jungle and forests for them to live in. Thats where they had been thinking of going and they found this really nice place in the wild with heaps of space and water and food and then they started their life in asia and they lived there forever.

                                   By Lara Holmes

The Watering Hole: A collection of interpretations

The Watering Hole: By Graeme Base ( a picture book )

We have been creating narratives based on the image of two tigers drinking from a pool.
We decided to take the perspective of the tiger and write from its viewpoint.

Here's the problem, their habitat is being destroyed by human encroachment and development. The tigers have a choice either fight or flee. These are their stories.

By Hub 8

Friday, 12 September 2014

The Blue Tongue Skink

The Blue Tongue Skink
Blue Tongue  Skinks Live In Australia And New Guinea.The habitats Are forests,grasslands,rainforests and Deserts. Blue Tounge Skinks eat snails,worms,fruit and flowers.
The babies only hatch from soft shelled eggs from inside its mother.

The Blue Tongue Skink sticks out it's tongue to protect itself from predators.
A blue-tongued skink spends most of the day searching for food. When a predator threatens a skink, the lizard puffs up its body to look bigger.

At the same time, it opens its mouth and hisses while sticking out its bright blue tongue. The lizard puffs up its body to look bigger. At the same time, it opens its mouth and hisses while sticking out its bright blue tongue. 

The sudden flash of colors may surprise and confuse the predator just long enough for the skink to run away.

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By Esmae

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

I love cats!

Should cats get executed? No way! What would it be like if there were no cats in the world? I strongly believe that cats should remain in New Zealand and for people to have them in their homes.

Firstly, cats are peaceful animals for us. They are always quiet in the house and they never want to go and play outside. Cats just like to sit on your lap and watch T.V.

Secondly, cats are very cute because they always look at you with their big, fat, round eyes. They have a lot of fur that is very fluffy that also makes people fall in love with them.

Finally, some cats like to have nice quiet time with their owner/s and they love to hug them and roll all over them. Cats love to keep their owner/s nice and warm at night by snuggling up to them.

Therefore cats should not get executed from New Zealand because they are cute, fluffy, and peaceful. Could you imagine the world without cats?

Written By Sophia Rose Lafaialii

Monday, 1 September 2014

We should have cats! By Thomas and Sam

We strongly believe cats should be allowed as pets in New Zealand. Some people may think cats are lame and some people will think that they are cool. We don't like them but we still want people to have them because some people like cats and it is unfair for them.  
Firstly we think Gareth Morgan is so silly because he thinks he can ban cats. But some of us think he can ban cats because they are just cats.  Cats may be harmful but they still have the right to be alive and live. Most people in New Zealand love cats. There is no point of taking all of the cats away just for a few people.   

Secondly we think cats should be allowed as pets because they can be a companion for a human.  Cats do not intend to hurt you. It because they think you are going to hurt them or they are scared because you are bigger  than them. thats why they scratch people  they  don't  mean to they just are

If  you  kill all cats in New zealand  they won't   be  able to be the  most  popular pets in New zealand. Then the dogs will be the most  popular pets in New Zealand.  Then you won't  believe  that cats were real  then we won't have memory  of cats and what is the point of  having cats if you just kill them. thats not fair for them to be extinct then they will get angry at you and scratch you.

Therefore I think that cat should stay in New Zealand. Some cats look very cute. Especially kittens they are very cute. They are even better than dogs. Because you can't let dogs off a leash. But sometimes cats come to other houses and will do poos. That is why cats should not be banned from New Zealand.  

By Thomas and Sam


I strongly believe that there should be no cats in New Zealand. Here are my reasons why they should be banned from New Zealand forever.

Firstly, I believe that cats are stupid and murder birds everywhere. It starts off when you get your fluffy cat. It is so cute and cuddly for the next few days. Then it brings in its first dead bird and is very proud of itself, you on the other hand scream  and are  very angry and chuck the murderer outside. That night he never comes back you get worried this can put pressure on you. That night he meows very loudly with the other cats.

Secondly they are stupid and not smart. I have a dog so you see  why I do not like cats. A cat lives across the road from  us and he hops onto the fence and tempts fate with my dog. This ends up with neighbours getting very grumpy because of the barking, the cat also tries to sneak into our house. Once we had a cat who just sat around and did poops everywhere. This was annoying, he never came outside just sat inside each day.  He also popped inside because he was too lazy to go outside.

Finally cats  can be very naughty when it comes to behaviour. They can look at mirrors and touch them ,they might fall over and break things. They can jump around and knock over pots and pieces.  Cats can also be wild and stalk you, this might be very frightening and could scare young children . Also cats can carry rabies this is a deadly disease that can be caught from an animal bite, cats are one of the animals.  

In conclusion I say we should ban all cats from New Zealand as they can be violent and naughty. New Zealand is the best cat lovers in the world so this might cause riots in the campaign in trying to get rid of all cats.

By Freddie Clarke - Watson