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Human impact on animal behavior

Human impact on animal behavior

Author: Josue Naranjo
  1. At the end of this lesson students will be able to determine the main distinguishing characteristics of a coati.
  2. At the end of this lesson students will be able to describe animal behavior using adjectives.
  3. At the end of this lesson students will be able to predict the behavior of animals without people.

This lesson is meant to support an in-class 40-minute lesson where students will write guidelines for tourists visiting wildlife reserves. In order to do so, they need to understand first the impact of people on wild animals' behavior. A video on coatis is used to elicit the behavioral changes.

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Welcome to the "Human impact on animal behavior" tutorial!

Hey guys I have prepared a video for you to understand the impact of people on animal behavior.




Mr J

Coatis at Iguazu National Park

A family of coatis from Iguazu National Park, Brazil.

Source: Created by Josue Naranjo

Video transcript (don't forget to check for new words in your dictionary!)

Hey guys, this is Mr Josue with a video I managed to capture in my last adventure. Walking around the Iguazu National Park in Brazil, I had the opportunity to shot an interesting family of coatis. Coatis belong to a group of mammals found only in the Americas; they are very similar to raccoons in terms of curiosity, size and a ringed tail, but with a longer snout (very similar to a pig´s). When young they have a playful and unafraid attitude, despite all the people around them, because this means free food! However, when these younglings grow bigger they need more food and sometimes they will get really close to people, in an abusive and aggressive way.

Source: Created by Josue Naranjo

Coati characteristics and behavior test

Students review the contents, reflect on their answers based on information in the Internet and make some predictions to be used in face-to-face activities.

Source: Created by Josue Naranjo