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What do you think whales are?
Are they fish?
Whales look like fish, but they are not fish.
They are mammals.
What are mammals?
Mammals are warm-blooded animals. Unlike fish they breathe air. They do not lay eggs, instead they give birth to babies. Mammals nurse their babies with milk. Fish do not nurse their babies with milk.
Like fish whales live in the water. They have fins.
Can you tell the difference between whales and fish by looking at the fins?
Sure, you can.
Whales have horizontal tail fins. They are from side to side like wings of an airplane.
Fish have vertical tail fins. They are up and down.
Whales are amazing animals!
Put an " x " in the appropriate box in columns "Whale" and / or "Fish" to show the correct answer.
|LIVE IN THE WATER|
|NURSE WITH MILK|
Do you know?
Like whales, other mammals also live in the water. Some can not go on land, some can.
Walrus, Sea lion, Seal, Manatee, Dugong are all mammals who live in the ocean.
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