Tips on finding the Latin word origin
Different Latin words will need different strategies to find the origin of the word.
Here are a few--
Use these search words-- etymology word origin
Example: monotremata etymology would be the words you would use in a search engine such as Google to find the origin of "monotremata." monotremata word origin would be another possibility.
Animal Diversity Web
Arkive Web site
ZipcodeZoo animal descriptions
Seaworld Info Books (Besides sea life, there is info on elephants, polar bears, tigers, flamingos, gorillas)
Natural History magazine
Smithsonian Magazine--Science & Nature search site
Smithsonian natural history museum-- North American mammals
African Wildlife Foundation - has downloadable sounds for some animals as well as information
Grzimek's Animal Encyclopedia - Butte County Library (you will need a Butte County Library Card)
Out-of-the-ordinary animal information:
1922!! article about elephants in Natural History magazine-- find out what scientists knew about elephants then.
Four ears to the ground: for an elephant, the foot may be a powerful listening device
Natural History Magazine Samplings from past years :
The Curious, Bloody Lives of Vampire Bats -- Natural History Magazine.
The Owl That Hunts by Light--Natural History Magazine
Order Rodentia (California ground squirrels and rock squirrels) - video of rock squirrel chewing up rattlesnake skin & rubbing it on it's skin to mask it's scent from predators.
Adding sound: PowerPoint recognizes .wav, .midi, .mp3
Try these sites: FindSounds
JungleWalk (click on "hear sound"; then right-click on "Play audio" and "Save target as." Save to PowerPt folder on your h drive.)
Adding an animated gif:
Try these sites: Zoo iwiego, Bestanimations