Day 3: Awesome animals
Activity 2: secretive skin
We have a number of small lizards (geckos and skinks) living in New Zealand. One of the least common is the Chevron Skink. According to the Department of Conservation, Chevron Skinks live mostly on two islands - Great Barrier Island and Little Barrier Island. These islands are ‘animal reserves.’ Very few people, other than staff working for the New Zealand Department of Conservation (DOC), are allowed to live there. The DOC staff are called ‘Rangers.’ Their job is to protect the wildlife (animals and plants) living on the island.
Would you like to be a DOC ranger and live with the animals on Great Barrier Island?
To be honest I wouldn’t like to be a DOC Ranger, but then also would like to be one. My reasons will be in the three cons and pros. (pros)
#1: Working as a DOC Ranger is good because you are looking after the wildlife. If you do become a DOC Ranger that means you care for the wild life. #2: Working as a DOC Ranger is also good for the environment and us. DOC Rangers care about plants and trees. Trees provide oxygen and so without trees we all wouldn’t be alive. #3: You are saving peoples and animal lives. You safe us, humans life by making sure our plants stay alive. And you saving the animals life by making sure they are in good health.
#1: You never know what might happen. You might be allergic to some of the plants there on the island. #2: Again you never know what might happen, not being dramatic but what if a animal jumps out of nowhere and bites you on the leg or anywhere else. #3: Who knows who long you will be on that island. I am addicted to my family so I would want to visit them.