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Golden Moles Web-Page
By: Nadia N.
Save Golden Moles!
By: Nadia N.
The golden Mole should be protected. They are becoming rare and are in high risk of being extinct. The people who live near golden moles wont have to worry about many termite or other insect problems, since golden moles eat them. People don't think about animals like they do of themselves. The golden mole is a living creature and should not be in a chance of being hurt.
The golden mole lives in South Africa. It has brown fur with light bronze highlights. It is as big as an average human adult's hand. The golden mole has tiny eyes covered in fur, internal ears and a small nose. It uses its hearing to make its way through the earth and its nose to find food.
The golden mole is very powerful. It can put forth itself to hole 150 times its weight. To keep safe from predators, the golden mole has sharp digging claws as a defense.
Golden moles only have two purposes. Building tunnels underground to make a home for its family, (only during the fall) it mates, and to find food.When golden moles find food, they don't save it. Once they find termites or other insects, they eat it right away.
The golden mole helps and gives things to humans. They eat insects, including termites. Some of those insects could infect you and/or your home. Golden moles take care of many insects, so they can be happy eating them, and you can be happy without the insects that golden moles eat.
There are many different kinds of golden moles, from European Golden Moles to Giant Golden Moles. They share many characteristics, but also have some differences. Other golden moles can be different by size , by their habitats, how they get food, how they mate, and how they sleep. Some golden moles are even nocturnal.
As you see, golden moles are very important to the world. golden moles should be able to be free, mate, and live with its family. Golden moles are kind of like humans. They eat, sleep, work for things, mate, and live. Golden moles shouldn't be fur coats. They are living creatures that should not be harmed.
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This web-site was updated on February 2, 2005