The Desert hopping mouse

Australia, 1982

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Episode of Series “The Web of life”.
Focuses on the spinifex hopping mouse of inland Australia to illustrate the many features it possesses which enable it to survive in what appears to be an extremely hostile environment. Also shows its daily activities, its methods of reproduction and the ways in which these may change with the seasons or from year to year. Suitable for middle and upper secondary levels.


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Educational Media International







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Subject categories

Animals & Wildlife → Adaptation (Biology)

Animals & Wildlife → Animal behavior

Animals & Wildlife → Biology

Animals & Wildlife → Evolution (Biology)

Animals & Wildlife → Zoology

Animals & Wildlife → Zoology - Australia

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Desert ecology

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Biology - Study and teaching

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Adaptation (Biology)

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Biology

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Biology - Study and teaching

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Evolution (Biology)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia




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