Shrews, Moles, Bats, Opossum, Armadillo

In chapters 19-21, 34, and 39 of The Burgess Animal Book for Children, Burgess introduces his readers to four more orders of animals: shrews and moles, bats, opossums, and armadillo. Below you’ll find each of the animals Burgess mentions in the book. Click on the picture to find out more about each animal.  Thornton Burgess refers to some of these animals by name, which I put in parenthesis.

For a collection of coloring pages, scroll to the end.

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EULIPOTYPHLA

Soricidae (Shrews)

Talpidae (Moles)

*Referred to in the book as the “Oregon Mole.”

 


CHIROPTERA

Vespertilionidae (Bats)

*Referred to in the book as the “Southeast Big-eared Bat.”
**Referred to in the book as the “Southwest Big-eared Bat” or “Desert Bat.”

 


DIDELPHIMORPHIA

Didelphida


CINGULATA

Dasypodidae

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Coloring Pages

Armadillo
Big Brown Bat
Brewer’s Mole
Common Mole
Little Brown Bat
Long-tailed Shrew
Opossum
Short-tailed Shrew
Star Nosed Mole

 

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