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.
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*Referred to in the book as the “Oregon Mole.”
*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.”
|Big Brown Bat|
|Little Brown Bat|
|Star Nosed Mole|