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Do we love humans more than animals? Every year, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year award shows us the very best pictures of the animal kingdom, from chasing cheetahs to curious raccoons.

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It is time for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition! We will find out the winner in one month’s time.

This year, there are incredible pictures of raccoons, cheetahs, shiny fish and strange bugs.

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Humans love animals. From when we are very little, we learn that the cow says “moo” and the duck goes “quack”.

There are many animals in children’s stories. Just think of fables like The Tortoise and the Hare, or fairy-tales like Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

Sometimes, when we get older, we keep cats and dogs as pets. We love watching nature programmes on the TV.

Do we love animals more than humans?

Some say…

Yes! Animals are not confusing like humans. They do not say cruel things. They are cute, funny and wonderful.

Others think…

No! Animals are nice, but we do not really love them. We love our family and our friends, who look after us and really understand us.

You Decide

  1. Do you love animals or humans more?

Activities

  1. Draw a picture of your favourite animal. Give it a name.

Some People Say...

“Animals are such agreeable friends — they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.”

George Eliot (1819-1880), English writer whose real name was Mary Ann Evans

What do you think?

Word Watch

Photographer
Someone who takes photographs with a camera.
Fables
A story that teaches you a lesson about how to behave in life.
Programmes
An episode that you watch on television.
Confusing
Something that we find hard to understand.

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