Physical Description Edit

Kowls, are a species of warm blooded herbivorous animals who live on the nebulous planet of Krystallisis.  The average kowl is about two to three feet tall and can spread its wings out up to 1 ½ feet wide. Kowls are half koala and half owl. They have a small body with  grayish-brown furry feathers that are water resistant and neon blue eyes. They also have specialized ears and sharp claws. When it eats, it uses its medium sized hard beak and long tongue. They are similar to earth mammals which means that they give live birth. They mate twice a year and  usually give birth to four or six baby Kowls at once.  However, there have been rare cases when only one Kowl is born. There is only one species of Kowl known.

Behavior Edit

Kowls are part of a group that functions like a tribe. There are about 50 Kowls in each tribe.  Since they are a more advanced creature than other animals, they have created a system within the tribe in which every member of the tribe has a job. Some examples of the jobs they have are:  getting food, alerting the tribe of a predator, and maintaining order within the tribe.  The Kowls’ first mating season occurs between January and  early March. The second occurs between late July and September. The female Kowls look for a mate instead of the male. It is common for a female to mate outside of her tribe and create a new tribe with her mate. If this is the case, the first born female becomes the leader of the tribe and takes her mothers position.

Environment Edit

Kowls live on the planet Krystallisis. Krystallisis has a temperature of 30-40 degrees fahrenheit during the day and can go down to -10 degrees fahrenheit at night.  It is cloudy, foggy and cold throughout the year except for when there are thunderstorms of acid rain. After this storm occurs, the air becomes humid and fog begins to accumulate. Kowls mainly live in the mountains and must therefore be alert of avalanches also. Avalanches mostly occur between December and February when the temperature is almost always at freezing point. During  the other months, the temperature is still cold, but does not change  as drastically from day to night. This allows for grasses, shrubs, and  small flowers to grow without being drowned by snow. Kowls eat the grasses flowers and shrubs and also eat tree bark from the Evergreen tree. Their main predator is the Black Grizzly Bear (a combination of black and grizzly bears).

Physical Adaptations Edit

The Kowl species has many adaptations that help it to survive in its environment.  It has fury grayish-brown feathers that act as a blanket for it to keep warm during snowstorms. When its humid, it changes its feathers by turning them out to keep cool so that it won’t be hot.  It’s feathers are also water resistant so that it can be protected from the acid rain and can blend in with their environment to camouflage. Since the Kowl’s habitat is usually overcast, a lot of fog accumulates. Therefore it has developed glowing eyes that help it to see through the fog (and at night time). The Kowl has exceptional ears to hear its predator from a mile away and hear the sound of an avalanche coming. Its small body and wings also help it to escape from predators because it makes them hard to catch then they are flying. To get its food, the Kowl has also had to adapt to the place it lives. The Kowl has to sometimes travel a long distance to get its food because the trees are at the lower part of the mountain. It has a medium sharp and  pointy beak that helps it to break off tree bark from the Evergreen trees and sharp claws to grip the branch as it eats. (Much like a bat.) It also has a long tongue to pull as many flowers as it can from the ground.

Behavioral Adaptations: Edit

The Kowl has ears that help it hear its predator from a mile away. If it hears the predator, it alerts its tribe by sending out a call for the others to hide.