What Is A Minibeast?
A minibeast is just a small animal. Minibeasts are also called invertebrates. That means they are animals without backbones and they don't have their skeletons inside like we do. Some are soft and bendy, like worms and slugs; and some have hard shells to live in, like snails; others have thin, strong outside coverings called an exoskeleton, like insects and spiders.
Wherever Jock visits on Bennachie he definitely sees loads of minibeasts!
Minibeasts help to pollinate plants, recycle waste material, provide food for other creatures such as birds and reptiles and much, much more.
Jock Says: About 97% of creatures on Earth are invertebrates, and without them we wouldn’t be able to survive!
Big word alert! When he’s talking about minibeasts Jock has had to use a few big words. Don’t worry about them, why not impress your friends and family with them!