A to Z of Wildlife: L is for… Leeches!

Leeches are slimy!


Have you seen a leech?  They are pretty weird and slimy.

Most live in thick forest and jungles but some live in England.  They eat by latching on to other animals, including people and suck their blood!

Leeches have been used in hospitals because they release useful chemicals when they suck which help to clean wounds.

Wild Challenge!  What other wildlife is used as medicine? Why not use the library to find out.

 Picture from Flickr.