Animal Cave Model


Caves are naturally formed hollow spaces with in the forest areas considered to be a place to stay for the animals.

They are formed over years of various natural processes like water erosion, pressure, atmospheric influences and micro-organisms.

Caves can be of different sizes, small, big or huge. Most of the times, they are big enough for a person to enter.

animal cave model

There are many caves in the deep forests in the world that are as huge as many kilometres long. Such huge caves are called as caverns.

The study of caves is called as speleology.

In this video, we are going to show a animal cave model for school exhibition which can be done using very simple materials that are easily available.

Materials Used:

  1. Card board
  2. Pencil
  3. Scissors
  4. Hot glue gun
  5. Thick sheet
  6. Newspapers unused
  7. Liquid glue
  8. Paints and brush
  9. Chart sheet
  10. Toy animals
  11. Blue pattern paper

You use the resource/tools page section to find the tips where you can buy these materials used at a reasonable cost.

Detailed Video Show How To Make Animal Cave Model

Questions and Answers:

  1. What are the types of caves?

A. Types of caves are classified based on the way they are formed. They are solution caves, primary caves, glacier caves, sea cave, fracture cave and anchialine caves.

2. What are the uses of caves?

A. Caves, in general, are considered to be shelter to the animals in the forest and various other regions.

Apart from this, caves are also used a cold storage, air conditioning and water supply purposes back in the history in various countries.

Caves are made of various minerals, salts and limestone that make it a good opportunity for mining. Thus, caves of lime stone in some regions serve as water resources.

3. What are the cave dwelling animals?

A. Depending on the region and its weather conditions, different animals consider the caves of different types as their habitat.

Cave bears, leopards, lions, bats etc. These animals not only stay in the caves but also foray outside the caves.

There are many other animals that live only in the caves, they are, salamanders, insects and many unusual animals like snakes.

4. What are the features of a cave?

A. Caves are formed in rocks over millions and millions of years. The most common type of cave that is formed on the landscape of limestone, dolomite and gypsum rocks.

These kinds of caves dissolve in water during its acidic nature over time. But there are many other caves that are used for mining purposes.


Cave formations are called as speleothems. They are formed as a result of the acidic water flowing through the gaps and holes of the limestone rock inside the cave.

As a result of this, the water comes in contact with the air of the cave.

It reaches a stage where the water cannot hold the calcium, thus this excess calcium is formed as cave walls and ceilings. Speleothems take many years to form, and take different sizes and shapes which are often beautiful to look at.

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