Abbey DeRuyter

Team 7.3 Omaha Zoo Trip
May 1, 2014

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Omaha Zoo Trip

Common Name: Sting Ray                                      Scientific Name: Dasyatidae

Biome: Ocean                              Habitat/ home range: subtropical and tropical waters

Fish Adaptations                                    Species Adaptation

1. Gills to breathe                                     1. Stinger on end of tail

2. Fins                                                         2. Eyes on top of head

3. Some have swim bladder                      3. Spiracles

4. Scales                                                      4. Mouth on underside of body

5. Lateral Lines                                            5. Flat bodies to hid in sand

Common Name: American Green Tree Frog          Scientific Name: Hyla Cinerea

Biome: Swamps/ freshwater                 Home Range/Habitat : Small ponds/swamps

Amphibian Adaptations                   Species Adaptations

1. Moist skin                                                                  1. Webbed fingers and toes

2. Spend part of life in water                                        2. Sticky discs on toes

3. Ectothermic                                                                3. Sticky tongue

4. Membrane keeps eyes moist                                     4. Camoflouged green color

5. Live in water and on land                                           5. Strong legs used to jump

The Great Plated Lizard has rubber-like balls on its feet for climbing on rocks

Common Name: Great Plated Lizard                 Scientific Name: Gerrhosaurus major

Biome: Deserts                                                   Habitat/ Home range: Hot rocky deserts

Reptile Adaptations                                              Species Adaptations

1. Scales                                                                     1. Rubber balls on feet

2.  Oviparous  eggs                                                       2. Flat body

3. Some can lose tails                                                3. Detaches its tail to escape

4. Ectothermic                                                4. Special plated scales (raised edges on scales

5. Lungs                                                                       5. Camouflaged scales

The Blue Bellied Roller displays a small sharp beak, used for snatching up bugs.

Common Name: Blue Bellied Roller     Scientific Name: Coracias cyanogaster

Biome: Desert Forests                               Habitat/home range: Savannah Glades (wet)

Bird Adaptations                                               Species Adaptations

1. Lightweight Skeleton                                         1. Sharp beak used to eat bugs

2. Feathers for flying                                              2. Feet for gripping branches

3. Keep reproductive organs lightweight          3. Sharp eyes to see bugs on the ground

4. Air-sacks                                                                4. Blue feathers warn intruders

5. Feathers to keep it warm (down)                     5. Powerful Beaks

The Polar Bear's white fur helps it blend into the snow and keep warm.

Common Name: Polar Bear (Endangered)               Scientific Name: Ursus maritimus

Biome: Tundra    Habitat/Home range: The Arctic Tundra (North American Native)

Mammal Adaptations                                            Species Adaptations

1. Have Hair/fur                                                           1. Fur keeps it warm

2. Give birth to live animals                                          2. Fur camouflages it in the snow

3. Four-chambered heart                                             3. Layer of fat to keep warm

4. Nurse Young                                                              4. Powerful legs for swimming

5. Highly developed brain                                               5. Hollow fur traps air for buoyancy

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