Mikayla Stormo Dolge
Team 7-3 Omaha Zoo Trip
May 1, 2014

Hanging with the monkeys (and other animals)

The Bowmouth Guitarfish is the "missing link" between sharks and rays.

Common Name: Bowmouth Guitarfish                         

Scientific Name: Rhina ancylostoma

Biome: Marine/Salt Water                               

Home Range & Habitat: Muddy/Sandy Shallow Water

FISH Adaptations:                                                          SPECIES Adaptations:

1. Have gills for breathing underwater             1. Spikes over vital body parts for                                                                                                                              protection

2. Scales for sliding through the water                      2. Smooth body like a shark

3. Locomotion                                                          3. The creamy underbellies provide

                                                                                             protective countershading

4. Special Sensory Organs                                               4. Swim on the bottom of                                                                                                                 the shallow waters

                                                                                                       to stay clear of nets   

5. Live in "schools" for protection                                           5. Hunt alone so  they     

           from predators                                                                     sneak up on their prey

The American Bullfrogs skin color helps them hide in the muddy water and dirt.

Common Name: American Bullfrog             

Scientific Name: Rana catesbeiana

Biome: Wetlands                                                

Home Range & Habitat: Near water in the South Eastern part of the US (Native to North America)

AMPHIBIAN Adaptations:                                          SPECIES Adaptations:

1. Moist Skin                                                                     1. Strong back-legs for jumping

2. Tongue attached to the                                               2. Poisonous toxins in the skin

        front of the mouth                                                                         

3. Eyes on the top of their heads                                             3. Super strong tongue                                                                                                                   to help catch food

4. Very large mouths                                                                 4. They can see in color

5. Lower, transparent eyelids                                   5. Have really sharp teeth on the

                                                                                                        roof of there mouth

Panther Chameleons have special color pigments to help them change colors.

Common Name: Panther Chameleon                             

Scientific Name: Chamaeleo [furcifer] pardalis

Biome: Rain-forests

Northern, coastal parts of Madagascar                    

Home Range & Habitat: Humid,Northern parts of Madagascar-They love to be off the ground

REPTILE Adaptations:                                                  SPECIES Adaptations:

1. Camouflage                                                                       1. Really long tongue to help

                                                                                                them catch food from afar

2. Some can get rid of there tails                2. They can see in two directions at once

3. Scales                                                                                  3. Hard helmet-like skull

4. Some of the bigger reptiles have claws            4. Tail to hold onto branches with

5. Lungs for breathing out of water                        5. Tiny claws to cling/climb with

Burrowing Owls migrate south every winter to keep warm.

Common Name: Burrowing Owl  (Endangered Species)              

Scientific Name: Athene cunicularia

Biome: Grasslands                             

Home Range & Habitat: Plains in the western part of the United States (Native to North America)

BIRD Adaptations:                                                           SPECIES Adaptations:

1. They have hollow bones for flying                    1. Live underground for protection

2. Beaks instead of mouths                 2. Light brown feathers to blend into the dirt

3. Wings to fly                                                          3. If scared they can make a hissing                                                                                                        noise that sounds like a                                                                                                                              rattlesnake to scare off enemies

4. Feathers to help with flight                                          4. They have night-ray vision

5. some have amazing hearing and vision          5.They have super hearing to hear

    for hunting prey                                                      vibrations of prey and predators

African Lions have tan fur that helps them blend into the savanna.

Common Name: African Lion

Scientific Name: Panthera leo

Biome: African grasslands/ Savanna

Home Range & Habitat: Open grassy land in Southern Africa

MAMMAL Adaptations:                                                 SPECIES Adaptations:

1. They live in groups                                                              1. They have huge claws

2. They are warm-blooded                                           2. They hunt in groups to catch

                                                                                                    prey easier and faster

3. Active at birth                                                           3. Loud roars to fend off enemies

4. Some hibernate in the cold winters                                 4. Rough tongue

5. They have fur to keep them warm                  5.  Males have manes to look bigger                                                                                                          and protect it's neck

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