Tom Neumeister
Team 7-3 Omaha Zoo Trip
May 1, 2014

A Wild Trip

The barred flag tail can be camouflaged with its blue surroundings.

Common Name: Barred Flagtail                         Scientific Name: Kuna Mugil

Biome: Underwater               Home range/habitat: Crystal Waters-Pacific,Indian Oceans

FISH Adaptations                 BARRED FLAGTAIL Adaptapations  

1)Breathe with gills                        1)Their shiny skins make it hard for predators to focus

2)Scales                                       2)Travel in schools - makes it hard for predators to attack just one fish

3)Fins                                           3)Since they school they have a lateral line to sense

their surroundings

4)Lay eggs                                    4) Have 10 dorsal spines                  

5)Cold blooded                               5) Young flag tails can be found in tidepools

The file-eared tree frog blends into its brown surroundings.

Common name: File-eared tree frog                      Scientific name: Polypedates otilophus

Biome: Swamp/wetlands                                       Home range: Malaysia, Indonesia

FISH Adaptations                                             FILE EARED TREE FROG Adaptations

1)Slimy skin                                                      1) camouflage

2)good sense of smell                                        2) very small

3)good vision                                                     3) suckers on feet to grab trees

4) lungs                                                             4)strong hind legs

5) absorbs oxygen through skin                           5)climbs trees to escape predators

The merten's water monitor has a tough skin

Common name: Merten's water monitor                  Scientific name: Varanus mertensi

Biome: Desert                                        Habitat: Australia, Tropical regions close to water

REPTILE Adaptations                            WATER MONITOR Adaptations

1) Scales                                                     1) eyes at the top of its head

2) Cold-blooded                                            2) nostrils that can close

3) Amniotic egg                                            3)Tail shaped to help swim

4) Camouflage                                              4) Great sense of smell

5) lungs                                                        5) nostrils on top of head

The burrowing owl roosts in prairie dog burrows

Common name: Burrowing owl                           Scientific name: Athene Cunicularia

Biome: Grasslands                                             Habitat: Prairie, US, South America


BIRD Adaptations                                              BURROWING OWL Adaptations

1) Flies with wings                                               1) Burrows underground

2) Hollow bones                                                  2)Places dung around nest to attract food

3)Strong lungs for flight                                       3)asymmetrical ears to pinpoint prey

4)Large crops for holding food                             4) Sharp talons to catch prey

5) Warm blooded                                                5) Can turn head 280 degrees

The cheetah can run up to 70 MPH

Common name: Cheetah                                Scientific name: Acinonyx jubatus

Biome: Savannah                                           Habitat : Southern and Eastern Africa

MAMMAL Adaptations                                   CHEETAH Adaptations


1)Feed young with milk                                   1)can run 70 mph

2) Hair for cold climates                                  2) extendable spine

3)Complex jaw                                                3) camouflaged

4)Warm blooded                                             4)Large nasal passages

5) diaphragm                                                  5)Tear marks to block glare

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