Nature of Guatemala

Baylee and Henry

Guatemala is home to many animals and plants.  Some animals you can find in Guatemala are jaguars ,monkeys and deer.

The water in the air provides water to plants and birds. One of these plants is called an air plant which cling to trees.

In the mountains of the misty cloud forests is a bird called a Quetzal. The Quetzals  have green,white,and red feathers.Only  the males tail can grow to be three feet long.

Today Quetzals are disappearing because people are cutting down their forests. The Quetzals are prey for Owls,the Kinkajou and the Gray Squirrel.

The ancient Maya people believed that Quetzals were the living form of their god Quetzalcoatl.