Tyler Fisher

Team 7.3 Omaha Zoo Trip
May 1, 2014

The Desert Dome in the Omaha Zoo

Welcome to the place with all biomes.

This is adapted to go into sea anemone with a special coat of mucus

Common Name: Clown Fish                                         Scientific Name: Amphiprioninae

Biome: Water                                                               Home Range/Habitat: Goes from                                                                                        Pacific to Indian

Fish Adaptation                                                        Clown fish adaptations

1) Can breath underwater with gills                        1) The group is called a school

2)  Some fish feed through the water.                       2) The size of a tea cup.

3) Fish has hard, shiny scales                                3) All clown fish are born male

4) Fish can live up to 7 hours without water             4) They can switch gender if they want.

5) A spine to swim/stiffen the body to be stable.       5) Can reach up to 4.5 inches.


A Wyoming toad is mainly active at night, but has poor eye sight.

Common name: Wyoming Toad                                       Scientific name: Bufo baxteri

Biome: Wetlands                                                         Home Range/Habitat: Lakes/Ponds

Amphibian Adaptations:                                              Toad Adaptations:

  1. Can go into the water and on land.                        1. Takes 3-20 days to hatch.
  2. Has gills to start                                                   2. Breeding happens during                                                                                         spring/summer
  3. Breaths with lungs at adult                                    3. Has poor eye sight
  4. Is a vertebrae                                                      4. Mainly active at night
  5. Has a large and broad mouth                                5. Grows up to 2.2 inches
A Blue tongued skink can hold it's prey for a long amount of time.

Common name: Blue Tongue skink                                 Scientific Name: Tiliqua

Biome: Grasslands, Forest, Rain Forest, Desert                                                                 Home Range/Habitat: Australia

Reptile adaptations:                                                   Skink Adaptations:

1. Some change color to the temperature                   1. Puffs up body to ward off enemies

2. Rough skin                                                           2. Can hold on to prey for a long time

3. Some of them grow back                                       3. Can drop tail off if it is grabbed by                                                                                    it

4. Some can live in dry, harsh climates, some live in water. 4. They don't use their feet to                                                                                            move, they slither.

5. Some use feet to move, some use their body.           5. Ears sunk in head to protect the                                                                                       ear membrane

Common name: Black-capped chickadee                     Scientific name: Poecile atricapillus

Biome: Forest, woodlots                                          Home Range/Habitat: Upper most USA

Bird Adaptations:                                                     Chickadee Adaptations:

  1. Break seeds open with feet/beak       1. They can remember thousands of seed hiding                                                           spots
  2. Has feathers to fly                            2. Some of them are called winter flocks
  3. Some birds don't fly                      3. The chickadee is a bird native to North America
  4. Some birds actually run like the roadrunner       4. They are one of the smallest birds
  5. Birds lay small to really big eggs            5. Insects make up 80-90% of their diet

Common name: Swift Fox                                                  Scientific name: Vulpes velox

Biome: Grass lands, forest                                 Home Range/Habitat: Tundra, cold places

Mammal Adaptations:                                      Swift fox adaptations:

1. Has ether hair or fur                                   1. Uses burrows to hide and hide young

2. Has a 4 chambered heart                            2. Can live in places with no water

3. Is warm-blooded                      3. A ground squirrel(the swift foxes prey) has 70% water

4. Is adapted to almost everything      4: Can survive a day under ground when the air is dry

5. Can breath with lungs.                          5. Like a dog, a swift fox has to pant to stay cool

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