Zane Ross
Team 7.3 Omaha Zoo Trip

May 1rst, 2014

More Than An Adventure

They have poisonous barb on the end of their tail.

Common Name: Southern Sting Ray Scientific Name: Dasyatis americana

Biome: Ocean                     Range/Habitat: shallow coastal                                      waters of temperate sea

FISH ADAPTATIONS                 STING RAY ADAPTATIONS

1) Scales for protection         1) Poisonous barb attached to tail

2) Gills                         2) Coloration reflects ocean floor

3) Coloration                    3) Has ampullae

4) Fins                          4) Sharp, barbed spines

5) Swim Bladder                  5) They undulate their bodies to                                    swim

Their bright skin is a warning to predators.

Common Name: Panamian Golden Frog   Scientific Name: Atelopus       (Endangered)                       zeteki

Biome: Rainforest                Home Range/Habitat:mountain slopes                             of  the Central Cordilleran rainforests                                 of west-central Panama.

                             

AMPHIBIAN ADAPTATIONS              PANAMIAN ADAPTATIONS

1)Moist Skin                       1)Poisonous

2)Gills to begin with              2)Webbed feet

3)ectothermic                      3)Eats Insects and a variety                                        of small invertebrates.

4)Camoflage                        4)Use hand signals to discourage other                                     frogs

5)Streamline body shape             5)Walk instead of leap

Its saliva is toxic, making killing prey a whole lot easier.

Common Name: Komodo Dragon    Scientific Name: Varanus komodoensis

Biome: Tropical savannah      Home Range/Habitat:harsh climate of                                 Indonesia's Lesser Sunda Islands

REPTILE ADAPTATIONS           KOMODO DRAGON ADAPTATIONS

1)Ectothermic                 1)Eats almost anything

2)Thick, scaly skin           2)Complex venom glands

3)Traps moisture              3)Acute sense of smell

4)Lungs                     4)Can eat 80 percent of its body weight

5)Three-chambered heart       5)Long claws and shark-like teeth

These owls live under ground in burrows.

Common Name:Burrowing Owl        Scientific Name:Athene cunicularia

Biome:Desert                     Home Range/Habitat:North America

BIRD ADAPTATIONS                 BURROWING OWL ADAPTATIONS

1)Feathers                       1)Live underground in burrows

2)Hollow bones                   2)Active during the day

3)Four-chambered heart         3)Bob their heads to express distress                             or excitement

4)Beaks adapted to eating habits     4)Eat small mammals

5)(Most) can fly                     5)Incredible Eyesight

Their fur is white to blend in with their surroundings.

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

Biome: Arctic                    Home Range/Habitat:Arctic Circle

MAMMAL ADAPTATIONS            POLAR BEAR ADAPTATIONS

1)Warm-blooded                1)Sharp claws

2)Fur/hair                    2)Teeth to bite into prey

3)Four-chambered heart        3)Skin is black to absorb heat

4)Mammary glands             4)Fur is white to blend in with                                     surroundings

5)Well-developed brain        5)Acute senses

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