Team 7-3 Omaha Zoo trip

Zach morfitt
May 1, 2014

Puffer fish

Puffer fish have sharp spines that are some times poisonous

Common name: Puffer fish                        Scientific name: Tetraodontidae

Biome: Salt water                                         Home range: Tropics sea                                                                 

Fish adaptations                                                             Puffer fish adaptations

1. Air bladder                                                                   1. Spines

2. Endoskeleton                                                              2. Poisons

3. 2 chambered heart                                                    3. Can puff up to twice its size!

4. Fins and tail for swimming                                    4. top is color of ground

5. gills to breath                                                             5. Bottom is color of above the fish

Tomato frog  (Endangered)

A tomato frog is bightly colored to warn predators its not good to eat!

Common name: Tomato frog                   Scientific name: Dyscophus

Biome: Rain forest                                Habitat: Ditches and swamps usually near water

Amphibian adaptations:                           Species adaptations:

1. Can breath through skin                         1. Not so tasty mucous

2. Goes through metamorphoses              2. Brightly colored

3. Stays near water                                       3. Can weigh up to 40 g

4. Uses water to breed                                4. Males grow up to 65 mm

5. Needs water to breath                            5. Likes humidity

Albino Alligator  (Endangered)

There are only 13 in the world!!!!!

Common name: Alligator (Albino)              Scientific Name: Alligator mississippiensis

Biome: Southern US                                         Habitat: Swamps and other bodies of water

Reptile adaptations:                                                                  Species adaptations

1. scales                                                                                        1. No pigment in its skin

2. water proof skin                                                                   2. can grow up to 6 ft long

3. tale                                                                                           3. eat turtles mammals and fish

4. webbed feet (If it has feet)                                                4. receive protection under US                                                                                                                federal endangered species act.

5. good sense of smell                                                           5. can live up to 50 years in captivity

Wing clipped Scarlet macaw

Scarlet Macaws fly in squadrons like military planes!

Common name: Scarlet Macaw                              Scientific name: Ara Macao

Biome: Rain forests                                                     Habitat: Southern mexico to Brazil

Bird adaptations:                                                                Species Adaptations:

1. Diurnal                                                                               1. Large wings for flying

2. Will fly long distances to get food in the morning 2. Hard beak to break nuts and seeds

3. Has two toes facing backwards to grab prey           3. Favorite food is fruit

4. Can fly up to 24 Km                                                       4. Has a curved beak

5. Can mimic human sounds                                            5. Very brightly colored

American Badger (Native to North America)

Badgers can protect them selves from animals twice the size of them!

Common name: American Badger                         Scientific name: Taxidea taxus

Biome: North american northern bit of mexico southern of Canada Habitat: America

Mammal Adaptations:                                                                 species adaptations:

1. Hair or fur                                                                              1. Fur

2. Feed young with milk                                                         2. Long strong front claws

3. Warm blooded                                                                     3. Loose skin

4. Three groups of species: Marsupials, monotremes   4. Strong front legs

5. Have lungs and breath air                                             5. can run very fast

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