Omaha Zoo Trip

Ryan Olson, Team 7-3                                May 1, 2014

                         Now Entering Into A Zoo Of New Information

A Blue Tang swims upward to get food.

Common Name: Blue Tang                                Scientific Name: Acanthurus coeruleus

Biome: Coral reef                              Home Range/Habitat: Found in Coastal waters from                                                            New York to Brazil in the ocean.     (Native species)

Fish Adaptations                                                          Species Adaptations

1. Gills-to breath underwater                        1. Venomous spikes on back and tail-protection

2. Fins-to move efficiently in water               2. Semi-transparency-for hiding

3. Scales-for protection                               3. Swim in schools-for protection

4. Spines-for protection                               4. Poisonous flesh-for protection

5. Camouflage-to hide from predators           5. Disklike body-Harder to be eaten

The Golden frog warms up sitting on the leaf of a tree.

Common Name: Panamanian Golden Frog          Scientific Name: Atelopus zeteki

                         (endangered species)

Biome: Rainforest                                    Home Range/Habitat: Cordilleran Mountains to

                                                                                                        Panama near a river

Amphibian Adaptations                                Species Adaptations

1. Thin Skin-for breathing                           1. Produce toxins-for protection

2. Multiple eyelids-for seeing                       2. Body language-to signal other frogs

3. Aquatic/terrestrial-for survival                  3. Multiple rows of teeth-for holding onto things

4. Tympanum-for sense of hearing              4. Camouflage-young frogs use for hiding

5. Streamline body-for swimming                 5. Bright skin-signals toxicity to predators

The Yellow Anaconda warms it's blood in the heat of the sunlight.

Common Name: Yellow Anaconda                               Scientific Name: Eunectes notaeus

                   (endangered species)

Biome: Rainforest               Home Range/Habitat: Central South America near a river

Reptile Adaptations                                                  Species Adaptations

1. Terrestrial egg-lay eggs away from water            1. Nostrils on top of head-for hunting

2. Scales-for protection                                            2. Muscular body-for squeezing prey

3. Cold blooded-better energy storage                     3. Born live-for safety

4. Camouflage-for protection-for hunting                  4. Can swim-catch prey in water

5. Teeth-for hunting-for eating                                  5. Unhinging jaw-for feeding

Emperor Penguins group together to stay warm.

Common Name: Emperor Penguin                         Scientific Name: Aptenodytes forsteri

Biome: Desert                                            Home Range/Habitat: Outer rim of Antarctica

                                                                                                            in a frozen desert

Bird Adaptations                                                  Species Adaptations

1. Down Feathers-for warmth                                1. Wings-for control while swimming

2. Wings-for stability                                            2. Camouflage-for protection

3. Scales-for protection                                        3. Feathers-for underwater warmth

4. Beak-for picking things up                                4. Webbed feet-for swimming

5. Talons/claws-for grabbing things                        5. Clustering-to conserve body heat

The Sun Bear makes its home high up in a tree.

Common Name: Sun Bear                                    Scientific Name: Helarctos maylayanus

         (endangered species)

Biome: Forest (sometimes tropical)                  Home Range/Habitat: Southeast Asia in a                                                                                        tropical or subtropical rain forest.

Mammal Adaptations                                                     Species Adaptations

1. Have hair-for warmth                                                1. Lives in trees-for protection

2. Four chambered heart-blood completely                  2. No hibernation-plenty of food


3. Highly developed brain-better knowledge                3. Powerful jaws-for biting bark

4. Endothermic-can control its own body heat             4. Forward eyes-for climbing

5. Specialized teeth-easier to eat and carry stuff         5. Long tongue-for eating

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