Christina Assam Pd.2

Team: 7.3 Omaha Zoo, May 1st 2014

Journey to the Omaha Zoo

Blue tangs are always on the move and never rest.

Common Name: Regal Blue Tang                  Scientific Name: Paracanthurus hepatus

Biome: Marine/Salt water                               Home Range/Habitat: Coral Reef

FISH ADAPTATIONS:                                     BLUE TANG ADAPTATIONS:

1) Breathe with gills                                       1) Travel in duos

2) A range of patterns                                    2) Omnivores

3) Scales all over the body                             3) Unpleasant odor

4) Warm-blooded                                          4) Blue and yellow colors

5) Vertebrates                                               5) The small fins

This type of frog is very rare.

Common Name: Panamanian golden frog        Scientific Name: Atelopus zeteki

Biome: Rain forests                                        Home Range/ Habitat: Streams/mountains

AMPHIBIAN ADAPTATIONS:                           PANAMANIAN ADAPTATIONS:

1) All have about the same color features            1) Poison their prey before eating it

2) Some are poisonous                                     2) Produce toxins

3) Bright vibrant colors                                      3) Females are twice the size of males

4) Sticky fingers                                               4) Females lay light sensitive eggs.

5) Wet skin                                                       5) Endangered

One of the five biggest snakes in the world.

Common Name:  Burmese python                   Scientific Name: Python molurus bivittatus

Biome: Found in South East Asia                     Home Range/Habitat: Tropic lands

REPTILE ADAPTATIONS                                BURMESE ADAPTATIONS

1) Scales                                                       1) Poor eyesight

2) Camouflage                                               2) Wrap there bodies around their prey

3) Ability to ramp up their metabolism              3) Range in colors

4) Omnivores                                                 4) Same genes as other invertebrates

5) Live on land or in water                              5) No appendages  

The largest parrot and can grow from their beak to their tail can be 33 inches.

Common Name: Scarlet Macaw                       Scientific Name: Ara macao

Biome: South America                                     Home Range/Habitat: Evergreen forests

BIRD ADAPTATIONS                                       MACAW ADAPTATIONS

1) A beak to match it's diet                                1) Flies in flocks (groups)

2) Feathers                                                     2) Communicates through loud squawks

3) 4 chambered heart                                      3) Feet are to hold onto branches and trees

4) Has a hollow skeleton                                   4) Strong beak to break nuts

5) Different wings for different birds                  5) Omnivores

Polar bears are the largest canivore land animal.

Common Name: Polar bear                            Scientific Name: Ursus maritimus

Biome: Arctic Region (Native North America)    Home Range/Habitat: Off shore on the ice

MAMMAL ADAPTATIONS:                               SPECIES ADAPTATIONS:

1) Warm-blooded                                            1) Big paws for walking on ice

2) Fur                                                             2) Thick fur

3) Live born babies                                          3) White fur to match the ice

4) Have a backbone                                         4) Sharp teeth

5) Four-chambered heart                                  5) Omnivore

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