Team 7-3 Omaha Zoo Trip
Alaire Krueger

May 1,2014

Using their tough teeth, these fish are able to consume hard-shelled species.

Vertebrates of the Omaha Zoo

              Common Name: Napoleon Wrasse        Scientific Name: Cheilinus undulatus

                        Biome: Salt water.                              Home Range/Habitat: Throughout                                                                                               the Indo-Pacific Oceans,from the Red                                                                                                 Sea and the coast of east Africa to the                                                                                                Central Pacific, south from Japan to                                                                                                     New Caledonia,mostly live in reefs.                                

                    Fish Adaptations                                   Napeloean Wrasse Adaptations

                      1)Has fins to help it move                       1)One of the largest reef fish

                                                                                           2)Hump on head that changes color

                      2)Lay eggs                                                      for mating reasons                     

                                                                                            3)Row of teeth in throat to crush hard                                                                                                   shell food

                       3)Breath with gills                                      4)Rarely moves its tail for                                                                                                                          locomotion but rather flaps its                                 4)Body covered in scales                              pectoral fins to swim.                                                   5)Can become other gender                       5)Immunity to toxic spines

                          and  still fertilize

Mexican Tree Frog

This Mexican leaf frog uses its special feet to stay on this leaf.

Common Name:Mexican Leaf Frog              Scientific Name:Pachymedusa dacnicolor

Biome: Near ponds                                              Home range/Habitat:Forests,swamps,                                                                                                                                   marshes,and ponds

Amphibian Adaptations:                                    Mexican leaf frog Adaptations:

1)Born in water                                                           1)Can change color in certain situations

2)Breath with gills and lungs later on                  2)Camouflaged with green and gold spots

3)Long legs and long arms                                       3)Pads on feet to help them climb or stick

4)Eyes and nose on the top of head                        4)Can withstand high temperatures

5)Soak up water/moisture through skin                5)Very flexible legs

Burmese Python

This Yellow Burmese Python lays wrapped up.

Common Name:Yellow Burmese Python                  Scientific Name:Python bivittatus

Biome:Grasslands,(rain)forests                                 Habitat/Home range:Jungles and                                                                            grassy marshes of Southeast Asia

Reptile Adaptations:                                                Species Adaptations:

1)Lay eggs                                                                 1)Excellent swimmers

2)Have scales                                                            2)One of the largest snakes on earth

3)Smell with tongue                                                   3)Back curving teeth to trap     prey                                                                              in mouth

4)Very flexible jaw for big food                                4)Incubate eggs with body coiled                                                               around egg while raising temperature

5)Smooth and dry skin.                                          5)Spend much time in trees                  


Crown Crane

A Crowned Crane stands in the sun.

Common Name: Grey Crown Crane                    Scientific Name:Balearica regulorum

Biome: Wetlands                                                       Habitat/Home Range: Grasslands

Bird Adaptations:                                                   Grey Crown Crane Adaptations:

1)Have wings instead of arms.                                  1)Both parents nest with eggs

2)Beaks for pecking out certain foods                    2)Long hind toe to help them perchin                                                                                         trees

3)Feathers that provide different types of lift      3)Adapted to human settlements

4)Lay eggs                                                                     4)Long legs for wadding in tall grass

5)Have hollow bones that help them fly               5)Large,slender feet for balance

Black Rhino

This Black Rhino has grass in his muscualr lip while running.

Common Name:Black Rhino(endangered)                 Scientific Name:Diceros bicornis

Biome: Solitary shelter                                              Habitat/home range: Africa and                                                                                                    Asia, wooded grasslands, desserts,                                                                                                        savannahs

Mammal Adaptations:                                                 Black Rhino Adaptations:

1)Give live birth(all but 2 species).                                 1)Excellent sense of smell and                                                                                                                   hearing for their surroundings  

2)Warm-blooded!                                                              2)The front triangle shaped part on                                                                                                        their mouth is actually a muscular                                                                                                        lip for grabbing food

3)All produce milk                                                             3)Has 2 horns on head for protection

4)4-chambered hearts                                                      4)Roll in a mud that's a natural                                                                                    bug/sun repellent

5)Strong teeth also used for                                            5)Can run up to 55 km/h

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