Sage Bourne
Team 7-3 Omaha Zoo Trip

May 5, 2014

Omaha Zoo Experience

African lungfish lay their eggs in a nest.

Common name: African lungfish                         Scientific name: Protopterus annectens

Biome: Marine fresh water, swaps and rivers        Habitat/ Range: West and south Africa

FISH ADAPTATIONS                                           AFRICAN LUNGFISH ADAPTATIONS

1. Fins                                                               1. Like to hide in the plants

2. Breathe with gills                                            2. Lungs

3. Lay eggs in water                                           3. Long tail like an eel

4. Slimy scaly skin                                             4. Very large body

5. Camouflage and coloration                             5. Aggressive

The Panamanian Golden Frog is a national symbol in Panama.

Common name: Panamanian Golden frog     Scientific name: Atelopus zeteki

Biome: Rain forest around streams                Habitat/ Range: Panama (endangered)


1. Gills when born and lungs when adult          1. Smooth skin

2. Ecdothermic                                             2. When females are holding eggs their                                                                             stomach gets lighter

3. Metamorphosis                                         3. Skin contains a toxin called zetekitoxin

4. Moist skin                                                 4. Ventral suckers on their feet

5. Lays eggs in water                                    5. The females are larger than the males

Yellow Anacondas are near threatened in their habitat.

Common name: Yellow anaconda                   Scientific name: Eunectes notaeus

Biome: Rain forest rivers and streams              Habitat/ Range: Mostly South America


1. Thick skin                                                    1. Very large

2. cold- blooded                                               2. Immediately able to live on their own

3. Ecdothermic                                                3. Life span of 15 to 20 years

4. Three- chambered heart                               4. Females attract mates with pheromones

5. Breathe with lungs                                        5. Carnivores

The largest parrot, from their beak to their tail they can be up to 33 inches.

Common name: Scarlet Macaw                       Scientific name: Ara macao

Biome: Evergreen forest                                  Habitat/ Range: Southern Mexico to Peru                                                                          (native to North America)

BIRD ADAPTATIONS                                      SCARLET MACAW ADAPTATIONS

1. Beaks                                                         1. Lay up to two eggs per year

2. Feathers                                                      2. Eats nut, seeds, berries and leaves

3. Warm- blooded                                            3. Able to speck some English

4. Endothermic                                               4. Can fly as fast as 35 miles per hour

5. Vertebrates                                                  5. Flocks sleep together

Western lowland Gorillas are known to live up to 40 years in the wild.

Common name: Western Low land gorilla      Scientific name: Gorilla gorilla gorilla

Biome: Rain forest                                        Habitat/ Range: Africa


1. Have hair                                                1. Quiet, peaceful and very non- aggressive

2. Four- chambered heart                            2. Herbivore

3. Endothermic                                           3. Their nose is different from the others

4. Have a backbone                                     4. Prey to humans and leopard and man

5. Very smart                                              5. Very thick skin

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