7.3 Omaha Zoo Trip
May 1, 2014
Common Name: Madagascar Rainbow Fish
Scientific Name: Melanotaenidae
Biome: River, lakes, and swamps
Home Range/Habitat: Madagascar
1. The younger ones are not as colorful as the parents are.
2. Males can change color to get females attention.
3. Swim in large bodies so they can all swim together.
4. Lay eggs everyday for long period of time to make sure enough survive.
5. Secrete slime to protect themselves from parasites.
Common Name: Panamanian Golden Frog
Scientific Name: Atelopus zeteki
Biome: Rainforest rocks
Home Range/Habitat: Panama
1. Use toxins to defend itself from predators.
2. Raises hand and foot to signal rival frog to stay away.
3. Males use their vocal calls to attract the females for mating.
4. The females lay their eggs in dark place underwater because the eggs are light-sensitive.
5. Tadpoles change color to dark brown or black with gold to help them camouflage.
Common Name: Komodo dragon
Scientific Name: Varanus komodoensis
Home Range/Habitat: Tropical Savanna
1. Strong legs to help this speedy dangerous predator to catch and tear apart its prey.
2. They move fast on land to catch food and get away from predators.
3. They have powerful jaws that can crash a bone of their prey.
4. They camouflage themselves to hide and wait for prey.
5. The saliva in dragon will kill prey because of the bacteria.
Common Name: Red-billed Hornbill
Scientific Name: Bucerotidae
Biome: Tropical forest
Home Range/Habitat: Asia
1. Uses their beak to attract their mate.
2. Binocular vision to be able to see it's food.
3. They run rather than hop and glide.
4. They also use their bills to dig.
5. They use their tail to help brace themselves when hanging.
Common Name: Diana Monkey
Species Name: Cercopithecus diana
Home Range/Habitat: West Africa
1. Mother and daughter monkeys stay together for life because their strong relationship.
2. These monkeys communicate by visual cues and calls.
3. Uses its body to be an expert climber.
4. They stick together to ward off predators.
5. Use their climbing skills to hunt for food in the canopy of the forest.