Team 7-3 Omaha Zoo Trip
May 1st, 2014
This is an entrance into the Henry Doorly Omaha Zoo
The Green Moray Eel can grow up to thirty feet long.
Common name: Green moray eel
Scientific name: Gymnothorax funebris
Habitat: Around rock shorelines, reefs and mangroves. Depth 1-30 meters and can occupy some areas for many years.
Adaptions of a Fish Adaptations of a Green Moray Eel
1) Gills 1) Mucus that protects against parasites and infectious bacteria
2) Backbone 2) Its colors change over time allowing camouflage
3) Ectothermic 3) Long-snakelike body allows it to hide in small cracks to surprise prey
4) Fins 4) Super developed sense of smell
5) Scales 5) Has a 2nd jaw
The Tiger Salamander can live for 12 to 15 years.
Native to North America
Common name: Tiger Salamander
Scientific name: Ambystoma tigrinum
Biome: Warm moist forest
Habitat: Live in deep burrows by ponds, slow streams or lakes.
Adaptations of an amphibian: Tiger Salamander Adaptations:
1) Born in water moves to land 1) Spots change slightly change color
2) Ectothermic 2) Use tongue to eat
3 Can breathe through skin 3) Webbed feet for swimming
4) Gills when young 4) Can see well at night
5) Lungs when adult 5) Have poison on their tail
The Komodo Dragon uses its tongue as a nose.
Common Name: Komodo Dragon
Scientific Name: Varanus komodoensis
Biome: Warm hot areas in either grasslands, savanna's, and tropical forests.
Habitat: In Indonesia islands by warm sand and trees/forests.
Adaptations of reptiles: Adaptations of komodo dragons:
1) Scales 1) Bacteria in mouth to kill prey
2) Ectothermic 2) Small hears for good hearing
3) Lungs 3) Strong neck muscles to tear prey
4) Eggs 4) Strong claws to rip prey apart
5) Backbone 5) Long tail for balance
The Rockhopper Penguin is one of the worlds smallest penguins.
Common name: Rockhopper Penguin
Scientific name: Eudyptes chrysocome
Habitat: Live among the shorelines of islands north of Antarctica.
Adaptations of birds Adaptations of penguins
1) Endothermic 1) Beak for protection
2) Wings 2) Wings for swimming
3) Beak 3) Can jump from rock to rock
4) Vertebrate 4) Layer of fat under the skin acts like a blanket
5) Feathers 5) Water proof feathers
With the Snow leopard's large paws they can walk on snow.
Endangered Animal: Snow leopard
Common name: Snow leopard
Scientific name: Panthera unica
Biome: Central Asia Himalayan Alpine Moutains
Habitat: Live in high rugged mountains in central Asia.
Adaptions of mammals Adaptations of Snow leopards
1) Body hair or fur 1) Fur
2) High developed brain and nervous system 2) Huge paw
3) Endothermic 3) Long tail
4) Special teeth 4) Well-developed chest to get air from the thin air.
5) 4 chambered heart 5) Enlarged nasal cavity that warms air they breathe