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The Rainforest. By: Nic Grube. Animals Of The Rainforest. The Golden Lion Tamarin The Capybara The Black Caiman The Bengal Tiger The Silvery Gibbon The Slender Loris The Kinkajou The Binturong The B asilisk Lizard The Pygmy Marmoset. The Golden Lion Tamarin.

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the rainforest

The Rainforest

By: Nic Grube

animals of the rainforest
Animals Of The Rainforest
  • The Golden Lion Tamarin
  • The Capybara
  • The Black Caiman
  • The Bengal Tiger
  • The Silvery Gibbon
  • The Slender Loris
  • The Kinkajou
  • The Binturong
  • The Basilisk Lizard
  • The Pygmy Marmoset
the golden lion tamarin
The Golden Lion Tamarin

http://www.bagheera.com/inthewild/van_anim_tamarin.htm

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The Golden Lion Tamarin
  • Only about 400 of them are left in the Amazon.
  • Huge rivers , barren lands, and croplands make it so these monkeys are hard to get to and so its hard for the monkey to get out as well.
  • Acrobatic, quick-moving monkeys
  • Analytical masters of their arboreal world.
  • Endangered and lives in the Tropical Rainforest
the capybara
The Capybara

http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Animals/Amazonia/Facts/capybarafacts.cfm

http://gainesvillewildlifecontrol.com/gainesville-alachua-high-springs-branford-can-you-say-capybara/

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The Capybara
  • Weigh more than 100 lbs.
  • An herbivore that eats grass and aquatic plants
  • Highly social and males control groups
  • Can remain underwater for up to 5 minutes
  • Reddish Brown fur on top and Yellow Brown fur underneath
the black caiman
The Black Caiman
  • http://www.theanimalfiles.com/reptiles/crocodiles_alligators/black_caiman.html
  • http://www.flickriver.com/photos/artour_a/4594734018/
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The Black Caiman
  • Feed on fish, water birds, Capybara, and sometimes domestic animals
  • Lay 30-65 eggs
  • Usually lay eggs in mound of vegetation and soil
  • The Female watches the eggs
  • Can grow to be 13 – 20ft long
  • Live in lakes and slow moving rivers
  • Jaguars as well as humans are predators of the Black Caiman
  • Life Expectancy is 50 – 80 years
the bengal tiger
The Bengal Tiger
  • http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/bengal-tiger/
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The Bengal Tiger
  • Have great power and strength and are the largest of the cat family
  • Most common tiger and populates about half of the tiger population
  • Lives in India and is sometimes known as the Indian Tiger
  • Are hunted for body parts and for the use in Chinese medicine
  • This species is endangered and its roar can be heard from 2 miles away
  • Life Span is 8 – 10 years in the wild
  • Weighs anywhere from 240 – 500lbs.
the silvery gibbon
The Silvery Gibbon
  • http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/silvery_gibbon.htm
  • www.daughterearth.com
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The Silvery Gibbon
  • Make a song that can be heard over a mile and last 7 minutes (Only females sing)
  • Live in treetops of the Javas Rainforest
  • Songs can be different and can show territory (Territory is about 42 acres)
  • If intruders are seen it is the males job to crash through the forest after them
  • Known as lesser apes and have no tail
  • Usually weigh only 13lbs. And have long arms
  • Eats fruit, flowers, and young leaves
  • Gestation Period- 7-8 months and must wait 2-3 years between births
the slender loris
The Slender Loris
  • http://animal.discovery.com/guides/endangered/mammals/slender-loris.html
  • http://www.edgeofexistence.org/mammals/species_info.php?id=22
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The Slender Loris
  • Weigh 103 – 172 grams
  • Has long and slender arms and legs
  • Curl up in balls during days and are active and social at night
  • The Highland Slender Loris lives at the canopy level at 1,800–2,300 meters altitude
  • The Red Slender Loris lives at the primary and secondary lowlands level up to 900 meters in altitude
the kinkajou
The Kinkajou
  • http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0310/feature2/zoom2.html
the kinkajou http www blueplanetbiomes org kinkajou htm
The Kinkajou http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/kinkajou.htm
  • Sleeps in upper canopy and in holes in trees
  • Nocturnal
  • Weighs anywhere from 3 to 10lbs.
  • Golden-Brown fur
  • Round head, big eyes, small ears, and snout like a bear’s
  • Soles of feet provide grip
  • Moves by climbing and jumping
  • Solitary and can live over 23 years
  • Rarely seen ,but not endangered
  • Carnivore
  • Prehensile tip to tail which helps climbing
the binturong
The Binturong
  • http://a-z-animals.com/animals/binturong/pictures/1187/
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The Binturong
  • Carnivore
  • Long snout and many teeth
  • AKA Bearcat
  • Females 20% larger and heavier than males
  • Dark-Brown to Black shaggy, coarse fur and

tipped with gray

  • Prehensile tip to tail that helps climb and acts like an extra leg
  • Nocturnal
  • To big to leap from tree to tree so must climb down tree then walk to another
the basilisk lizard
The Basilisk Lizard

http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/reptiles/green-basilisk-lizard/

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The Basilisk Lizard
  • AKA plumed or double-crested basilisk
  • Able to run on water
  • Spend time in trees, but are always close to water
  • If threatened it can drop from tree and land in water and run 5 feet per second across the surface
  • Can go across surfaces of water for 15 feet or more
  • Even when in water they swim very well
the pigmy marmoset
The Pigmy Marmoset

http://pygmymarmoset.net/pygmy-marmoset-pictures.html

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The Pigmy Marmoset
  • Usually have twins, but can have triplets and quadruplets
  • Newborns must be fed every 2 hours
  • Claws that help cling to trees
  • Omnivore
  • Can live to be 15 years old
  • Small size helps hide from predators
  • Still chases intruders on their territory even though they’re so small
plants of the rainforest
Plants Of The Rainforest
  • The Rafflesia Plant
  • Bromeliads
  • The Strangler Fig
  • Lianas
  • Bengal Bamboo
  • The Giant Corpse Flower
  • The Bladderwort
  • The Victoria Amazonica
  • The Walking Palm Tree
  • The Belladonna
the rafflesia plant
The Rafflesia Plant

http://www.arkive.org/rafflesia/rafflesia-spp/image-G19163.html

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The Rafflesia Plant
  • Largest single flowers in the world
  • Can reach over 90cm across
  • Has leathery petals
  • Actually a virus, but grows on host(Tetrastigma Vines)
  • Found in primary and secondary rainforests
bromeliads
Bromeliads

http://www.srl.caltech.edu/personnel/krubal/rainforest/Edit560s6/www/plants/bromeliads.html

bromeliads1
Bromeliads
  • Thick, waxy leafs
  • Related to pineapple family
  • Bowl shape in center of leafs
  • Bowl shape makes great habitat for small animals
  • When animals die it gives the plant nutrients
the strangler fig
The Strangler Fig

http://www.mongabay.com/04strangler_fig.htm

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The Strangler Fig
  • Hollowon inside
  • A root that starts in ground then slowly grows up host tree
  • When host tree dies it leaves the inside hollow
  • Produces large amounts of fig fruit
  • Hard for loggers to cut through so usually stay there when a forest is cleared
lianas
Lianas

http://www.tutorvista.com/biology/plants-in-a-tropical-rainforest

http://www.srl.caltech.edu/personnel/krubal/rainforest/Edit560s6/www/plants/lianas.html

lianas1
Lianas
  • Thick, woody stems
  • Can grow up to 3000 feet
  • Attach to trees and grow on trees towards sunlight
bengal bamboo
Bengal Bamboo
  • http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/rnfrst_plant_page.htm
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rainforests around the world
Rainforests Around The World

1.) The Amazon Rainforest

  • Location- South America
  • Fact- Home to 1/5 species of all plants and 1/10 of all mammal species. Also home to second longest river.

2.) The Congo Rainforest

  • Location- Africa
  • Fact- Covers more than1,000,000 square miles

3.) Other Rainforests

  • Location- Madagascar or Central Africa
  • Location- South East Asia and Southern Asia- Bangladesh, Borneo, Java, Burma, and even Malaysia
  • Location- Australia- New Guinea and New Zealand

http://www.srl.caltech.edu/personnel/krubal/rainforest/Edit560s6/www/where.html#AF