Presentation on theme: "RAinforest. Anaconda The Anaconda has eyes high on its head so that it can stay camouflaged underwater while watching and waiting for its prey."— Presentation transcript:
Anaconda The Anaconda has eyes high on its head so that it can stay camouflaged underwater while watching and waiting for its prey.
Parrot The unique design of the strong, curved bill enables the parrot to crush seeds, flower, nectar, fruit and nuts on which it feeds.
crocodile The nostrils are located on the top of the snout along with the eyes and ears, so they are able to stay partly submerged in the water and still breathe, hear and see.
black spider monkey In addition to their elongated arms, black spider monkeys have especially hook-like hands with elongated fingers which allow them to swing over branches with ease.
tree frog Tree frogs have feet like suction cups which help them to attach to leaves, branches and the trunks of trees. This is important for mating, sleeping, and eating.
fruit bat Fruit bats, like other bats, have very long, webbed fingers that serve as wings.
Iguana Their long tail is quite sharp, and can be snapped in the air as a defense mechanism. The tail can also break off if caught by a predator and grow back without permanent damage.
Jaguar Jaguars have jaws and a large head especially equipped for piecing the skull of their prey with their canine teeth.
Gorilla Gorillas have a grasping big toe that allows them to use their feet in much the same manner as their hands.
koala bear The koala has two forepaws that end in five toes. The two of them are opposed to the others, which provides for a firm grip on the branch.
lemur The lemur has a long tail that helps it swing from trees and hang upside down. The tail also has stripes to help hide it from other predators.
Chimpanzee Chimpanzees have long strong arms especially well adapted for swinging from tree to tree.
piranha They all have deep bodies, saw-edged bellies, and large, blunt heads with very strong jaws bearing triangular razor sharp teeth that cut like knives.
cacao tree This is a shade-loving tree whose leaves can move 90 degrees from vertical to horizontal and back to get better sun access and to protect young leaves.
large variety of plant life Vegetation grows at all levels in the rainforest from the forest floor to the top of the canopy. This helps plants to get the water and sunlight they need.
Brazil Nut Tree This tree has ball-shaped pods that can weigh up to 5 pounds and hold up to a dozen seeds.
Agouti The Agouti roam the forest floor during the day, looking for fallen fruits and nuts. They disperse seeds of certain tree species, such as the brazil nut tree. The outer covering of these nuts is so hard that only the agouti can gnaw through it. They often bury the nuts and forget about them. These now have a chance to germinate.
rubber tree The latex of the rubber tree flows through special ducts located outside of the cambium so that it can be accessed through relatively shallow incisions without harming the growing cells that generate the tree’s vascular system.