Presentation on theme: "Animals in the Rainforest"— Presentation transcript:
1 Animals in the Rainforest Ms. Megna2nd Grade ClassScienceClick to continue
2 Click on an animal to learn more about it! ToucanSpider MonkeyReviewQuestionSlothTree SnailMacawPoison Arrow FrogBoa ConstrictorMorpho Butterfly
3 Toucan There are about 40 different types of toucans They have colorful, lightweight billsThey are very noisy birdsToucans are about 7in-2 feet in sizeWhen they sleep they tuck their bills under their wings and tailThey are very important to the rainforest because they help move seeds around!
4 Spider MonkeySpider monkeys are very large- the adults can grow up to almost two feetThey use their tails as an extra limbThey like to hang upside down, holding onto limbs of treesThey often spend their time high up in trees to find fruits and seed to eatSpider monkeys are heavily hunted and are in danger of becoming extinct
5 SlothSloths are extremely slow moving mammals found in Central and South AmericaThere are two species: two-toed and three-toedSome stay in trees for yearsSloths are nocturnalThey sleep upside down and can live up to thirty years!
6 Macaw Macaws are the largest of all parrots There are 16 different species and they range in size from one foot to a little over three feetThey have tails which are longer than their bodiesMacaws are very social and intelligent animalsThey are on the endangered species list because of their low numbers due to rainforest destruction
7 Tree SnailTree snails usually travel along the forest floors among fallen leavesThey are nocturnalAlthough it is nocturnal, it can be found any time and it hibernates at any timeCommonly found in rainforests and lowlandsThey are on the endangered species list because of their habitats, pesticides and deforestation
8 Poison Arrow FrogPoison arrow frogs are social frogs found in Central and South AmericaThey are known by their bright colors which warn other animals that they are poisonousIts poison is very powerful and known to cause paralysis or deathOne frog carries enough poison to kill 100 peopleThey are about the size of one inchThough they have a lot of poison, they are usually harmless if they are left alone
9 Boa ConstrictorMost boa constrictors live in Mexico, Central and South AmericaThey feed on birds, small rodents and lizardsBoa constrictors average on size from 6 to 14 feetThey easily blend into their surroundings with their camouflaged skinBoa constrictors are non poisonous
10 Morpho ButterflyThe morpho butterfly gets its name from its bright blue body with black edged wingsUsually the morpho butterfly spends most of its time on the rainforest floorTheir lifespan is only 115 daysDue to its colors, when it flies it looks like the morpho butterfly is disappearing and appearingThe morpho butterfly is extremely threatened by deforestation
11 Review QuestionWhich of the following animal is considered an endangered species?A. Boa ConstrictorB. Poison Arrow FrogC. Morpho Butterfly
12 Review QuestionGood try! But the boa constrictor is not on the endangered species list
13 Review QuestionGood try! But the poison arrow tree frog is not endangered, there are many of them!
14 Review QuestionCorrect! The morpho butterfly is on the endangered species list because of the destruction of the rainforest.
15 Congratulations!You have completed this lesson on rainforest animals! I hope you learned some interesting facts.Click on the image below to return to the title slide for the next student: