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2 Ms. Megna 2nd Grade Class Science Click to continue

3  Click on an animal to learn more about it! Toucan Spider Monkey Sloth Macaw Tree Snail Poison Arrow Frog Boa Constrictor Morpho Butterfly Review Question Review Question

4  There are about 40 different types of toucans  They have colorful, lightweight bills  They are very noisy birds  Toucans are about 7in-2 feet in size  When they sleep they tuck their bills under their wings and tail  They are very important to the rainforest because they help move seeds around!

5  Spider monkeys are very large- the adults can grow up to almost two feet  They use their tails as an extra limb  They like to hang upside down, holding onto limbs of trees  They often spend their time high up in trees to find fruits and seed to eat  Spider monkeys are heavily hunted and are in danger of becoming extinct

6  Sloths are extremely slow moving mammals found in Central and South America  There are two species: two-toed and three- toed  Some stay in trees for years  Sloths are nocturnal  They sleep upside down and can live up to thirty years!

7  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 feet  They have tails which are longer than their bodies  Macaws are very social and intelligent animals  They are on the endangered species list because of their low numbers due to rainforest destruction

8  Tree snails usually travel along the forest floors among fallen leaves  They are nocturnal  Although it is nocturnal, it can be found any time and it hibernates at any time  Commonly found in rainforests and lowlands  They are on the endangered species list because of their habitats, pesticides and deforestation

9  Poison arrow frogs are social frogs found in Central and South America  They are known by their bright colors which warn other animals that they are poisonous  Its poison is very powerful and known to cause paralysis or death  One frog carries enough poison to kill 100 people  They are about the size of one inch  Though they have a lot of poison, they are usually harmless if they are left alone

10  Most boa constrictors live in Mexico, Central and South America  They feed on birds, small rodents and lizards  Boa constrictors average on size from 6 to 14 feet  They easily blend into their surroundings with their camouflaged skin  Boa constrictors are non poisonous

11  The morpho butterfly gets its name from its bright blue body with black edged wings  Usually the morpho butterfly spends most of its time on the rainforest floor  Their lifespan is only 115 days  Due to its colors, when it flies it looks like the morpho butterfly is disappearing and appearing  The morpho butterfly is extremely threatened by deforestation

12  Which of the following animal is considered an endangered species? A. Boa ConstrictorBoa Constrictor B. Poison Arrow FrogPoison Arrow Frog C. Morpho ButterflyMorpho Butterfly

13  Good try! But the boa constrictor is not on the endangered species list

14  Good try! But the poison arrow tree frog is not endangered, there are many of them!

15  Correct! The morpho butterfly is on the endangered species list because of the destruction of the rainforest.

16 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:


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