4 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 monkeysAnalytical masters of their arboreal world.Endangered and lives in the Tropical Rainforest
6 The Capybara Weigh more than 100 lbs. An herbivore that eats grass and aquatic plantsHighly social and males control groupsCan remain underwater for up to 5 minutesReddish Brown fur on top and Yellow Brown fur underneath
8 The Black CaimanFeed on fish, water birds, Capybara, and sometimes domestic animalsLay eggsUsually lay eggs in mound of vegetation and soilThe Female watches the eggsCan grow to be 13 – 20ft longLive in lakes and slow moving riversJaguars as well as humans are predators of the Black CaimanLife Expectancy is 50 – 80 years
10 The Bengal TigerHave great power and strength and are the largest of the cat familyMost common tiger and populates about half of the tiger populationLives in India and is sometimes known as the Indian TigerAre hunted for body parts and for the use in Chinese medicineThis species is endangered and its roar can be heard from 2 miles awayLife Span is 8 – 10 years in the wildWeighs anywhere from 240 – 500lbs.
11 The Silvery Gibbon http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/silvery_gibbon.htm
12 The Silvery GibbonMake a song that can be heard over a mile and last 7 minutes (Only females sing)Live in treetops of the Javas RainforestSongs 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 themKnown as lesser apes and have no tailUsually weigh only 13lbs. And have long armsEats fruit, flowers, and young leavesGestation Period- 7-8 months and must wait 2-3 years between births
14 The Slender Loris Weigh 103 – 172 grams Has long and slender arms and legsCurl up in balls during days and are active and social at nightThe Highland Slender Loris lives at the canopy level at 1,800–2,300 meters altitudeThe Red Slender Loris lives at the primary and secondary lowlands level up to 900 meters in altitude
16 The Kinkajou http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/kinkajou.htm Sleeps in upper canopy and in holes in treesNocturnalWeighs anywhere from 3 to 10lbs.Golden-Brown furRound head, big eyes, small ears, and snout like a bear’sSoles of feet provide gripMoves by climbing and jumpingSolitary and can live over 23 yearsRarely seen ,but not endangeredCarnivorePrehensile tip to tail which helps climbing
18 The Binturong Carnivore Long snout and many teeth AKA Bearcat Females 20% larger and heavier than malesDark-Brown to Black shaggy, coarse fur andtipped with grayPrehensile tip to tail that helps climb and acts like an extra legNocturnalTo big to leap from tree to tree so must climb down tree then walk to another
20 The Basilisk Lizard AKA plumed or double-crested basilisk Able to run on waterSpend time in trees, but are always close to waterIf threatened it can drop from tree and land in water and run 5 feet per second across the surfaceCan go across surfaces of water for 15 feet or moreEven when in water they swim very well
22 The Pigmy MarmosetUsually have twins, but can have triplets and quadrupletsNewborns must be fed every 2 hoursClaws that help cling to treesOmnivoreCan live to be 15 years oldSmall size helps hide from predatorsStill chases intruders on their territory even though they’re so small
23 Plants Of The Rainforest The Rafflesia PlantBromeliadsThe Strangler FigLianasBengal BambooThe Giant Corpse FlowerThe BladderwortThe Victoria AmazonicaThe Walking Palm TreeThe Belladonna
29 The Strangler Fig Hollow on inside A root that starts in ground then slowly grows up host treeWhen host tree dies it leaves the inside hollowProduces large amounts of fig fruitHard for loggers to cut through so usually stay there when a forest is cleared
44 Rainforests Around The World 1.) The Amazon RainforestLocation- South AmericaFact- Home to 1/5 species of all plants and 1/10 of all mammal species. Also home to second longest river.2.) The Congo RainforestLocation- AfricaFact- Covers more than1,000,000 square miles3.) Other RainforestsLocation- Madagascar or Central AfricaLocation- South East Asia and Southern Asia- Bangladesh, Borneo, Java, Burma, and even MalaysiaLocation- Australia- New Guinea and New Zealand
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