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Animal #4

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Animal #4

Poison Dart Frog

 

Located

Poison Dart Frogs are located in South America and some parts
of Central America.

 

Diet

Poison Dart Frogs will eat termites, crickets, flies and ants.

 

Habitat

The habitat of the poison dart frog is near marshes, streams and
rivers.

 

Size

Poison Dart Frogs will grow to be 1 - 7 cm in length depending
on the species of frog. They also vary in color.

 

Reproduction

Poison Dart Frogs lay a group of eggs in the water which take
about 12 days to hatch.

 

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Animal #3

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Animal #3

Resplendent Quetzal

 

Located

The Resplendent Quetzal is mostly found in Central
America, in countries such as Honduras, Costa Rica, El
Salvador, Panama and Guatemala.

 

Diet

The Resplendent Quetzal is omnivorous. Their favorite
foods are fruits that are associated with the avocado
family (see picture at right). They will also dine on
insects and small vertebrates such as lizards and
frogs.

 

Habitat

Resplendent Quetzals live in the cloud forests of Central
America. Cloud forests are defined as tropical or
subtropical forests, often located in higher altitudes, that
have a large amount of cloud cover or low, settling fog.

 

Size and Description

The Resplendent Quetzal is roughly 14 - 16 inches in
length. Its long train of tail feathers adds an additional 24
- 25 inches. The Quetzal is a beautiful bird characterized
by the aquamarine feathers on its head and body. In
stark contrast to these feathers is the bright red plumage
that is found on its breast. The male is more colorful
than the female so that it will be able to attract the
attention of the females. Females are less colorful and
do not have a long train of tail feathers. This helps the
female to be less conspicuous and hide from predators.
On the Resplendent Quetzal's head is a small crest of
spiked yellow and green feathers. The eyes are black,
and the beaks of males are yellow, while the beaks of
females are black.

 

Reproduction

Resplendent Quetzals will usually carve out a nest in a
rotten tree, using their beaks to cut out the rotten wood.
Here, the female will lay two or three eggs in a given
clutch. Both male and female will share responsibility in
building the nest as well as incubating the eggs. The
incubation period lasts two - three weeks.

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Animal #2

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Animal #2 Gaboon Viper

 

Located

The Gaboon Viper is located in the tropical rainforests
and other moist areas of East and West Central Africa.

 

Diet

The Gaboon Viper feeds on small mammals (particularly
rodents), birds and amphibians such as frogs. Their
excellent camouflage allows them to hide in leaves on
the forest floor while waiting for prey. The Gaboon is a
venomous snake and its bite can be very harmful and
possibly fatal to humans.

 

Habitat

The habitat of the Gaboon Viper will usually be near in a
dark place near or on the ground. The Gaboon is a
nocturnal snake and will hunt in the evening and at night.
The habitat of the Gaboon includes but is not limited to
rainforests.

 

Size and Description

The average length of an adult Gaboon Viper can range
from 4 - 6 feet. The Gaboon is a heavy snake with a
weight of 15 - 18 pounds. The Gaboon Viper's fangs can
be from 1 - 2 inches in length. The Gaboon has excellent
camouflage with angular brown shapes on its back and a
tan head that is shaped like a leaf.

 

Reproduction

The female Gaboon Viper is viviparous, meaning it bears
live young. The Gaboon can give birth to 30 - 60 young
for a given pregnancy

 

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10 Interesting Facts About the Tropical Rainforest Biome

10 Interesting Facts About the Tropical Rainforest Biome | tropical rain forest | Scoop.it

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Exotic, diverse, and wild, the world's rainforests extend from North to South across Earth. They nurture thousands of plants and animals found nowhere else on this planet and provide many of our essentials for life.

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Rainforest Biomes

Rainforest Biomes | tropical rain forest | Scoop.it

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All about the tropical rainforest biome, description, global position, climate, and information on specific plants and animals of this biome.

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Animal #5

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Animal #5

Piranha

 

Located

Piranhas are found in South America.

 

Diet

Piranhas generally eat smaller fish. Larger fish and small
mammals may be attacked if there is a school of
piranhas.

 

Habitat

Piranhas are found in the rivers and streams of South
America.

 

Size

The Piranha can reach up to 1 ft in length.*

 

Reproduction

Piranhas reproduce by laying groups of eggs in rivers and
lakes.

 

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Animal #1

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Animal #1- Orangutan

 

Located

The Orangutan lives on the islands of Borneo and
Sumatra in Indonesia.

 

Diet

The Orangutan eats tropical fruit and also leaves, bark
and insects at times.

 

Habitat

Orangutans can be found in rainforests as well as other
forests at higher elevations and near lowland swamps.
They will sleep in trees as well as move through the trees
in search of fruit.

 

Size

Male Orangutans weigh approximately 100 - 250 lbs and
are about 4 - 5 ft. in height. Female Orangutans will
weigh approximately 60 - 110 lbs and are about 3 - 3.5 ft.
in height.

 

Reproduction

Orangutans' pregnancy periods last approximately 7.5 to
8.5 months. They will most often give birth to one infant,
but like humans, they can have two at times

 

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Tropical Rainforest Biome: Plants and Animals

Tropical Rainforest Biome: Plants and Animals | tropical rain forest | Scoop.it

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Have you heard of the Okapi? Or the Aye-Aye? Did you know that the tropical rain forest biome is where half of the Earth's animal and plant species exist? Read about this fascinating habitat here.

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Rainforest Facts

jahret is the best omgRaintree's rainforest website features indepth information on the problems and solutions of Rainforest deforestation...

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