Scientific Name: Okapia johnstoniCommon Name: Okapi Species Taxonomy: Kingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Artiodactyla Family: Giraffidae Genus: Okapia Species: O. johnstoni What environment would your species be found? Canopy Forest Species Habitat: Okapis usually sleep standing up or sitting down on the ground away from predators including behind trees and bushes or tall grass Species Diet: Okapis are herbivores, feeding on tree leaves and buds, grasses, ferns, fruits, shoots, mud, berries, bark and fungi Species Predators: Wildcats such as leopards and Asian golden cats Species Prey: Okapis are herbivores and don’t have any prey Three Adaptations that the species has: Since the okapis are hard of vision, their long ears helps the animal to be extremely sensitive to sounds The frontal reddish brown color of the okapi helps it to camouflage with the red mud. Since the okapi feeds on an incredible variety of plants, their stomach have grown to be very hardy and adapted to digest many hard-to-eat foods Species Reproduction Process: Okapis are solitary, only coming together during mating season to reproduce sexually. The couple begin courtship by circling, sniffing, and licking each other. Eventually, the male reveals his dominance by extending his neck, tossing his head, and thrusting one leg forward. Okapis become sexually mature at about two years of age and can continue to reproduce throughout old age. During pregnancy, the female remains so for 15 months. Species Needs: Okapis to finds a mate during mating seasons and be able to communicate effectively. Okapis also need essential salts and minerals found from red or any mud and clay. Okapis also need to have knowledge of avoiding predators and or using their red brown frontal coloring for camouflage. Species Life Span: About 30 years How is species affected by climate change: Political climate change in Africa are starting to cause weather that cannot support forests, where okapis live. How is species affected by humans: Deforestation is one main problem caused by humans becoming a threat to okapis. What caused species to become extinct: When did this species live: Interesting Fact about Species: The Okapis tongue is 18in long being able to reach to both eyes and ears. This tongue helps them to reach overhanging plants they desire to eat. Author: Genevieve Bibliography: * www.Sandiehozoo.org * www.TheOkapi.org * www.Wikipedia.com * www.ZooBorns.com * www.iucnredlist.org * www.softschools.com * www.animalspot.net
Scientific Name: Panthera pardus orientalis Common Name: Amur Leopard Species Taxonomy: Kingdom- Animalia Phylum - Chordata Class- Mammalia Order- Carnivora Family- Felidae Genus- Panthera Species- P. Pardus What environment would your species be found? Amur Leopards live in temperate forest, and mountains. They experience in hot summers, and cold winters like snow. Species Habitat: Leopards live in trees, because there fur camouflages with the tree. Species Diet: Amur Leopards eat spotted deer, roe deer, wild boar, musk deer, fox, squirrels, and hedge hogs. Mostly, they eat deer. Species Predators: Rarely, the Amur Leopards eat their own species. Overall, there is no natural predator to an Amur Leopard. Species Prey: Amur Leopards mostly go after spotted deer, and roe deer. Three Adaptations that the species has: 1. It has spots, so it can camouflage with the trees and grass, or surroundings. 2. Amur leopards have a thick coat or fur to keep warm in the snow. 3. They use their furry tail as a scarf in the cold. Species Reproduction Process: The female Amur Leopards gives birth to about 1-6 cubs. They are born in a den, the mom of the leopards raises them for about 18 months. Soon after 18 months, they become independent. Species Needs: The Amur Leopard needs the right environment, and the right habitat to survive. It needs to be with nearby prey so he can have food to hunt. The leopards also need water to survive, so a desert is not the best place for them to be. Species Life Span: There lifespan is about 10-15 years. How is species affected by climate change: The climate change affects the Amur Leopards inheritance so they sometimes have to move out or relocate. How is species affected by humans: This species is endangered, part of the reason is hunters. Humans affect the Amur leopards by either shooting them or setting traps to catch them. What caused species to become extinct: Still living, but endangered When did this species live: Currently living. Interesting Fact about Species: The Amur Leopard is nocturnal. Author: Jonas Bibliography: ?
Scientific Name: Sus scrofa Common Name: Wild Boar or Wild Swine Species Taxonomy: Kingdom: Animalia, Phylum: Chordata, Class: Mammalia, Order: Artiodactyl, Family: Suidae, Genus: Sus What environment would your species be found? Species Habitat: Deciduous Broad-Leaf Forests Species Diet: Omnivores Species Predators: Berries, Roots, Worms Species Prey: Tiger, Wolves, Humans Three Adaptations that the species has: Can live in many different habitats, Boar’s can tolerate a wide range of climates, Very highly adaptable Species Reproduction Process: Gestation period 3-4 months Species Needs: Food such as omnivores, most plants, and also invertebrates. Environment such as grasslands or a tropical jungle. Species Life Span: 15-20 years How is species affected by climate change: The climate in the winter and summer can have an impacted on the size of it in any area How is species affected by humans: Hunters, trees getting cut down or tourists What caused species to become extinct: They’re not When did this species live: A Wild Boar lived in 1828 named Banded Pig Interesting Fact about Species: Males have a top tusk to sharpen the bottom tusk. Author: Tenzin Bibliography: "Animals." National Invasive Species Information Center. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 May 2017. "Wild Boar." A-Z Animals - Animal Facts, Pictures and Resources. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 May 2017. "Wild Pigs." Wild Pig Info - Feral Hog Control and Management. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 May 2017. NatureWorldNews. "Boars Everywhere: Climate Change Is Boosting Wild Pig Populations." Nature World News. N.p., 15 Aug. 2015. Web. 16 May 2017. "Advertisement." WATTAgNet. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 May 2017.
Scientific Name: Buteo jamaicensis Common Name: Red-Tailed Hawk Species Taxonomy: Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Accipitriformes Family: Accipitridae Genus: Buteo Species: B. jamaicensis What environment would your species be found? Species Habitat: mixed forests and fields Species Diet: Carnivorous Species Predators: Great Horned Owls, and crows. Species Prey: Small mammals Three Adaptations that the species has: Strong sharp claws for grabbing prey, excellent vision to look for food or to look out for danger, hooked beak for digging into food. Species Reproduction Process: they are sexual Reproducers and fly around to mate. They are mature enough to mate at age 2. Species Needs: small rodents, mammals, water, and shelter. Species Life Span: 20-26 How is species affected by climate change: its forced to skip migration How is species affected by humans: use of falconry What caused species to become extinct: still living When did this species live: currently living Interesting Fact about Species: the species is called the chicken hawk cause it eats large chickens rarely. Author:Calvin Bibliography: Wikipedia, google.
Scientific Name: Petaurus Common Name: Breviceps Species Taxonomy: Kingdom: Anamalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalian Infraclass: Marsupialia Order: Diprotodontia Family: Petauridae Genus: Petaurus Species: P. Petaurus What environment would your species be found? They can be found in forests, specifically up in the trees Species Habitat: Australia, Tasmania, Indonesia etc. Species Diet: They eat insects, meat, vegetables, and tree some tree sap. Species Predators: Sugar gliders predetors are owls, mulguraz, foxes, and quolls. Species Prey: Sugar gliders do not have a certain prey. Three Adaptations that the species has: sugar gliders have an ability to glide because of the patagium that extends from their forelegs to their hind legs. They have very large eyes, their eyes help them see well in the dark. Species Reproduction Process: Sexual Species Needs: Sugar gliders need fresh fruit daily, and a spacious place to live so that they can move around freely without feeling trapped. Species Life Span: 5-7 years How is species affected by climate change: sugar gliders love warm places and get uneasy when in a cold climate. How is species affected by humans: sugar gliders are fairly common pets for humans. Many humans take care of sugar gliders, keep them as pets, and give their sugar gliders all the essentials for their pet sugar glider. Sugar gliders still can be found in the wild. When did this species live: sugar gliders originated 18-25 million years ago. They were discovered by humans in the year 1829. Interesting Fact about Species: Sugar gliders large eyes make them have the ability to see in the dark. Sugar gliders are able to glide over 150ft. Author: Sanduni Bibliography: http://www.sugargliderinfo.org/questions-and-answers.html http://sugarglidercare.org/ https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugar_glider
Scientific Name: Panthera Tigris Common Name: White Tiger Species Taxonomy: Kingdom: Animalia, Order: Carnivora, Family: Felidae, Genus: panthera, Species: Tigris. What environment would your species be found? This species can be found in a forest. Species Habitat: Forest, woodlands, and wetlands. Species Diet: Primarily hoofed mammals such as wild pigs, cattle and deer, some small animals such as monkeys, birds and fish. Species Predators: Humans and sometimes their own kind. Species Prey: Deer, cattle, wild boar. Three Adaptations that the species has: The white tiger has a powerful jaw to take down prey and eat them. Species Reproduction Process: gestation period: 3.5 months, mating ritual: the tigers purr and follow each other around everywhere. How often: Mostly every April. Sexual. Species Needs: The species needs 20 square miles to rule. They also need food and water. The white tiger can live in forests, jungles, and swamps. Species Life Span: 20 yrs. How is species affected by climate change: it is not. How is species affected by humans: Humans are cutting down the jungles and forests in which they live in so they can't live there anymore. What caused species to become extinct: nothing When did this species live: Is living right now Interesting Fact about Species: No wild white tigers have been seen in the wild for more than 50 years. Author: Jose C Image Source: http://www.animalhi.com/Mammals/tigers/green_nature_animals_grass_white_tiger_1600x1200_wallpaper_29906 Bibliography: https://bigcatrescue.org/abuse-issues/issues/white-tigers/ https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_tiger https://a-z-animals.com/animals/white-tiger/
Scientific Name: Procyon lotorCommon Name: Raccoon Species Taxonomy: Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Suborder: Caniformia Family: Procyonidae Genus: Procyon What environment would your species be found? Species Habitat: Forest Species Diet: LeftoversSpecies Predators: Humans, big creatures Species Prey: not known Three Adaptations that the species has: quite, camouflaged, night vision Species Reproduction Process: Sexual Species Needs: Food Species Life Span: 20 years How is species affected by climate change: not known How is species affected by humans: can kill raccoons Interesting Fact about Species: They have night vision eyes, really sharp teeth, claws for climbing. Author: Kaiea Bibliography; Wikipedia
Scientific Name: Canis Rufus Common Name: Red Wolf or Florida Wolf Species Taxonomy: the taxonomy is unresolved What environment would your species be found? Forest, Swamps, Costal Pairies. Species Habitat: Forest, Swamps, Costal Pairies Species Diet: prey depends on what's available or manly raccoons, rabbits, rodents, and sometimes white tailed deer. Species Predators: wolves, coyotes, humans Species Prey: prey depends on what's available or manly raccoons, rabbits, rodents, and sometimes white tailed deer. Three adaptations the animal has:1- if the red wolf feels threatened it will hold up its tail. 2- exposes the front teeth when feeling threatened. 3- hair rises on neck and back when felt threatened. Species Reproduction Process: Mating season: Late winter. Gestation: 60-63 days. Litter size: 2-8 pups. Species Needs: unknown Species Life Span: 13-15years How is species affected by climate change: unknown How is species affected by humans: there was predator control and the people cut done the natural habitat. What caused species to become extinct: still alive When did this species live: still alive Interesting Fact about Species: the red wolf is a mix between the gray wolf and the coyote. Author: Katelyn Bibliography: Wikipedia; Defenders.org
Scientific Name: Lampropeltis triangulum hondurensisCommon Name: Albino Honduran Milk Snake Species Taxonomy: ?? What environment would your species be found? Forest floor and field. Species Habitat: Forest Floor and grassland Species Diet: other snakes, birds, rodents, eggs, and lizards Species Predators: Other snakes, and different kinds of animals Species Prey: snakes, birds, rodents, eggs, lizards. Three Adaptations that the species has: Mimicry of a poisonous snake, jerking moves to startle predators, burrowing ability Species Reproduction Process: Honduran milk snakes become sexually mature at 18 months. The females are , laying an average of 3-18 eggs per clutch in june Species Needs: A warm environment and plenty of food Species Life Span: 20 years How is species affected by climate change: They could over heat, or get to cold and die, so it needs to be perfect temperature How is species affected by humans:These snakes are the most bred snakes in captivity What caused species to become extinct:are not extinct When did this species live:still alive Interesting Fact about Species: Snake is a constrictor, so it kills its prey by squeezing it till it dies, then swelling it whole. Author: Starr Bibliography:??