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How weird and wonderful are creatures in the rainforests?. By Brianna, Bella. C, Holly & Hannah. How Weird and Wonderful are the Creatures in the Rainforest?. The Bullet Ant The Harpy Eagle The Okapi The M ata- mata. Bella. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


How weird and wonderful are creatures in the rainforests?

How weird and wonderful are creatures in the rainforests?By Brianna, Bella. C, Holly & Hannah

+How Weird and Wonderful are the Creatures in the Rainforest?The Bullet AntThe Harpy EagleThe OkapiThe Mata-mata

+BellaTake up like 3 or 4 slides for your animal. You can use different slide layouts and pictures and transitions and stuff.+

The Harpy Eagle

Facts about the Harpy EagleIts name come from Harpies of Greek MythologyHas a wingspan of 2 metresCovered in black, white and grey feathersThey are designed for speed and maneuverability. Lives predominantly in the Amazon Rainforest

+The name harpy eagle comes from the harpies of Greek mythology, which were ferocious winged creatures with sharp claws, a woman's face and a vulture's body.

The harpy eagle has a body length of 90-105 cm and a wingspan of two metres. The eagle can weigh between 5 and 10 kg although the female often weighs twice as heavy as her mate.

Harpy eagles feathers are slate-black above and white to light gray underneath. A black band runs across the chest up to the neck. The tail has long, dark gray feathers with horizontal bars. Their legs are covered with light gray feathers ending in yellow feet as big as a human hand, with large talons. The heads of both male and female are covered with a double crest of large, pale gray feathers. They raise this crest when alerted or showing hostility. Their eyes are dark brown and close-set, allowing them to judge distances. They have a powerful, hooked gray bill. Their dark gray, large, rounded, broad wings. These wings are relatively short compared to other eagles. They are designed for speed and maneuverability necessary for flying through a forest.

Harpy eagles are found in the Amazon tropical rainforest from southeastern Mexico to northern Argentina through to southern Brazil. 4Nest in the emergement layer and lay 1-2 eggs at a time.Lifespan of 35-45 yearsCarniverous, daytime hunters, feeding on animals in the trees.Can carry prey up to half their weight.Reach speeds of 80km/hOne of the worlds most powerful eagles

The Harpy Eagle+The harpy eagle prefers to nest and live in the emergement layer of trees. They build huge nest out of sticks and branches of kapok trees and lay between one and two eggs at a time. After the first egg hatches, the other is often ignored, leading to it not hatching. The chick that lives will fledge from 4-6 months of age, but will stay with the parent for at least a year. Harpy eagles have the longest breeding period of any raptor. They raise one chick every 2-3 years. The average lifespan for the harpy eagle is thought to be around 35-45 years.

Harpy eagles are carnivorous daytime hunters. They usually live on animals that live in trees. There diet mainly consists of animals such as sloths, monkeys, possums, reptiles and birds. These eagles are high fliers and strike their prey after a long quest through the bushy areas of trees. During this time they can reach speeds of up to 80km/h.

Harpy Eagles are considered to be one of the worlds largest and most powerful eagles. Although this eagle has hind talons up to the size of grizzly bear claws, they typically can only fly with prey weighing up to approximately one half of their body weight.

Harpy Eagles, like many other birds of prey, bring fresh green twigs and branches to the nest. Some researchers think this helps to protect the nest from insects and parasites but also provide a cooler environment for the young birds.

5What If We Do Nothing?The harpy eagle only lives only in northern South AmericaIt is already an endangered speciesHarpy Eagles are being threatened by habitat loss, hunting and low rate of reproduction

+The harpy eagle is an endangered species. This is caused by major habitat loss, through deforestation of nesting sites. They are also being hunted. Harpy eagles need vast areas of forest to hunt in. Each nesting pair has a single chick every two to three years. With such a low density of harpy eagles and their low rate of reproduction, even the smallest pressure on their hunting abilities or habitat loss eliminates them from an area.

Luckily there is a group called the peregrine fund, who are protecting these amazing creatures from hunting, and deforestation. They are setting up breding programs to increase the density of eagles in the wild.6The Okapi

What is weird and wonderful about the okapi?The okapi is a beautiful and unusual animal.Their natural habitat is the Ituri Rainforest.The okapi is the only living relative of the giraffe.Large upright ears and a long dark tongue.

+The okapi is a beautiful and unusual animal. Although they are eye-catching animals, okapis are hard to find in the wild. Their natural habitat is the Ituri Forest, a dense rain forest in central Africa and one of the most biologically diverse places on earth.With its white-and-black striped hindquarters and front legs, it looks like it must be related to zebras! But take a look at an okapis head and youll notice a resemblance to giraffes.This is because okapi is the only living relative of the giraffe. The okapi and the giraffe share many similar characteristics. Like giraffes, okapis have very large, upright ears, which catch even the slightest sounds, this helps them to avoid trouble. They also have long, dark tongues, just like a giraffes, to help them strip the leaves from the understory brush of their rainforest home. They have a body length between 2 and 2.2 m and females are slightly larger than males.

Should take around 1 minute to present this slide.7Facts and Information about the Amazing Okapi-

They feed primarily on buds, leaves and shoots.Okapis often travel up to a half mile (0.8 kilometers) a day in search of food.They are generally solitary animals.

When a calf is born it is able to stand approximately 30 minutes after birth On average an okapi may live up to 20-30 years.The number of okapis is not known, but the number might be in the tens of thousands.

+Thee Okapi feeds primarily on the leaves, buds, and shoots of more than 100 different species of forest vegetation. Many of the plant species fed upon by the okapi are known to be poisonous to humans. Additionally, okapis eat grasses, fruits, ferns, and fungi. They have also been seen eating sulfurous clay as well, this is a source of essential minerals.Okapis often travel up to a half mile a day in search of food, usually along trails worn down by generations of okapis. In the wild they are generally solitary animals, unless an adult female has a calf with her or if the okapi is breeding. When a calf is born it is able to stand approximately 30 minutes after birth and stays with its mother for around a year and reaches full size and sexual maturity at the age of 3. Most okapi live to be between the ages of 20 and 30 years old. The number of okapis is not known, but the number might be in the tens of thousands.

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8What if we do nothing?

+Here is a map of were the okapi is currently located today, in the absence of threats the species may spread further throughout central Africa. But this probably wont happen because the okapi is now an endangered animal. The okapis main predator is the leopard but the leopard isnt the one causing the damage, it is humans that are driving this species into the extinction and we need to help!Due to the destruction of their habitat and having been accidentally trapped in traps meant for smaller animals the okapi is dying out, we can still help this beautiful species but if we dont future generation will never have the wonderful opportunity to see this amazing animal.

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9HollyTake up like 3 or 4 slides for your animal. You can use different slide layouts and pictures and transitions and stuff.

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