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Amazon Rainforest

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Environmental Studies

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Amazon Rainforest

By: Taylor Butler and Turner Lime

Biblography:___. (2010, May 12th). problems Facing the amazon Rainforest. Retrieved from May 12th, 2010, from website- http://library.thinkquest.org/27257/rainforest.html___. (2010, May 12th). Problems Facing the amazon Rainforest. Retrieved from May 12th, 2010, from website- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon_Rainforest___. (2010, May 12th). problems Facing the amazon Rainforest. Retrieved from May 12th, 2010, from website- http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/mammals/cats/jaguar/Jaguarprintout.shtml___. (2010, May 12th). problems Facing the amazon Rainforest. Retrieved from May 12th, 2010, from website- http://www.trails.com/list_11191_animals-that-live-amazon-rainforest.html

Orchids: There are over 25,000 different types of orchids, and many are them are threatened, endangered or extinct. Habitat destruction and poaching by orchid smugglers are the two major threats. Perennial plants that have adapted to almost every environment on earth, the family exhibits extraordinary diversity. Besides the 25,000 or more species that exist in the wild, it is estimated that there are 60,000 hybrid species, unknown in the wild, that have been developed by orchid growers. Orchids are the largest flowering plant family in the world.

Jaguars are wild cats that live in rain forests, swamps, deserts, and shrubby areas from South and Central America. Jaguars often have dens in caves. Jaguars are territorial. They are very good swimmers. Jaguars are an endangered species due to loss of habitat and over-hunting by man. Anatomy: These graceful cats grow to be about 4-6 feet (1.2-1.8 m) long; the tail is 2-3 feet (0.6-0.9 m) long. Jaguars are bigger than leopards, and their dark markings are arranged in a rosette of 4 or 5 spots placed around a central lighter-colored spot. Diet: These large cats are carnivores (meat-eaters). They hunt mammals, reptiles, birds, and eggs, including capybaras, peccaries, tapirs, turtles, and alligators. They often bury their prey after killing it, in order to eat it later. They hunt mostly at night; they are nocturnal.

Harpy Eagle: The harpy eagle has a body length of 35-41 inches. A wing span of 6 1/2 feet and weighs 10-20 lbs. Habitat: Hapry eagles are found in tropical lowland forests from south-east Mexico to North Argentina in South Brazil. Diet: Harpy eagles feed primarly on animals that live in trees such as sloths, monkeys, opossums, and some reptiles and birds. They are highly maneuverable fliers and strike their prey after a high speed chase through the trees.

Raffelsia Flower: a paracidic plant that grows on low slopes of mountain ranges. The raffelsia has no specific flowers season. It has no roots, stem, or leafs and starts life as a small brown bud attached to it's host usually the stem or root of a jungle vine. This flower only flowers for 5-6 days before it's petals blacken and the flower withers.

Happy Eagle

Happy Eagle

Problem- The plants are the animals home. They are taking away the animals homes and killing plants in the process.Solution- Takes a few sprouts of the plants and some baby animals and keep them in a rainforest like habitat to bring the population back up.


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