Madagascar Dry Forest

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Madagascar Dry Forest

The african baobab is a tree with swollen trunks where they store water because they grow in dry areas. Many animals who travel through this part of the forests depend of the stored water. Humans also eat the fruit from the trees. These trees are not endangered nor threatened.

This is the pitcher plant. Its large pitcher like mouths have made it easier for them to trap their pray. No animals are dependent on them they are not endangered or threatened.

Madagascar Dry Forest

This cactus like plant is found in tropical dry climates and they store water in their roots. Animals traveling through these areas can use these plants as a source of water. These plants are not endangerd or threatened.

The animal on the left is the Blue Coua. It is about 18-19 inches tall weighs about 8.2 oz and has dark blue feathers. No adaptations on this animal could be found. This bird lives in subtropical/tropical dry forests in areas of moist lowlad. The lifespan of this animal is unkonown in the wild and up to 25 years in captivity. This animal is not endangered, however it is threatend by tree boas.

Two most common decomposers found in this area are mosses and fungi. Moss is generally on trees and rocks and usually grow from to much moisture. They are small green flowerless plants that have no true roots. Fungi is multiple spore reproducing organisms that feed on mushrooms and other bacteria.

The image on the left is a Malagasy giant jumping rat. They are about the size of a rabbit with soft greyissh/brown fur and large ears. They have oversized hind legs they have adapted to leap away from predators. They live in coastal dry deciduous forests and their habitat consists of undgeround burrows that consist of complex tunnels. They have a life span of 5 years and they are threatened by habitat loss and competition from introduced black rats.The middle imagine is a Black Lemur it is medium sized, usually about 5 lbs and 38 inches in length. Males have black fur on their ears females have white fur on their ears.The only adaptations that this primate has is that it is the only other primate able to have blue eyes. They live in tropical rain forests and are mainly tree dwellers. Their lifespan is 20-25 years in captivity and unknown in the wild. Deforestation due to slasha nd burn agriculture and threatening their survival.


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