Habitats, Environment, Zoos and Adaptation

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The definition of habitat is the national home or environment for any plant or animal. The definition of adaptation is a function with a role that benefits the organism and is evolved by means of natural selection. The first habitat that was visited was the fragile rain forest. At the zoo the habitat in the exhibit was wet and there was a river, bamboo, rocks and lots of trees and vines. In the actual rain forest on earth, the rain forest habitat contains a wide variety of plants and animals. Most of the plants are usually evergreen and tall, blocking the light out from the forest floor. There is a large amount of rainfall, and conditions are always moist. Some of the most common plants in the rainforest are The Bengal Bamboo, the Coconut Tree, The Kapok tree, and the Tualang. Some of the animals found here are Black Breasted Turtle, the Bamboo Rattle Snake, and the Timor Python. The first animal I observed was the Binturong or Bear Cat (anctictus binturong). Some adaptations are that it has a tail, which is muscular and should be used to grasp and hold objects. They also secrete smells from under their tails that marks their territory from other animals. Although the bearcat is classified as carnivorous, it eats large amounts of fruits and plants. They may also eat fish, small animals, and lizards. The second animal I observed was the Burmese python (python molurus bivittatus). Some adaptions this animal has are that its body is incredibly muscular, and because it doesn’t have any teeth, it constricts its prey with its body. A regular python only has one lung, but this one has two, making it easier to breathe while constricting. It eats mammals, birds and reptiles. The next animal we observed was the giant mil... ... middle of paper ... ... of plants and animals. There is a large amount of rainfall, and conditions are always moist. The second habitat in the zoo that was visited was The Swamp. At the zoo, the habitat was wet, and had a marshy, watery, muddy setting. The environment of the swamps is usually humid, and temperatures may vary. Some of the vegetation there includes lots of trees and grasses, including cypress trees. The third habitat that we visited was the Tropic World, South America. At the zoo, a waterfall is right in the entrance, you are high up on rocks and there are very tall trees. Temperatures are hot here and average between 70-85 degrees Fahrenheit and these areas are warm all year long. The next habitat that was visited is Australia. At the zoo, the habitat was slightly grassy but mostly flat. . It experiences temperate weather with rainfall less than 600 millimeters.

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