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1 - 1 - Rainforest Trail In the Amazon Rainforest and South-East Asia Updated June 2012 NAME:

2 - 2 - Introduction Welcome to the Rainforest! Today, we ll hopefully see lots of animals that have come from the Amazon Rainforest and South-East Asia. Can you identify and then circle the Amazon Rainforest? What about the South-East Asian Rainforest? Look at the photo on the front cover. Circle the words below that you think best describe the habitat. Hot Swampy Wet Cold Crowded Forest Light Desert Dry Icy Sandy Rocky Spread out Humid Dark Savannah

3 - 3 - First stop The Amazon Rainforest! Head to Spirit of the Jaguar! Our Journey begins in the Amazon (South American) Rainforest. Along with Jaguars, this area is home to several other South American species. They all eat different things tick the small box if you spot them, and use the big box to write what they eat! Jaguar What do they eat? Hint: The notice board might help! Two-toed Sloth Yellow-spotted River Turtle CC by SA: Openlage

4 - 4 - The rivers of South America are full of all sorts of amazing wildlife too! Have a look at the fish tank which is home to hundreds of aquatic animals! Below are just a few that you might be able to spot. Tick the ones that you see, writing what they eat in the big box! Giant Pencilfish CC by SA: Brian Batwick What do they eat? Hint: An explorer might have left a book behind! Black Neon Tetra Discus Bleeding-heart Tetra CC by SA: Wikifan-ul

5 - 5 - Let s make a food chain! A food chain is a diagram that shows what eats what. They are really easy! However, it s important to remember that: A plant, or producer, is always at the start of the food chain. Plant-eating animals are usually next these are called herbivores Animals that eat both meat and plants are called omnivores and so might be shown to be eating the plant or eating a herbivore. Meat eating animals are called carnivores. These are usually at the end of the food chain and will be shown to be eating herbivores or omnivores. If we were out on the African Savannah we might say: Grass Zebra Lion (A producer) (Herbivore) (Carnivore) Look at all the answers you wrote down on the last two pages can you make a food chain for the rainforest? Draw or write the species in the boxes provided.

6 - 6 - The problem for Jaguars Out in South America, Jaguars are being killed because farmers are moving cattle into the rainforest and worry that the Jaguars will kill their cows. Circle three words below that would save cows but NOT kill a Jaguar. Electric fences Guns Barns Poison Bells Not sure? A poster might help! Discuss in your group how the things that you ve circled help save Jaguars! Next stop - South-East Asia! Head to the Realm of the Red Ape. We re now going to take a quick look at a different part of the world that also has rainforests. The Orangutans live here in the Realm of the Red Ape, but in the wild we would find them on two islands called Borneo and Sumatra. On the map below they are the two dark islands. Can you find out which one is which?

7 - 7 - Bornean Orangutans look different from Sumatran. See if you can spot a Bornean female and a Sumatran female if you re lucky you might get to see a baby too! Use the box to list how they re different. Bornean Female Sumatran Female Orangutans spend most of their time in the canopy (treetops). How have they adapted (changed) to survive up there? List any ideas you can think of in the box below! What s this animal? Have you spotted any? Picture of Orangutan Nest

8 - 8 - Fast Facts Adaptations Quiz! Its not just Orangutans that have adapted to rainforest living! We re going to think about some fast facts to do with adaptations some are true, some are false! Circle them if they are true! What does a Red Tailed Racer s tail sometimes get mistaken for by its prey? 1) A worm 2) A piece of string 3) A banana Why does the Mountain Horned Dragon change colour? 1) To help it hide 2) To show its mood 3) To attract a mate Red Tailed Racer, Mountain Horned Dragon, Reticulated Python & Salvador Monitor: Photos by Douglas Sheriff Katydid make a really loud call which bit of their body do they use to make this noise? 1) Mouth 2) Nose 3) Legs The Reticulated Python can lay over 100 eggs how does she look after them until they hatch? How did you do? 1) Buries them 2) She doesn t look after them 3) Wraps herself around them There is one more question on the next page! Check out the Fast Facts signs around the Realm of the Red Ape to see if you were right!

9 - 9 - And finally The Salvador Monitor has teeth like a: 1) Crocodile 2) Oranguatan 3) T-Rex Today we have taken a look at just a few of the rainforest animals found here at Chester Zoo but there are many more out there! They will all eat something slightly different and have different adaptations, so keep an eye out and explore! Good luck!

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