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Mountains

A Prezi on mountains and a lone lion adapting to the mountains.
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Aiden Wu

on 18 May 2015

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Mountains
A mountain is a large natural elevation of the earth's surface rising abruptly from the surrounding level. Mountains are located in all the continents and in every climate zone.
GOAL!
The lion survived!!!
Thank you!
Interesting Facts
-The Himalayas rise at least one inch every year
-The Andes contain more than 30,000 species of plants and thousands of species of animals.
-Scientists estimate that Earth's plates move only 4 inches each year.
-Many bears, including the black, grizzly, and Kodiak bears are found in North America's mountainous regions
Types of Plants and Animals
Plants: Conifer, grass, juniper trees, etc.

Animals: Mountain goats, snow leopards, big horn sheep, brown bear, grizzly bear, Kodiak bear, mountain lions, antelope, porcupine, mule deer, cougar, gray wolf, etc.
What are Mountains?
Climate
Topography
Adaptations of Organisms
Big Cats: They have incredible eyesight and can move at lightning speed

Wild flowers: The leaves are to keep the plant warm

Eagles and Condors: They can fly up to 55 miles per hour, dive up to 200 miles per hour, and weigh only 22 pounds

Insects: The insects have very large and complex eyesight, which allows them to see very well and move quickly
Most mountains far from the equator are very cold. It gets 3.4 degrees Fahrenheit colder every 1000 feet you climb above sea level on a mountain. Tops of high mountains are covered permanently with snow and ice
Types of Mountains:

-Fold mountains (Pic. 1)
-Fault-block mountains (2)
-Dome mountains (3) Pic. 1 Pic. 2 Pic. 3

Mountain features include valleys, slopes, peaks, and glaciers.

Valley: The low-lying areas between mountains, home to forests.

Slopes: An area high up on the side of mountains where small plants grow.

Peaks: Areas where it is always frozen and hostile to life.
Producers
Primary Consumers
Secondary Consumers
Conifer

Grass
Mule Deer

Porcupine
Cougar

Gray Wolf
This is a lion.
It has been rejected by its pride because of a mutation in its paws. It then makes its way to live in the mountains.
Adapting to the elevation.
The lion cannot climb the mountain. If he does not climb the mountain before his pride comes, he will be hunted down.

Will he:
Attempt to climb the mountain?
OR
Stay and face his pride?
It is???
If the lion chose to face his pride, he would have been outnumbered and defeated. However, if the lion chose to climb the mountain, his mutation would make it easier for his claws and paws to climb the mountain terrain.
Adapting to the Climate
The climate of the mountains are too cold for the lion. The lion is getting tired.

Will he:
Find shelter and try to keep warm?
OR
Keep climbing the mountain to safety?
By: Andrew, Gowtham,
Huud, Aiden, and Ben
If the lion chose to find shelter
and try to keep warm, he would
have gotten some rest to climb
more of the mountain tomorrow.
However, if he chose to keep
climbing, he would have froze to
death or died some other terrible
way.
DEEZ NUTS!
Adapting to the Environment
Now that the lion has found a way to keep warm, he now faces the challenge of his new environment.
If the lion chose to live the same way he
used to, he would most likely die of cold
or starvation, because there are different
animals, climates, and topography in the
mountains. However, if the lion chose to
try to find a new way, he has a slim chance
that he may learn to adapt to his new
environment and possibly mate with a mountain lion. This way, they can produce offspring that can live in the mountains.
The lion's new environment
Will he:
Live the same way he used to, like on the savannah
OR
Try to find a new way to hunt and survive.
Adapting to a New Diet
Once the lion has adapted to his new environment, he will now have to change his diet. Unlike the gazelles and zebras on the savannah, there are mountain goats, sheep, and antelope in the mountains.

Will he:
Only eat the animals he is familiar to, like the antelope?
OR
Attempt to hunt down one of the newer animals, such as sheep and mountain goats.



THE ADAPTATIONS THAT ARE ABOUT TO PLACE IN THIS PREZI DO NOT HAPPEN AT THIS RATE IN THE WILD. IT WOULD PROBABLY TAKE A COUPLE THOUSAND, MAYBE MILLION YEARS BEFORE A LION CAN ADAPT TO LIVE IN THE MOUNTAINS.
NOTE
If the lion only ate the antelopes,
the antelopes will eventually run out,
but the lion has a small chance of surviving. If he tried to hunt a new animal, he might have succeeded and had more animals to eat once one species' population declined.
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AI
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Original Food Web
New Traits of the Lion
Thicker, warmer fur to keep warm in the mountains.
Better respiratory systems for easier breathing in high altitudes.
Fur color is most likely white to blend in to snow.
Digestive system adapted to the new animals the lion has eaten.
And the adaptation of an new and unique species to the mountains.
(This is a mountain)
This is a mountain
It is part of a vacation center called the New Zealand Mountain Vacation Place
North America
South America
Africa
Asia
Australia
Antarctica
The Himalayas
The Andes
(WHICH OCCURRED THROUGHOUT A MUCH LONGER AMOUNT OF TIME)
Taxonomy of a Lion
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Felidae
Genus:
Panthera
Species:
leo
Scientific Name:
Panthera leo
Food Web with the Lion
Lion
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