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SOME ANIMALS OF FRENCH GUIANA
Transcript of SOME ANIMALS OF FRENCH GUIANA
The Pale-Throated Three Toed Sloth is one of two species of sloths that live in French Guiana. They can be found through out all of French Guiana.
French Guiana is home to 700 species of birds, 177 species of mammals, 109 species of amphibians, and over 500 species of fish. It has one of the highest levels of both plant life and animal life.
these sloths have front limbs that are twice the length of the back legs. they also have only five teeth on each side of the upper-jaw.
THE OCELOT IS ALSO KNOWN AS THE DWARF LEOPARD. THEY ARE ABOUT THE SIZE OF A LARGE HOUSE CAT, AND HAVE SIMILAR FEATURES TO A LEOPARD.
THEY ARE DISTRIBUTED THROUGH OUT MOST OF SOUTH AMERICA AND SOUTHERN CENTRAL AMERICA. SOME HAVE EVEN BEEN SEEN IN TEXAS OR SOUTHERN ARIZONA!
OCELOTS ARE MOSTLY NOCTURNAL AND EXTREMELY TERRITORIAL. IF THEIR TERRITORY IS CHALLENGED, THEY SOMETIMES WILL FIGHT UNTIL THE DEATH.
THEY ARE COMPLETELY CARNIVORES SO THEIR DIET CONSISTS OF SMALL RODENTS AND MAMMALS, LIZARDS, TURTLES, FROGS, FISH, CRABS, AND BIRDS.
SOUTH AMERICAN TAPIR
THE SOUTH AMERICAN TAPIR CAN BE FOUND THROUGH OUT SOUTH AMERICA. YOU MIGHT SPOT SOME NEAR WATER.
THE SOUTH AMERICAN TAPIR IS THE ONLY SPECIES OF TAPIR THAT LIVES IN FRENCH GUIANA.
ON THE CONSERVATION STATUS LINE THEY ARE RANKED AS vulnerable!
THIS MEANS THAT THEY ARE ON THE BRINK OF GOING AS ENDANGERED.
TAPIRS LOVE THE WATER AND THEY ARE EXCELLENT SWIMMERS!
WEST INDIAN MANATEE
THEY ARE CATEGORIZED AS VULNERABLE. THEY ARE BEING THREATENED BY POACHING, LOSS OF HABITAT, ENTANGLEMENT WITH FISHING GEAR, AND VESSEL STRIKES.
THEY ARE FOUND ON MOSTOF THE ATLANTIC COASTLINE OF SOUTH AMERICA. THEY ARE ALSO FOUND IN THE SHALLOW WATERS IN THE GULF OF MEXICO.