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Rik and Anish's animal project
Transcript of Rik and Anish's animal project
Scientific Name:Eunectes Murinus
Meaning: Good Swimmer(greek) of mice(latin)
Scientific Name: Crocuta Crocuta
Meaning: The name Hyena means' dog like nocturnal mammal of Africa and Southern Asia that feeds chiefly on carrion.
Baby Name: Cub, pup, Whelp.
Anatomy and Appearance:
Length: 30 feet long
Anatomy and Appearance:
Weight: 90-190 lbs.
Length: Stands 28-35 inches off the ground.
Width: 4-5 feet long.
Anacondas can go 1 mph on land and 30 mph in water.
Hyenas can run up to 35 MPH.
Hyenas are fast swimmers which makes them good at catching fish.
Anacondas eat small mammals,birds,capybaras,tapirs,alligators,wild pigs,deer,jaguars, and turtles.It suffocates it's prey and swallows it in one bite.The Anaconda is the top of the food chain. Anacondas can unhinge their jaws to swallow prey in one bite.
Diet: Hyena's are very skillful hunters, and also a scavenger. They eat antelope, birds,reptiles, and rodents and even humans. They tend to steal food from other carnivores. They are omnivores.
Habitat and Range
Anacondas live in South America. Anacondas prefer swamps,marshes, and slow moving rivers.
Adaptations: Their eyes and nostrils are on top of their head to wait for prey while almost completely submerged.Babies are almost immediately able to swim and hunt.Their dark green color can be mistaken for really thick vines.
Adaptations: Hyenas catch their prey with their teeth and use their strong jaws to their advantage. They also have a high pitched scream to communicate with other hyenas. They also have super long tongues to help them lick bark off trees. They can go days without drinking water.
Life Cycle/Reproduction: Female anacondas retain their eggs and give birth to two or three dozen live young.Babies are almost immediately able to swim and hunt.
Life Cycle/reproduction:Females usually give birth at 2-3 years although one has been reported as early as 15 month. In 6 more months they have a baby and it
does not lay eggs.
Offense/Defense: Hyenas are organized in to small territorial clans of related individuals that defend their home ranges against intruding clans.
Defense/Offense:Anacondas use muscles to suffocate their enemies until they stop breathing.
Enemies: Large mammals, reptiles,birds hunt baby anacondas. However, adult anacondas are rarely threatened by large cayman and jaguars.
Offense/Defense:Hyenas can run very quickly for a long distances and they have the second strongest jaws behind the crocodile.
Offense/Defense: Hyenas also have a good sense of hearing, smell, and sight to help them attack preys and defend themselves.
Survival Status: Stable, anacondas are not considered threatened. However, they are affected due to habitat loss through their rainforest habitat.
Species: E. murinus
-Females are larger than males
-Anacondas grow constantly their entire life
-Anacondas hunt in water and on land, but spends large amounts of time in water where they can move easily
-They can stay under water for 10 minutes
-A small meal means they can eat up to 40 lbs. of food per day
-A large meal will keep it satisfied for a few weeks will not eat in that time
-April and May are reserved for mating, six months later, females lay eggs
- Live 10-12 years in the wild, and 30
years in captivity
Hyenas are very social animals who communicate with one and other with one and other using calls, postures, and signals.
If a Hyena's tail is carried strait it signals attack.
If a Hyena's tail is held up , and forward over it's back, it's excited.
when not moving or walking slowly a Hyena's tail is hanging down.
If a Hyena is frightened it will tuck it's tail between the legs and flat against the belly and usually sulks away.
Elephants would not even notice them and step on them.
Leopards never let Hyenas reach up the trees.
Hyenas wouldn't even have time to react if a hippo or rhino attacked them.
Enemies: Hyenas enemies consist of large rhinos, hippos, lions, and elephants.
Behavior: Anacondas are solitary animals. Anacondas are also nocturnal. However, anacondas do not burrow underground nor hibernate.
Species Survival Status:
No types of hyenas have any risk of extinction.
Hyenas are considered dog-like species
Can eat up to 1/3 of it's body weight
Hyenas make a variety of different calls known as "laughter to alert clan members up to 3 miles away of food source.
Considered very smart
Can go days without water.
They look like dogs but
Hyenas and humans are known to be enemies. But in some places a Hyena is a man' s best friend.