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Chase B final product B5

4/8/11

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Final product Chase B. block 5 final product AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHH H H H H H HHH H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H! I screamed as my plane and Max`s and the rest of the crew fell towards the emergent layer of the Amazon Rainforest. BOOM! BOOM! Mine and Max`s plane crashed. When we pull the string for our parachutes, we zip through the canopy and startle a jaguar that was eating a monkey. The canopy was a blur of green and brown from all Foliage of the trees and other vegetation. The jaguar that was eating the monkey followed us down to the understory layer. The understory had a lot of bright colors like pink, green, and white orchids. The orchids, apparently gets eaten by slugs, snails, and caterpillars. At dances I have seen many beautiful orchids that guys have gotten their girlfriend. They bloom threw a process called photosynthesis, or a process in that plants, algae and bacteria use sunlight, water, and carbon-dioxide to GROW. The jaguar also followed us to the forest floor which was green with a lot of plants. When we land on the forest floor the jaguar comes up to me and purrs and rubs against my legs I reach my hand down to pet it and it lets me. Now I see how jaguars survive, or how it adapts. They have sharp teeth, strong jaws, powerful legs and sharp claws. They have black spots with a long tail and he is tanishbrown in color. He eats monkeys, caiman (small alligators), fish and turtles. His habitat is in the understory layer in small trees, low tree limbs and tall grass. Nothing eats him because he is at the top of the food chain and is a predator .


A jaguar is a carnivore because it eats only meat. Something like a monkey would be a herbivore because it eats only fruits, and vegetation. A flying squirrel would be considered an omnivore because it eats both plants and animals. I figure that we are in South America and about 80 degrees west – 45 degrees west to 10 degrees North- 25 degrees south. We should be in the northwest or

the southwest

hemispheres. I figured that the

temperature was

around 79 degrees f, and the

climate zone was

most likely hot and humid. I named my jaguar Shadow fax, we find some Venus flytraps and Mack takes a stick and a big fly and sticks it on the stick and edges toward the Venus flytrap with the stick. It was green with a goo like substance in its mouth. The color helped to camouflage or blend in, the strength of this plant. The “teeth” were greenish-pink in color. It lives on the forest floor and sometimes the understory if it grows high enough. Nothing eats it because if anything gets close enough, it will most likely bite it. It helps people by catching flies that prey on us. As soon as he is 1 foot away the Venus flytrap snatches the fly, ripping the stick out of Mack`s hand surprising Mack.

We walk away

fast Shadow fax looking ahead intently. We come up to the Amazon River and a river dolphin jumps up straight in front of my face and offers me a ride, apparently he was traveling with a group because there were enough river dolphins for each of us to ride on across the river even one wide and long enough for Shadow fax to fit on it also. They survive with sharp teeth, good swimmers and they are fast. They eat fish, but nothing eats it. They live in the Amazon River in shallow water and deep water. To me, it has a long nose, very sharp teeth, gray mostly, but sometimes appears to be pink.

While

we are going across the Amazon River I tell Mack that we


would be considered ecotourists because we are not spoiling any natural resources and we did minimal impact on the environment. When we get to land we come upon a village that is setup like a disk. Some of the villagers who are indigenous came out to see what was going on. Their chief came out and told us their tribe was the Yanomami. They teach us their way of life, which is they trade goods for reduced warfare. They also hunt for their food, for example they shoot spider monkeys with homemade bows. Some of the other foods they eat besides spider monkeys are other types of

monkeys, berries and fruit. The dress of the tribe is mostly scarcely dressed, while some wear long tshirts and

shorts. As far as traditions are concerned, when a girl becomes a woman she is numbed up and all her hair is pulled out. The chief said they got 50-260 inches of rainfall a year on average. When we go to hunt with the Yanomami tribe hunters I take Shadow fax with me to hunt for spider monkeys, he killed 9 of them. The chief told me that their spiritual leader is the Shaman and that the spiritual and natural world are a force that is unified and that nature created everything and is sacred. They also believe that their fate and everyone else’s fate is inescapably linked to the fate of the environment and with the environments destruction, humanity is committing suicide. Their beliefs and culture are not that different from other tribes.


I never new spider monkey tasted so good! The Yanomami tribe apparently got around by cutting down trees to make a road wide enough for two people to walk on. They also hollowed out logs as canoes to go down or across the Amazon River.

Later, when we get back to the village, the

Yanomami people give us fresh t-shirts and shorts from their trades. When we are coming back from getting lunch some tribe members were cutting down trees I told Jack that that is called deforestation . We also run into somebody getting what looked like milk but the chief said it was latex and it was a latex tree and it did not hurt the tree at all, he said that it is called conservation . When we get back from getting lunch I ask the chief to help us get back to society and he says that there is a tribe that they have traded with that communicates with the outside world often. The chief also told me that there is a tribe called the Kayapo and they are Very warlike and aggressive tribe so they try to stay away from them. He also said that their village was wheel shaped during the rainy season. I saw this one tribe member from the Yanomami following a bunch of monkeys for food possibly dinner max said he was a nomad . The day went by real slow we saw a lot of mushroom-like things that were decomposers because they are bacteria that live in the soil. The next morning the chief, along with his best guides and some good hunters went with us on a journey to the closest society. After about what seemed like hours, we came upon another tribe. The hunters from the Yanomami tribe tensed. The other tribes spotted me, Max, Mack, Jill and Jack. They approached us and asked us if we needed any help. We replied yes and we said our goodbyes to the Yanomami tribe hunters, guide and chief. When we arrive at the new tribes village, the chief told us the name of their tribe was the Kayapo Tribe. All the men were wearing sheaths over their lower abdomen and they also had big wooden disks in their


lips. The women, girls and boys wore bright colored cloth bands. The younger men wore Western style shorts as well. Some of the younger men did not have the disk in their lips. When the hunters went hunting that night for dinner, they came back with turtles, fish, monkeys and vegetables. That night at dinner there was a lot of singing, dancing and chanting. After dinner and all the festivities, falling asleep was very easy for us all. For breakfast the following morning we had bananas, other types of fruit and brazil nuts. We had to make sure that the fruit and nuts were cleaned. When it was time for lunch one hunter brought back a single organism , which is a single animal of a species. The village was wheel shaped and surrounded by producers or organisms that use direct sunlight to grow. As the day progressed and it was time for dinner, the festivities started and continued into the night. The dinner was more like a celebration with two monkeys and plenty of vegetables for everyone. It was a grand way to send us off the next morning. The following morning when it was time to leave, we were escorted out partly because the chief wants to see to our safety, but mainly because he wants to trade goods. When we start our journey to leave, it does not seem to take that long, but actually it was several hours. When we got to society, we followed the chief to the place he trades goods and he made arrangements for us to stay there before we take our leave from the tribes. This was where we said our final goodbyes to the chief, guide, hunters and members.


Cite sources: www.Crystalinks.com www.encyclopedia.com www.nationalgeographic.com www.amazonrainforestfacts.com www.destination360.com



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