Daniel Sรกenz Ulloa
I feel like I'm nothing without wildlife. They are the stars. I feel awkward without them. Bindi Irwin
Table of Content Introduction..................... pg 1
The Jungle...................... pg 2 The Jaguar....................
Other jungle animals......... pg 7
Introduction The importance of nature is quite obvious, It holds living organisms and is the home of many, without it the world doesn't look beautiful, that is the importance of nature
The Jungle A jungle is an area of land in the tropics overgrown with dense vegetation. The word jungle originates from the Sanskrit word jangala which referred to uncultivated land. Although the Sanskrit word refers to "dry land", it has been suggested that an Anglo-Indian interpretation led to its connotation as a dense "tangled thicket". The term is prevalent in many languages of South Asia, and Iranian plateau, particularly in Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu, Punjabi, and Persian.
The jaguar is a big cat, a feline in the Panthera genus, and is the only Panthera species found in the Americas. The jaguar is the thirdlargest feline after the tiger and the lion, and the largest in the Western Hemisphere. The jaguar's present range extends from Southern United States and Mexico across much of Central America and south to Paraguay and northern Argentina. Apart from a known and possibly breeding population in Arizona (southeast of Tucson), the cat has largely been extirpated from the United States since the early 20th century.
Elephants are large land mammals in two extant genera of the family Elephantidae: Elephas and Loxodonta, with the third genus Mammuthus extinct.Three species of elephant are recognized: the African bush elephant, the African forest elephant and the Indian or Asian elephant;although some group the two African species into one and some researchers also postulate the existence of a fourth species in West Africa.All other species and genera of Elephantidae are extinct. Most have been extinct since the last ice age, although dwarf forms of mammoths might have survived as late as 2,000 BCE. Elephants and other Elephantidae were once classified with other thick-skinned animals in a now invalid order, Pachydermata.
The orangutans (Malay "orang" (man) and "(h)utan" (forest); hence, "man of the forest") are the two exclusively Asian species of extant great apes. Native to Indonesia and Malaysia, orangutans are currently found only in rainforests on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra. Classified in the genus Pongo, there are only two surviving species: the Bornean orangutan (P. pygmaeus) and the Sumatran orangutan (P. abelii). They are also the only surviving species of the subfamily Ponginae, which also included several other species like Gigantopithecus. The largest living arboreal animals, they have proportionally longer arms than the other, more terrestrial, great apes. Their hair is typically reddishbrown, instead of the brown or black hair typical of their relatives. Dominant adult males have distinctive cheek pads. Orangutans are the more solitary of the great apes, with most social bonds occurring between mothers and their dependent offspring. Fruit is the most important component of a orangutans diet, however, the apes will also eat vegetation, bark, honey, insects and even bird eggs.
A crocodile is any species belonging to the family Crocodylidae (sometimes classified instead as the subfamily Crocodylinae). The term can also be used more loosely to include all extant members of the order Crocodilia: i.e. the true crocodiles, the alligators and caimans (family Alligatoridae) and the gharials (family Gavialidae), as well as the Crocodylomorpha which includes prehistoric crocodile relatives and ancestors. Member species of the family Crocodylidae are large aquatic reptiles that live throughout the tropics in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australia. Crocodiles tend to congregate in freshwater habitats like rivers, lakes, wetlands and sometimes in brackish water. They feed mostly on vertebrates like fish, reptiles, and mammals, sometimes on invertebrates like molluscs and crustaceans, depending on species. They first appeared during the Eocene epoch, about 55 million years ago.
Other jungle animals Anaconda An anaconda is a large, nonvenomous snake found in tropical South America. Although the name actually applies to a group of snakes, it is often used to refer only to one species in particular, the common or green anaconda, Eunectes murinus, which is one of the largest snakes in the world.
Piranha A piranha or pira単a is a member of family Characidae in order Characiformes, an omnivorousfreshwater fish that inhabits South American rivers. In Venezuela, they are called caribes. They are known for their sharp teeth and a voracious appetite for meat.
Okapi The okapi, Okapia johnstoni, is a giraffid artiodactyl mammal native to the Ituri Rainforest, located in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in Central Africa. Although the okapi bears striped markings reminiscent of zebras, it is most closely related to the giraffe.