A Cloud Forest Food Chain: A Who-eats-what Adventure in by Rebecca Hogue Wojahn

By Rebecca Hogue Wojahn

Welcome to an African cloud wooded area! As you place off down the mountain course, all you notice forward is a thick tangle of vines and bamboo bushes. however the cloud woodland is stuffed with lifestyles, from a collared sunbird soaring over a few plant life to a leopard stalking an immense wooded area hog. Day and evening within the cloud woodland, the quest is directly to locate nutrients - and to prevent turning into a person else's subsequent meal. All dwelling issues are attached to each other in a nutrition chain, from animal to animal, animal to plant, plant to insect, and bug to animal. What direction will you're taking to persist with the foodstuff chain during the cloud wooded area? Will you . . . Watch a fierce honey badger conflict a perilous snake? Slink in addition to an African golden cat because it tails its prey? Munch on a few leaves with a kinfolk of mountain gorillas? keep on with all 3 chains and lots of extra in this who-eats-what event!

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A dead eastern black- e and-white colobus. Toernse what another east bus lo black-and-white co . 32 is up to, tu rn to page . . a dead honey badger. To see what another honey badger is up to, turn to page 37. . a dead okapi. To se what another okap e i is up to, tu rn to page 24 . Honey Badger (Mellivora capensis) A honey badger carries a piece of honeycomb. The honey badger rips apart a beehive. Angry bees buzz around his head. Honey drips from his mouth and his long, sharp claws. The hive is ripped apart.

Their skin is olive green, gray, slow because it’s been a or brownish gray. “Black” refers to cold night. He’ll bask on the color of the inside of their mouths. the rock to get warm again. Hours later, he starts flicking his tongue. Each time he moves it in and out of his mouth, 40 he brings smells to an organ in the back of his throat. Suddenly, he catches the scent of a female black mamba. He raises his head and slides off the rock in search of her. She will make a good mate. Black mambas are one of the fastest The snake follows and the most deadly snakes in the the female’s scent world.

To se . . a honey badgerne y badger . . an infant highland mangabey. To see what another highland mangabey is up to, turn to page 26. what another ho 37. is up to, tu rn to page Strange-Horned Chameleon (Bradypodion xenorhinia) 30 Do you see that strangehorned chameleon resting on the branch of that ficus tree? No? Well, he was there a minute ago. Too bad you missed him, because you may never come near another. Strange-horned chameleons are incredibly rare. They are found only in the Ruwenzori Mountains of Africa.

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