Welcome to the Amazing world of Biomes. Taiga 88. By Clay Rathman, Jordan Wakefield, Esme Opp, and Sydnie Stilley •Most animals hide in places out site •Few animals are very fast •Some animals are muscular and powerful •Some snakes are very poisonous •Some birds are well covered in black feathers •Some animals have salt glands or sweat glands •Animals store water in flesh •Few plants have over 1400 of their species •Some plants have developed taproots •Plants must grow flowers and seed before harsh conditions •Deserts have a short life cycle of plants •Some plants are able to escape a drought •Gets less than 10 inches a year •Only some of the Deserts are dry •In summer it gets up to 85-100 Fahrenheit and 29-39 Celsius •It gets cold in the winter •It doesn’t rain often •Gets very dry •Most Continents have Deserts •Most of the deserts are in Africa •Few deserts are in North America •Deserts cover most of Australia •Desert in the eastern part of the Earth •Duck, Sidewinder, and the Gila Monster are Threatened •Scorpion, Camel, Cheetah, Cobra, Arabian Oryx are endangered •Desert mouse is extinct •Most animal stay in the shade •Some burrow in the ground •Few animals hunt at night •Some store fat in humps or tails •Most get water from insects, bulbs, and seeds •Some remain inactive during the day •Some animals develop salt glands Next on our stop, is the major biome of grasslands! By Aric, Brock,Devin,Emelia Most animals eat grass in the grasslands Most animals stay year-round Most animals are grazers Invertebrates to large mammals Some animals are browsers Some animals migrate Most animals have adaptations Grass is common Few trees except along streams Tall and short grasslands There are thousands of grasses Many wildflowers Many grasses will not die if stepped on Wide range of plant life •10 -30 inches of rain •Some snow •There are droughts •In savanna mostly hot all day •Very windy •partly-dry biome • few Tornadoes All around the world Often found between deserts & rainforests north and south American grasslands 1-5th of the earths surface is grasslands About 800 million people in grasslands Everywhere except Antarctica Most animals are endangered Few animals are extinct Few animals are threatened Here are some threatened animals mountain lions, McCowns,Longspur Here are some endangered animals bison, cheetahs,sand hill crane,red wolf, lion,zebras,elephants Here some extinct animals auruba sheep, great plains wolf By:Alex,Taylor,Sara,and Jack Near Earths Equator Biggest is in Brazil In South America South East Asia West Africa Southern Mexico Australia Caribbean South Pacific Islands Very humid Very hot 12 hours of sunlight Receives from 60-160 inches of rain each year 1. Trees s Brazil Nut Tree o Kapok Tree Fig Tree Cecropia Tree Trees may grow as high as 200 feet 2. s Overlapping leaves keep the forest floor from getting hot s Ferns s Vines s Bushes Most animals hunt for their food A lot of animals eat fruits Most mammals hunt at night Many different kinds of birds Some monkeys are primates Threatened Bearded pig Red crowned parrot Proboscis monkey Endangered Gibbon Aye-Aye Mantled howler monkey Hoolock gibbon Red necked parrot There many plants becoming close to being extinct Bali tiger Passenger pigeon Iguanodon Giant moa Aurochs Some plants are extinct This biome is important because it has very many animals and plants that are regional to this world. The next major Biome is the Taiga. Calen Middendorf Sydney Mickells Dylan Baker Tyson Lam •Few animals live in the Taiga because of climate •Some birds live in Taiga •Most mammals live in the Taiga •Some of the animals migrate to warm places •Most animals have fur to blend in with surroundings •Many swans, otters, and weasels live in the taiga •Cold winters,cool summers •Moisture moderate varies throughout year •Very cold Climate in winters •Gets 13 inches of rain In a year •Cold climate •Winters long and cold •Summers short and cool Not much plant life Common plant is conifer tree Rarely found club moss Some trees don’t drop there leaves Ground freezes so plants are unable to get water Trees grow close together Trees in the Taiga need to adapt to the climate •The wooly mammoths are extinct •Some animals in the Taiga are poached and killed •Anancus is a extinct dinosaur •The brown bear is threatened by being poached •Stellers sea lion is threatened because of fisher men •Corythosaurs is extinct Found in the northern hemisphere near polar region In Russia,North America,Europe,and Asia Mostly found in Canada Most of the taiga grows in the Artic circle Taiga is far up north Taiga is mostly unpopulated The Taiga is near the Tundra where we will visit next, in our biome adventure. By: Kara, Maddie, Jackson, and Hayden • Break ice to drink • Don’t live year round • Eat anything found •They have thick coats • Food is stored under skin as fat • Most animals migrate or hibernate • Some animals lay eggs in other animals •Treeless •Shallow roots •About 1,700 kinds of plants •Seeds carried by wind •Grow low and close together • Grow up to about 4 feet • Grow quickly • Snows until June • Cold climate • In Winter temperature drops to -70ºF • Very Dry and icy • Winter is dark/Summer is light • Ground is soggy •North of Taiga •Across northern Alaska •Russia •Canada •Finland and Norway •Greenland •Iceland •Denmark Threatened •Weasel •Red Fox •Polar bear Endangered •Yak •Bighorn sheep •Shrew Extinct •Mexican Grizzly These biomes are really important to our world!