By Rebecca Hogue Wojahn
Welcome to an African cloud wooded area! As you place off down the mountain direction, all you notice forward is a thick tangle of vines and bamboo timber. however the cloud wooded area is stuffed with existence, from a collared sunbird soaring over a few plant life to a leopard stalking a massive wooded area hog. Day and evening within the cloud wooded area, the quest is directly to locate meals - and to prevent changing into anyone else's subsequent meal. All dwelling issues are hooked up to each other in a foodstuff chain, from animal to animal, animal to plant, plant to insect, and bug to animal. What direction will you are taking to stick with the nutrients chain throughout the cloud wooded area? Will you . . . Watch a fierce honey badger conflict a perilous snake? Slink besides an African golden cat because it tails its prey? Munch on a few leaves with a kin of mountain gorillas? stick to all 3 chains and plenty of extra in this who-eats-what event!
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The honey badger doesn’t wait. This looks like a prime opportunity for a meaty meal to go with his honey. He charges in and snatches the hyrax in his powerful jaws. The snake hisses and rears up. It’s not about to give up this meal! Rec ord -Ho lde r For years, honey badgers have been listed as the most fearless animal in the world in the Guinness World Records. A honey badge r will attack just about any animal, even if it’s poisonous or bigge r than itself. Their sharp teeth and long claws, meant for digging, are great weapons.
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. There used to be more, but people loved watching these chameleons with the funny-looking circular bump on their noses.
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A Cloud Forest Food Chain: A Who-eats-what Adventure in Africa (Follow That Food Chain) by Rebecca Hogue Wojahn