What creatures are the best/easiest to report upon in this context?I am doing a 1.5-2 page report on the native wildlife of costa rica. I was thinking about reporting on sloths and hummingbirds,...

What creatures are the best/easiest to report upon in this context?

I am doing a 1.5-2 page report on the native wildlife of costa rica. I was thinking about reporting on sloths and hummingbirds, maybe one or two more animals. I am looking for any of the following:

-suggestions on animals to report upon

-areas where i can find information on the subject or my animals or your suggested animals

-information on my animals or your suggested animals

THANK YOU :)

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jkace13 | (Level 1) eNoter

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Hummingbirds and sloths are both great choices for your report but some other suggestions I have are ocelot, armadillo, or the tapir.  To find information for your report I suggest looking at Travel Costa Rica, National Geographic or the guide to the Nicoya Peninsula. Also you can always head to your local library or use an online database site like Ebsco Host and look up books or articles using search terms like Costa Rica wildlife, Native animals of Costa Rica, and Costa Rican rainforest wildlife.  Below is also some basic information I found on all of the suggested animals.

Sloths

  • a mammal that spends its day in the tree tops using its long three long claws to grip on the tree
  • comes down once a week
  • the sloth's fur is a biotop where algae grows

Hummingbirds

  • have the highest metabolic rate of birds
  • can fly fowards, backwards, and sidewats
  • Rufous-tailed Hummingbird is the most common hummingbird in COsta Rica

Ocelot

  • approximetly one meter in length- twice the size of a regular house cat
  • are great swimmers
  • mostly nocturnal

Armadillo

  • a mammal related to anteaters and sloths
  • they have poor eye sight and rely on their sense of smell
  • only known creatures who give birth to genetically identical quadruplets

Tapir

  • largest mammal in Costa Rica and are related to the rhinoceros
  • excellent swimmers found near water
  • they live about 25-30 years
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