By Theresa Greenaway, Geoff Dann
New glance! Relaunched with new jackets and eight pages of latest textual content! here's a outstanding and informative advisor to a couple of the main awesome habitats in the world. very good colour photos supply a special "eyewitness" view of the outstanding and colourful crops, animals and bugs of the world's jungles. See the gorgeous yet toxic passionflower, the infrequent golden lion tamarin, a Heckel bite stick from Nigeria, the crimson howler monkey howling at sunrise and a kangaroo mountain climbing a tree. find out how paper wasps make their nest, how a siamang strikes, how wax is taken from the wax palm, how geckos "fly" and the way pitcher crops capture bugs. realize what crimson lemurs devour, how poison is taken from a poison dart frog, why bowerbirds construct bowers, why cover leaves have drip information, the place gorillas dwell and why chameleons switch colour, and lots more and plenty, even more!
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They carry their “hammers” for long distances. Mandrill Mandrillus sphinx (Africa) Humboldt’s monkey Lagothrix lagotricha (South America) Chimpanzee Pan troglodytes (Africa) MONKEY ON THE MARCH TAIL GRIP The male mandrill lives mostly on the forest floor. Females and young climb up into low undergrowth. Tree-dwelling woolly monkeys use their prehensile tails to grip slippery branches in the canopy. 45 (c) 2011 Dorling Kindersley. All Rights Reserved. Hunters and killers PȳȦȥȢȵȰȳȴȩȢȷȦȵȰȤȢȵȤȩ and kill other animals AMBUSHED!
Nocturnal hunters need other skills—a highly developed sense of hearing or smell, or an ability to detect vibrations made by an approaching animal. Prey animals have their own defenses and means of avoiding capture, such as camouflage, so an incompetent hunter goes hungry. Irritant hairs are kicked into face of assailant Changeable hawk eagle Spizaetus cirrhatus (Southeast Asia) HUNTER IN THE SKY Tarantula Brachypelma smithi (Central America) DANGER ON EIGHT LEGS As well as dry rocky places, the red-kneed tarantula lives in humid forests.
They do fall sometimes with fatal results, but it is the most efficient way of finding the trees that have ripe fruit to eat. Although gibbons use brachiation most, chimpanzees and some monkeys also use this method. Siamang Hylobates syndactylus (Southeast Asia) Opposable big toe—a feature of all primates GOING FOR A WALK A gorilla moves around the forest floor on the flat of its feet and its knuckles in quest of the vast quantities of vegetation that it needs to eat every day. Although normally slow-moving, it is capable of bursts of speed when necessary, for example, when seeing off a rival.