Nile Crocodile & Crocodile bird by: Nathan Everett 6B Nile Crocodile Crocodile bird
Symbiotic Relationship A symbiotic relationship is when two organisms ,like a crocodile and a bird, work together . They will both help each other in a unique way and look after each other.
The Story Behind my Backgrounds All my backgrounds are related to rivers, and my topic is partly about rivers . The first one shows water, representing a river. The second background shows papyrus. Papyrus comes from Egypt, and the Nile river is in Egypt. The last one has fish on it as a decoration and also because fish live in the rivers and the sea.
Why I Chose These Animals I chose these two animals because it was very interesting that a crocodile would get along with a small creature like a bird. I also learned in many books about these symbiotic relationships between different types of animals. I found many websites that helped me with this particular subject. The Nile crocodile and the crocodile bird had the most interesting symbiotic relationship I could think of.
How They Depend on Each Other The Nile crocodile and the crocodile bird depend on each other in a way that is very different from other animals. The Nile crocodile considers it helpful if the crocodile bird takes the bits of tiny gross things from its teeth, because the food rots and causes the crocodile to have pain. In a way, the crocodile bird (Egyptian plover) is the Nile crocodile’s dental floss. When a crocodile feels the need for a good tooth cleaning, the crocodile bird comes in very handy. The crocodile bird gets a free meal in return. There are no other birds that can actually survive after entering the mouth of a crocodile.
Conversation Crocodile: Come over here quick! I need you to clean my teeth! Crocodile: You’re awesome! Without you, life would be a waste. Bird: I know. I rock! I do everything for everyone. Crocodile: But I do stuff too, such as letting you eat food in my mouth! I could chomp you up if I wanted to, weak little birdy. Bird: I guess we’re both good. I mean without you, I have no food ; without me your teeth would not be cleaned, so you’re OKAY…
Organism Environment Crocodile’s Home Appearance How it Survives salt water scaled skin eating large amounts of meat River Nile - Nile delta and powerful jaws drinking water out of pond Jabbok seaweed plants strong thick tail living in swampy areas swift flowing waters dark bronze spots need warmth of sun to live hot sunny areas green eyes keeps sun out of eyes
COMIC STRIP MAKE BELIEFS COMIX! Online Educational Comic Generator for Kids of All Ages HERE… Is a link that leads to a comic strip I made, it’s very short but a nice story. Its about a crocodile moving to a new home and he's trying too get used to the climate. Hope you enjoy!
FUN FACTS Did you know that the crocodile birds family name is Glareolidae. The Nile crocodile can eat up to half their body weight at a time! The crocodile bird has 175 different muscles in the body. Nile crocodiles can run 12 to 14 km/h on land, water they are able to do about 30 to 35 km/h. Crocodile birds have orange eggs when made.
ANIMAL Desert plover This animal lives in the desert and is able to make it’s own food like a plant. From the sun it gets energy; it makes the energy in to sugar and water, while that it will feed it’s baby birds from the belly that contains water and sugar, that will keep them suited and refreshed in the desert in the morning. During the midnight they will be comfortable in there nice cozy fur in the cold frosty temperature at the desert.