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  1. 1. Photo Album<br />by krista.saulter<br />It’s a Jungle Out There!<br />Take a ride along the Amazon River <br />
  2. 2. Amazon Voyage <br />Exhibit <br />-Witte Museum-<br />
  3. 3. What species can <br />be found in<br />the Amazon River?<br />
  4. 4. Catfish, catfish, and<br />more catfish!<br />
  5. 5. Do you know how many catfish species are in the Amazon? <br />1,200<br />That’s a lot of catfish!<br />
  6. 6. Some are spotted<br />Some are striped<br />Some look like a twig<br />
  7. 7. Some are as tiny as ants<br />Some are as big as bears!<br />
  8. 8. Photo taken at Amazon Voyage exhibit at the Witte Museum.<br />
  9. 9. Anaconda live<br />in the Amazon<br />
  10. 10. Anaconda can eat an<br />animal as big as a deer but <br />they only eat 3 or 4 <br />times a year. <br />
  11. 11. Female Anaconda are 5 times<br />larger than males! Their<br />average length is 12 feet. <br />Their average weight is <br />120 pounds!<br />
  12. 12. Can you ride an<br />Anaconda?<br />
  13. 13. Piranhas live in<br />the Amazon!<br />
  14. 14. There are 33 kinds of Piranhas in<br />the Amazon River.<br />
  15. 15. Amazon people believe<br />that Piranhas help clean<br />the river system.<br />
  16. 16. These are live Piranhas in a tank at the Amazon Voyage exhibit. <br />
  17. 17. Elongated Piranhas<br />They snip off the fins<br />of other fish. Why?<br />For a protein snack.<br />Don’t worry, the fins <br />Grow back. <br />
  18. 18. This is a photo from the<br />exhibit.<br />
  19. 19. The red-bellied piranha is feisty <br />and vicious. They swim fast and have<br />sharp teeth and powerful jaws.<br />Together, they swarm weak<br />and dying prey and they<br />don’t care how big it<br />might be!<br />
  20. 20. The FulaPreta<br />eats fruits that<br />fall from the limbs<br />of trees, or other fish. <br />Docile or aggressive. <br />Whatever they need to be.<br />
  21. 21. Some people believe that<br />Piranhas will eat people. The most common <br />way people are bit though is when they<br />take a hook out of one’s mouth.<br />People do eat piranhas! It is said that<br />Black piranhas are sweet and bony!<br />
  22. 22. This is a photo of a<br />Black piranha<br />from the exhibit. <br />
  23. 23. This is a picture of a<br />Piranha skeleton.<br />That’s a lot of bones!<br />
  24. 24. Photo of an exhibit sign. Many people think<br />Piranhas are scary. <br />
  25. 25. Dart<br />Frogs<br />
  26. 26. Poison Dart Frogs live <br />in the Amazon. <br />
  27. 27. What the frog eats in<br />the Amazon helps him <br />create a toxin. This<br />protects the frog from<br />predators. <br />
  28. 28. Neon Tetra live in the Amazon. <br />They are colorful. You can buy<br />them in pet stores in the U.S.<br />
  29. 29. Suckermouth Catfish are native to <br />the Amazon River in Brazil. <br />They are called the “armadillo of the river”<br />because they have bony plates that are like <br />armor and camouflage.<br />
  30. 30. Freshwater stingrays<br />live in the Amazon River.<br />They turn the color<br />of their environment<br />in order to camouflage.<br />
  31. 31. Children of the Amazon<br />shuffle their feet when they<br />play in the river so that they do not<br />step on a freshwater Stingray barb. <br />
  32. 32. A top predator of the Amazon is<br />the Black Caiman. They are <br />an important part of the <br />food chain.<br />
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  34. 34. Yellow-headed Amazon <br />Parrots live in the <br />Amazon.<br />
  35. 35. Sadly, they are an <br />endangered species.<br />People like to have<br />them as pets because<br />they can learn to speak<br />and they like to sing.<br />
  36. 36. People live in <br />the Amazon. <br />
  37. 37. This was a photo in the <br />exhibit. <br />
  38. 38. This photo from the exhibit<br />shows how a village looks during <br />the dry season. <br />
  39. 39. This photo shows how a village<br />looks during the wet season. In the<br />wet season, it floods. Waters do not <br />recede for 6 months!<br />
  40. 40. Amazon people<br />have festivals<br />just like us. <br />This is a costume<br />from the Fish <br />Festival in the<br />town of <br />Barcelos. The <br />people there <br />celebrate all of <br />the benefits that<br />fish bring to the <br />community. <br />
  41. 41. Literature Connection:<br />The Amazon Voyage featured a <br />skit about some of the folktales<br />associated with the Amazon River<br />and Region based on the<br />book, <br />Folktales of the Amazon.<br />
  42. 42. To learn more about these <br />folktales, <br />read …<br />By Columbian poet and <br />author, <br />Juan Carlos Galeano.<br />
  43. 43. We learned a lot at the Witte Museum Amazon<br />Voyage exhibit. We hope you learned <br />some things too!<br />
  44. 44. Sources:<br /><ul><li>Clip art taken from google images and Microsoft Word clip art.
  45. 45. Photos taken by Krista Saulter at the Witte Museum Amazon Voyage exhibit.
  46. 46. Information and facts rewritten from the Amazon Voyage exhibit.</li>