Indri Essay

Indris are the largest kind of lemur in the world. The scientific name for the Indri is Indri indri, but another name for the indri is a Babakoto which means little father. The Indris has a black thick coat with patches of white fur. The indri ranges to become 64 to 72cm and the tail only reaches 5cm. They weigh between 6kg and 10kg at full growth.

They only live for 15 to 22 years . There are no Indri in captivity but today they live in protected forest’s. In the Trophic level the Indri is a 2nd level consumer and they are herbivore. The Indris only eat fruit and plants.

Their predators are snake, hawks and Fossa. Their lifestyle is diurnal which means that they are active during the day. The Indri live in groups called troops and are very sociable animals. They are also unique in that the female is more dominant then the male.

These animal are endangered because of lose of they habitat. They are less than 10,000 indri left in the world. The Indri lives in the tropical forests and lowland jungles. Dominant plants: broad-leaved evergreen trees; ferns; large woody vines and climbing plants; orchids and bromeliadsGeographic distribution: parts of South and Central America, Southeast Asia, parts of Africa, southern India, and northeastern Australia Dominant wildlife: herbivores such as sloths, tapirs, and capybaras; predators such as jaguars; anteaters; monkeys; birds such as toucans, parrots, and parakeets; insects such as butterflies, ants, and beetles; piranhas and other freshwater fishes; reptiles such as frogs, caymans, boa constrictors, and anacondas • Abiotic factors: hot and wet year-round; thin, nutrient-poor soils Around 80 °FWorks Citedhttp://www1. broward. edu/~arodrigu/Environmental/Berg_Visualizing/biomes_summary.

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