2021 March Mammal Madness K5 Info Slides

A slideshow of the various types of animals w/ a picture, trait, biome, diet, position in the food chain, AND relative size to kids & adults. Aimed at elementary school children.

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2021 March Mammal Madness K5 Info Slides

A slideshow of the various types of animals w/ a picture, trait, biome, diet, position in the food chain, AND relative size to kids & adults. Aimed at elementary school children.

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March Mammal Madness

2021 Combatant Info Slides

Primarily Intended for Elementary Students

Materials Prepared by Jenna Kissel, Animal Images from Phylopic.org

Silhouettes for approximate scale, relates species silhouettes may be substituted


Red Kangaroo

Osphranter rufus

Powerful kicking, clawed feet

Biome: Grassland & Desert


SECONDARY in Food Chain

Red Hartebeest

Alcelaphus buselaphus caama

Large horns, Fast and evasive running

Biome: Grassland (dry and arid)


SECONDARY in Food Chain

©Yathin S Krishnappa

Vector is a Hartebeest relative used for scale

Bay Cat

Catopuma badia

Adaptive Trait: Unknown, very rare

Biome: Tropical Forests

CARNIVORE: Small rodents, carrion, birds, monkeys

TERTIARY in Food Chain


Maroon Langur

Presbytis rubicunda

Lives in groups, Highly Territorial, Loud call

Biome: Tropical Rainforest

HERBIVORE: Leaves, seeds, flowers

SECONDARY in Food Chain


© Charles James Sharp

Red Brocket

Mazama americana

Males have small dagger like horns, foot stomping

Biome: Tropical Forest and Tropical Savanna

HERBIVORE: Mostly fruit, occasionally leaves or fungi

SECONDARY in Food Chain

© Bernard DUPONT from FRANCE

Red Fox

Vulpes vulpes

Cunning, Well adapted to many environments

Biome: Temperate Forests, Grasslands, Taiga

OMNIVORE: Rodents, rabbits, birds, fruit, vegetables

TERTIARY in the Food Chain


© Ronald Laubenstein/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Red Ruffed Lemur

Varecia rubra

Lives in the canopy, toothcomb

Biome: Tropical Rainforest

HERBIVORE: Mostly fruit (especially figs), nectar

SECONDARY in Food Chain

©Charles James Sharp

Red Crested Tree Rat Santamartamys rufodorsalis

Very little is known about this adorable little creature

Biome: Temperate Forest

HERBIVORE (assumed)

SECONDARY in Food Chain

© Lizzie Noble

Red and White Giant Flying Squirrel

Petaurista alborufus

Large eyes help to see at night,

Can glide as far as 450 meters because of a loose membrane of skin between their front and back legs

Biome: Temperate and Tropical Forests

OMNIVORE: Mainly fruit and nuts but occasionally insects and larvae

TERTIARY in the Food Chain


(c) David Tan

Red-necked Pademelon

Thylogale thetis

Shy and nocturnal

Biome: Temperate Forests near Grasslands


SECONDARY in Food Chain


© Australian Museum

Ring-tailed Vontisira

Galidia elegans

Agile climbers

Biome: Forests

CARNIVORE: Small birds, mammals, eggs, reptiles,

TERTIARY in Food Chain


©Charles James Sharp

Siberian Weasel

Mustela sibirica

Efficient and ferocious

Biome: Forests, Grasslands, Taiga


TERTIARY in Food Chain


©Dibyendu Ash

Little Red Flying Fox

Pteropus scapulatus

Flying, Good eyesight and sense of smell

Biome: Mangrove Forests

HERBIVORE: Blossoms of eucalyptus tree

SECONDARY in Food Chain

©Raina Plowright

Red Rumped Agouti

Dasyprocta leporina

Can jump nearly 6 feet in the air

Biome: Tropical Forests, Savanna

HERBIVORE: Seeds and fruit

SECONDARY in Food Chain


©Alastair Rae from London, United Kingdom

Red Squirrel

Sciurus vulgaris

Keen sense of vision, smell, touch and hearing

Biome: Temperate Forests, Taiga


SECONDARY in the Food Chain

©Peter Trimming

Hopi Chipmunk

Neotamias rufus

Large cheek pouches, avid climbers

Biome: Temperate deserts and mountains

HERBIVORE: Berries and seeds

SECONDARY in Food Chain



Southern Red-backed Vole

Myodes gapperi

Agile jumpers and climbers

Biome: Temperate Forests, Tundra, Taiga

OMNIVORE: Leaves, roots, seeds, nuts, flowers, insects

TERTIARY in Food Chain

©Phil Myers

Tricksy Taxonomy


Dugong dugon

Massive size, tough skin, dense bone structure, rapidly clotting blood

Biome: Aquatic Coastal Saltwater

HERBIVORE: Sea grass

SECONDARY in Food Chain



Red Wolf

Canus rufus

Complex communication between the pack

Biome: Temperate Forests

CARNIVORE: Birds, Small mammals, Carrion

TERTIARY in Food Chain

©Red Wolf Recovery Program

Mountain Tapir

Tapirus pinchaque

A short prehensile “trunk” used to grab branches or pick fruit, excellent swimmers,

Biome: Tropical forests, mountains

HERBIVORE: Tough leaves, shrubs and fruit

SECONDARY in Food Chain

©Brocken Inaglory

Malagasy Striped Civet

Fossa fossana

Stores fat in tail, up to 25% of weight

Biome: Rainforest

CARNIVORE: Small mammals, reptiles, frogs, small birds and crabs

TERTIARY in Food Chain


©Charles J. Sharp

Kinda Baboon

Papio kindae

Thought to be a type of Yellow Baboon until 2013 (Kinda is the smallest type of baboon, babies are white instead of black, larger groups than other baboons, more docile)

Biome: Savanna, Grassland Scrub, Open Woodland

OMNIVORE: Mostly fruit but also seeds, roots, insects, meat (rabbits and vervet monkeys)

TERTIARY in Food Chain

©Kenneth Chiou


Herpailurus yagouaroundi

Good sight, hearing and sense of smell, secretive

Biome: Grassland, Savannah, Scrub, Rainforest, Swamp, Temperate Forest

CARNIVORE: Small mammals, reptiles, birds, frogs, fish

TERTIARY in Food Chain




Tarsius syrichta

Excellent at leaping

Biome: Rainforests

CARNIVORE: Insects, spiders, lizards and small vertebrates

TERTIARY in Food Chain


Musk Deer

Moschus moschiferus

Good vision and hearing

Biome: Taiga


SECONDARY in Food Chain

© Grigori Mazmanyants / WWF-Ca


Ammotragus lervia

Can survive a long period of time without fresh water

Biome: Desert, Savanna, Grassland, Mountains

HERBIVORE: Grasses and Shrubs

SECONDARY in Food Chain

©H. C. Kyllingstad


Dolichotis patagonum

Good sense of hearing, smell and vision, Runs very fast (up to 45 mph)

Biome: Desert, Grassland

HERBIVORE: Plants, tips of grass, cacti, dung

SECONDARY in Food Chain

©David Blank

Amami Rabbit

Pentalagus furnessi

Good at hiding, can swim

Biome: Temperate Forests

HERBIVORE: Grasses, ferns, seeds, dung

SECONDARY in Food Chain

Egyptian Fruit Bat

Rousettus aegypticus

Lives in large colonies, echolocation

Biome: Rainforest


SECONDARY in Food Chain

©Lietuvos zoologijos sodas

Is the scientific name Rousettus aegyptiacus?


Solenodon paradoxus

Venomous, excellent at burrowing, gland secretion used for communication

Biome: Tropical agricultural

CARNIVORE: Insects, arthropods, mollusks and worms

TERTIARY in Food Chain

©Ernst Rupp

Common Tree Shrew

Tupaia glis

Sharp claws, good at climbing

Biome: Tropical Forests

OMNIVORE: Amphibians, reptiles, eggs, insects, worms, leaves, seeds, grains and fruit

TERTIARY in Food Chain


Giant Golden Mole

Chrysospalax trevelyani

Large claws, powerful forelegs

Biome: Temperate Forests

CARNIVORE: Insects and worms

TERTIARY in Food Chain


©Gary Bronner

Colo Colo Opossum

Dromiciops gliroides

Marsupial, prehensile tail

Biome: Temperate Forests and Rainforests

CARNIVORE: Eats Insects

TERTIARY in Food Chain

©José Luis Bartheld

Of Myths and Monsters

Harpy Eagle

Harpia harpyja

5 inch long talons, powerful legs

Biome: Rainforest

CARNIVORE: Sloths, primates, lizards, birds, small rodents, small deer

Trophic level FIVE in Food Chain. Apex predator

©Tanya Dewey

I really wanted a picture of the eagle with its talons but they were either holding something bloody or the copyright was a very weird name...

Masrasector nananubis

Masrasector nananubis

Monstrous Teeth

10-60 Million years ago, first carnivorous mammal

Biome: Marshy Mangrove Forest


Trophic level FIVE in Food Chain. Apex predator

An illustration of Hyaenodon, a large North American relative of Masrasector by paleoartist Nobu Tamura.


Pan troglodytes

Very smart, uses tools,

Biome: Savanna, Grassland, Forest, Rainforest, Scrub Forest

OMNIVORE: Birds, mammals, reptiles, eggs, insects, leaves, grain, nuts, fruit

TERTIARY in Food Chain

©USAID Africa Bureau

Picado’s Jumping Pit Viper

Atropoides picadoi

Venomous, Jumping may be exaggerated but it has been reported striking birds in the air

Biome: Tropical, Rainforests


TERTIARY in Food Chain

I had lots of trouble with this one. For something called a JUMPING pit viper it was hard to find why it was even called that. I assume like other snakes it could also eat rodents but i found nothing…….

Devil Frog

Beelzebufo ampinga

Prehistoric frog with bony scales, very strong bite force

Biome:Tropical ??

CARNIVORE: Lizards, small vertebrates, maybe small dinosaurs

TERTIARY in Food Chain

An artist's depiction munching on a small theropod dinosaur. Image: Nobu Tamura/Wikimedia Commons

Sphinx Monkey

Mandrillus sphinx

Brightly colored, Complex communication,

Biome: Tropical Rainforest

OMNIVORE: Fruit, seeds, fungi, roots, insects, snails, worms, frogs, lizards, snakes, sometimes small vertebrates

TERTIARY in Food Chain

©Eva Hejda

Blue-capped Ifrit

Ifrita kowaldi

Toxic/poisonous, excrete a toxin in its feathers probably due to eating toxic beetles

Biome: Rainforest

CARNIVORE: Beetles and other insects

TERTIARY in Food Chain

© Thierry NOGARO

Ghost Bat

Macroderma gigas

Good hearing and sight as well as echolocation

Biome: Tropical and terrestrial forests

CARNIVORE: Birds, reptiles, mammals, insects

TERTIARY in Food Chain


Thorny Devil

Moloch horridus

Spines all over their bodies that helps them retain and absorb water

Biome: Deserts and Dunes


TERTIARY in Food Chain


Brussels Griffon

Canis familiaris


OMNIVORE: Eats dog food???

TERTIARY in Food Chain

©Arne Fagerholt

Very intelligent, bred to hunt and kill rats

Black and Red Bush Squirrel

Paraxerus lucifer

Diurnal and arboreal and can be quite noisy

Biome: Forest, Grassland, Scrub

HERBIVORE: Seeds, fruits, leaves, roots, buds

SECONDARY in Food Chain

I could find NOTHING about this particular squirrel so I used the info about a different bush squirrel……...

Fire Salamander

Salamandra salamandra

Toxic, able to spray its toxin at predators

Biome:Temperate Forests

CARNIVORE: Insects, worms, larvae

TERTIARY in Food Chain

©Petar Milošević

Flying Dragon Lizard

Draco v

2021 March Mammal Madness K5 Info Slides
Tags Teaching, Parenting, Teaching materials, Animals
Type Google Slide
Published 16/02/2024, 12:05:50


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