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Unformatted text preview: THE L IV ING EDENS MADAGASCAR, A WORLD APART 1. Madagascar separated from mainland ____Africa____ over 100 million years ago. (Madagascar) 2. More than ___80%___ percent of Madagascar's plants and animals are endemic (native to Madagascar and not naturally occurring anywhere else). (Madagascar) 3. Lemurs use ___suns warmth____ to regulate their body temperature, which is evidence that their biology is more primitive than other living primates. (Madagascar) 4. The world's ____smallest_______ chameleon belongs to the genus Brookesia, which is endemic to Madagascar. (Madagascar) 5. T/F: Chameleons change color for camouflage. (Madagascar) 6. A potentially important ecological function of lemurs is the spreading of ___pollen____ between trees of the same species. (Madagascar) 7. The Aye-Aye uses its elongated _____little finger____ to extract grubs from trees. (Madagascar) 8. Oustalet's Chameleon lives in a landscape formed by eons of _____erosion____. (Madagascar) 9. The seemingly upside-down Baobab Tree is known for storing _____water__. (Madagascar) 10. Some insects mimic leaves and twigs to ________elude predators___________. (Madagascar) 11. The Fossa is Madagascar's largest _____carnivore___.(Madagascar) 12. The onset of Madagascar's rainy season triggers the emergence and breeding of ____frogs___, which may have a breeding season of only 1 day. (Madagascar) 13. Madagascar's foot-long walking stick uses its ____wings____ to frighten potential predators. (Madagascar) 14. Plants that live in arid environments have spines to __________protect their flower buds_________. (Madagascar) 15. The Bandro, or Alaotra Gentle Lemur, is the world's only primate that exclusively lives ______above water______.(Madagascar) 16. Numerous extinctions have occurred in the 1,500 years that humans have inhabited Madagascar; today, only about ___10___ % of the island's original habitat remains. (Madagascar) ...
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