classifying species

by lauren galtieri

scientific names & common names

sumatran orangutan


  • sumatran orangutan is its common name
  • pongo abelii is its scientific name


sumatran tiger


  • sumatran tiger is its common name

  • panthera tigris sumatrae is its scientific name

what class of species do these animals belong to?

sumatran orangutan


  • class is mammalia


sumatran tiger


  • class is mammalia

climate and habitat

sumatran orangutan


  • they are the largest tree living mammals in the world and so therefore, they live among the trees of the tropical rain forests


sumatran tiger


  • they are found on the indonesian island of sumatra
  • sumatran tigers habitats consist of wetlands, mountainous forests to lowland forests and grasslands

diet

sumatran orangutan


  • they mostly eat fruit, especially durian's which are huge spikey fruits
  • they also eat flowers, honey, bark, leaves and insects



sumatran tiger


  • these tigers are carnivores and so therefore they will eat anything they see
  • they eat fish, crocodiles and fowls
  • there most common largest prays are pigs and deers

body temperature

sumatran orangutan

  • they come together when they are cold to keep each other warm


sumatran tiger


  • on a cold night, mother tigers and their babies stick together for warmth and pile on top of each other

their social structure

sumatran orangutans


  • they make a nest of vegetation every night to sleep in
  • they rest in smaller nests during the day
  • the females sleep with their babies in these nests


sumatran tiger


  • males are more dominate where as some females can be quite fierce when it comes to protecting their babies
  • these females could over power the males and get them to leave them alone
  • these tigers rome by them selves and go their own ways
  • occasionally the males an females will come together to mate but usualy the male has to fight to get his female
  • tigers who know how they are related to will share prey together even with the mother and cubs

period of activity

sumatran orangutans


  • they are daylight animals and therefore sleep at night



sumatran tigers


  • these tigers are awake during day and sleep during night

conversation status

sumatran orangutans are critically endangered.


sumatran tigers are critically endangered.

locomotion

sumatran orangutan

  • these orangutans travel by moving from one tree to another
  • when they are on the ground they use all fours but they try to avoid coming to the ground the best they can


sumatran tiger

  • these tigers move on the ground on all fours
  • when they are catching pray, they crouch down gently and quietly then they make their move with a long jump and a fast stride to catch their pray