It’s a Jungle Out There: How Species Survive in the Jungle
Video Segments

These brief video segments can be used alone or in combination, to introduce a topic or to spark discussion among your students. The video segments can be adapted for any grade level. Stream the video segments in the video players below, or scroll to the bottom of the page to find downloadable QuickTime versions of the videos. These videos are also used in the lesson plan “It’s A Jungle Out There: How Species Survive in the Jungle.” (Grades 9-12)

Excerpts from the NATURE episode, “Moment of Impact: Part 2, Jungle”
Panther Chameleon
An overview of what skills/features help the colorful panther chameleon survive in the jungle.

Amazonian Boa
An overview of the features that help the Amazonian boa capture prey and survive in the jungle.

Antsy on the Forest Floor
A close look at the leafcutter and carnivorous trap-jaw ants.

Bats
A close look at bats and how they use sound to locate prey.

Cuban Crocodile
A look at the bioengineering of the Cuban crocodile and how it navigates in water and on land.

The Lizard and the Butterfly
A close look at a basilisk lizard’s surprise attack on an unsuspecting blue morpho butterfly.

Monkey Business
An overview of the spider monkey and how it moves through the jungle.

Osprey
A brief look at the osprey and how its body design is well-suited for spotting and capturing fish.

Paradise Tree Snake
A look at how the paradise tree snake escapes danger by “snaking” through the air.

Red-eyed Tree Frog
A look at how the red-eyed tree frog changes its appearance to avoid danger.

Tiger
A look at what makes the tiger a successful hunter.

Downloadable QuickTime versions of the video segments:
(Note: To download a video, right click on the video title and click “Save Link As…’ or “Save Target As…”. On a Mac, press the CTRL key and simultaneously click the mouse, then save the link.)

Video Clips
1. Panther Chameleon
An overview of what skills/features help the colorful panther chameleon survive in the jungle.

2. Amazonian Boa
An overview of the features that help the Amazonian boa capture prey and survive in the jungle.

3. Antsy on the Forest Floor
A close look at the leafcutter and carnivorous trap-jaw ants.

4. Bats
A close look at bats and how they use sound to locate prey.

5. Cuban Crocodile
A look at the bioengineering of the Cuban crocodile and how it navigates in water and on land.

6. The Lizard and the Butterfly
A close look at a basilisk lizard’s surprise attack on an unsuspecting blue morpho butterfly.

7. Monkey Business
An overview of the spider monkey and how it moves through the jungle.

8. Osprey
A brief look at the osprey and how its body design is well-suited for spotting and capturing fish.

9. Paradise Tree Snake
A look at how the paradise tree snake escapes danger by “snaking” through the air.

10. Red-eyed Tree Frog
A look at how the red-eyed tree frog changes its appearance to avoid danger.

11. Tiger
A look at what makes the tiger a successful hunter.

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