The Temperate Deciduous Forest


There are a varity of animals in the Temperate Deciduous Forest.  There are birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians.  The majority of the animals are mammals and birds.  Some of the common mammals in this region are black bears, white-tailed deer, raccoons, and gray squirrels.  Ursus Americanus or more commenly know as black bears live in wooden and swampy areas ("Biomes of..." par. 1).  Black bears do eat some meat like small mammals, but there main diet consits of berries, nuts, plants, and fish.  White-tailed deer are very common in this biome since they live in swampy areas, and forests they eat palnts, nuts, and some fruit.  Deer are four legged mammals male deer have antlers, females do not.  Raccoons and gray squirrels are also very popular in this biome because they live in the same habitates as the black bears, and white-tailed deer.  Racoons and squirrels both eats seeds and nuts, but raccoons also eat meat; small birds and rodents ("Biomes of..." par. 1).  Raccoons are known for there facial pattern, raccoons looke like they are wearing a bandit's mask.  Gray squirrels belong to the order of rodentia along with their smaller realatives the red squirrels ("Biomes of..." par. 1).   Two common birds that live in the Temperate Deciduous Forest are the cardinal and the turkey. Cardinals are a meduim size perching bird and has red feathers.  Turkeys are much bigger birds that live in wooded areas, their scientific name is Meleagris Gallopavo ("Biomes of..." par. 1)

White-tailed Deer                                                                Raccoon

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