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Animals of the Rainforest. M ammals. Amphibians. Birds. Reptiles. Mammals. What is a mammal? It is mostly covered in hair or fur It drinks milk from the mother at birth It is warm blooded Do you have any mammals in your house?. More on Mammals in the Rainforest. Tigers

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Animals of the Rainforest

Mammals

Amphibians

Birds

Reptiles

mammals
Mammals
  • What is a mammal?
    • It is mostly covered in hair or fur
    • It drinks milk from the mother at birth
    • It is warm blooded

Do you have any mammals in your house?

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More on Mammals in the Rainforest
  • Tigers
    • They live in tropical Rainforests in India, China, and some parts of Southern Asia.
    • They eat antelopes, boars, monkeys, pigs, birds and occasionally elephants.
    • They weigh approximately 400 - 600 lbs. and are approximately 5 - 10 ft. in length.
  • Gorillas
    • They are found in West Central Africa and along the Congo River.
    • They mostly eat leaves, fruit, and bark.
    • Males can reach weights of 500 pounds!
    • Females only get to about 200 pounds.
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More Rainforest Mammals
  • Chimpanzees
    • West and Central Equatorial Africa is where Chimpanzees are found.
    • A chimpanzee will eat include seeds, fruits, leaves, bark, insects such as termites, and small prey.
    • They spend time both in trees and on the ground.
    • They usually sleep in a tree where it will build a nest for the night.  
  • Orangutan
    • These creatures live on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra in Indonesia.
    • They eat tropical fruit and also leaves, bark and insects at times.
    • Orangutans can be found in rainforests as well as other forests at higher elevations and near lowland swamps.
    • They will sleep in trees as well as move through the trees in search of fruit.
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More Rainforest Mammals
  • Capybara
    • It can be found in various regions of South America and in Panama.
    • Grasses, fruits and water plants are their favorite food.
    • It live near lakes, rivers and streams.
    • Capybara can hide in the water by holding their noses above water and submerging the rest of their bodies below.
  • Jaguar
    • Jaguar are found in Mexico, Central and South America.
    • They eat a variety of animals including turtles, tapirs and deer.
    • Rainforests, deserts and grasslands is where the jaguar calls home.
    • They will grow to be approximately 5.5 - 8 ft
reptiles of the rainforest
Reptiles of the Rainforest
  • What is a Reptile?
    • They are cold blooded
      • Meaning they use the sun to regulate their body temperature.
    • They are all vertebrates
      • Meaning they all have a back bone
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More Reptiles of the Rainforest
  • Short Necked Turtle
    • These Turtles can be found in creeks and lagoons in Australia and New Guinea.
    • They love to bask on logs and the sides of waterways.
    • They have short necks with large heads.
  • Eastern Water Dragon
    • Males can be distinguished by their larger size and red chest.
    • Dragon lizards in Australiacan grow up to one meter in length.
    • They are found all along the east coast of Australia, normally found around creeks, rivers or lakes.
    • Insects and aquatic organisms are their favorite food.
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More reptiles of the Rainforest
  • Anaconda
    • This snake is found mostly in the Amazon River Basin.
    • They normally eat rodents, fish, birds, caiman, turtles and even larger mammals.
    • Anacondas often hunt by submerging all but its nostrils in the water and then wait for its prey.
    • They can reach over 37 feet in length.
  • Black Caiman
    • These reptiles are found in South America in the Amazon.
    • They eat fish, turtles, birds, capybara and sometimes larger mammals.
    • Black Caiman live near the rivers and streams of the Amazon.
    • They will grow to be 5 - 6 meters in length.
birds
Birds
  • What is a bird?
    • Warm-blooded vertebrate
    • Covered in feathers
    • Has wings
    • Young birds are born from hard shelled eggs
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More Birds of the Rainforest
  • Harpy Eagle
    • They can be found in and near the rainforests of Central and South America.
    • They eat sloths, monkeys, and other small mammals.
    • Harpy Eagles will grow to be approximately 35 - 41inches!
    • Harpy Eagle will lay 1 or 2 eggs in a 2 – 3 year time span.
    • Only 1 of the eggs hatches and the parents raise the eagle for about 6 months.
  • Toucan
    • They located in Central and South America in tropical and sub-tropical rainforests.
    • Toucans will eat mostly small fruit and sometimes insects.
    • It lives in holes of hollow trees.
    • Toucans can grow to be about 13 inches – 26 inches in height.
    • Toucans lay about 2 - 4 eggs per year.
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More Birds of the Rainforest
  • Resplendent Quetzal
    • It is mostly found in Central America.
    • Their favorite foods are fruits that are associated with the avocado family, but they also eat insects and small animals.
    • They live in the cloud forests.
      • subtropical forests, often located in higher altitudes
    • It is roughly 14 - 16 inches in length.  Its long train of tail feathers adds an additional 24 - 25 inches.
  • Great Hornbill
    • It can be found in India, China, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia.
    • The primary diet of the Great Hornbill is fruit, but it will also eat insects, lizards, snakes and small mammals.
    • Their Habitat is high in the canopy of the rainforest.
    • It can reach between 2.5 - 3.5 feet in length.
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Amphibians
  • What is an Amphibian?
    • cold-blooded vertebrate
    • Start life in the water breathing through gills then transform into adults that breath with lungs.
    • They can live in they water and on land.
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More Amphibians of the Rainforest
  • Red-Eyed Tree Frog
    • They are located in Southern Mexico, Central America.
    • These frogs eat mostly insects.
    • They tend to inhabit lowland rainforest areas near ponds, streams and rivers.
    • They will grow to be 1-2 inches in length.
  • Suriname Toad
    • They live in South American rainforests.
    • It can be found in rivers and slow moving streams.
    • They feed on small invertebrates and small fish.
    • They grow to be about 6-8 inches in length.
    • The male carries the tadpoles under his skin, on his back, until they literally explode out of the holes! 
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More on Amphibians
  • Blue poison dart frog
    • They lack toe webbing and are poor swimmers, and are never found in the water.
    • They release toxins from the skin to protect themselves.
    • The lifespan of the Blue poison dart frog is about 4-6 years in the wild.
    • They grow to be about 1 – 1.5 inches long.
  • Tomato frog
    • The tomato frog lives in Madagascar.
    • To protects itself from predators it releasing a toxic glue-like substance from its skin.
    • It lives in swamps and shallow pools.
    • It eats mostly Invertebrates.
    • It is on the Endangered list.