Tropical forests are home to a huge number of animals. First of all, it’s the monkeys. Species of narrow-nosed monkeys live in India and Africa, and broad-nosed monkeys live in America. Their tail and limbs allow them to skillfully climb trees, where they get their livelihood.
Rainforests are home to predators such as leopards and cougars.
An interesting species is the American tapir, somewhat reminiscent of a horse and a rhinoceros.
Nutria can be found in reservoirs. People are hunting for this species of large rodents, because they have valuable fur.
In the South American rainforests, you can find sloths that look like monkeys. They have fairly long and flexible limbs that cling to trees. These are slow animals, they move slowly along the branches.
Armadillos with a powerful shell live in the forests. During the day they sleep in their burrows, and after dark they crawl out to the surface and are nocturnal.
The anteater is a rainforest inhabitant. He moves without problems on the ground, and climbs trees, eats ants and various insects.
Among the marsupial species, opossums can be found here.
Elephants and okapi, which are relatives of giraffes, live in the African rainforests.
Lemurs live in Madagascar, which are considered semi-monkeys.
Crocodiles live in some water bodies, among which the Nile crocodile is the most famous. In Asia, long-snouted crocodiles are known, which mainly swim in the Ganges. Its body length reaches 7 meters.
There are rhinos in the rainforests, and hippos in the waters.
In Asia, you can meet the tiger, sloth bear and Malay bear.
Many birds fly in the forests. Hoatzins, hummingbirds, and over 160 species of parrots live in South America.
There are large populations of flamingos in Africa and America. They live near salt lakes and on sea coasts, feed on algae, worms and mollusks, and some insects.
There are peacocks in Asia and nearby islands.
Wild bush chickens are found in India and the Sunda Islands.
Insects and reptiles of the forests
There are many snakes (pythons, anacondas) and lizards (iguanas) in the rainforests.
In the reservoirs there is a variety of species of amphibians and fish, among them the most famous in South America are piranhas.
The most important inhabitants of the rainforest are ants.
Spiders, butterflies, mosquitoes and other insects also live here.