plants, the animals of
the rainforest have also
adapted to a life in a moist place crowded with species.
And like the plants, the
enjoy the warm and moist conditions in
most abundant animals, like in many other ecosystems, are
In rainforests, some insects grow extremely large,
New Zealand's weta, which can be 8cm long and weigh 70gr.
are also very abundant in rainforests. Many frogs are tree
frogs, and many snakes are tree snakes. Most lizards can also climb
trees. Waterholes are often inhabited by turtles and rivers by large
in all shapes and sizes. Like
with other animals, their species vary between the rainforests of
While crocodiles are the typical top predators in rainforest rivers,
the typical terrestrial top predators are the "big cats".
The "king" of them - the lion - is found in
(Lion is not
but it's hard to ignore it amongst the Big Cats). Other cat animals
with similar distributions are leopards
(Africa, India, China, and South-east Asia); cheetahs
(Africa and Middle East); servals (Africa) and caracals (Middle East
The next most impressive - the tiger
- is found in India, Indonesia
cats that are found nowhere else but in Asia, are clouded leopard
(south-east Asia), Bornean clouded leopard (Borneo and Sumatra); and
snow leopard (Himalaya).
Another impressive one - the jaguar
- is found in South
America and Mexico.
with similar distributions are ocelots
(South and Central America); and cougars
(puma) - they are found in South America, Central America, Mexico, and
in the south-eastern US.
Another interesting group of
animals of the rainforest
a lot of them, but
it is not too hard to
remember that both schimpanzees
are only found in Africa,
are only found in Asia,
more exactly Indonesia, Borneo and Malaysia.
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