is not a complete list of endangered
rainforest animals, but rather a description of some of
the most notable species.
is one of
the most endangered animals on this list.
They are found in India,
Bangladesh, China and Indonesia. Their numbers have dropped from 50,000
to 4,000 only in the past 100 years, mainly because of poaching and
another famous Big Cat, is also threatened. It is found in the
rainforests of South and Central America and southern Mexico. The main
threats to jaguars are hunting and habitat loss.
which are found in
central and west Africa, are threatened. The main threats are hunting
and habitat loss.
- the other intelligent primates, also found in Africa - are threatened
because of hunting, habitat loss and illegal animal trade.
- the largest primates in Asia, more exactly Borneo and parts of
Indonesia, are also threatened because of hunting, habitat loss and
illegal animal trade.
- a beautiful
monkey of South America, is threatened almost to extinction because of
the illegal trade of its fur.
Poison Dart Frogs
are the poisonous frogs of South and Central America, used by natives
for their poison which is attached on the tips of their darts and other
weapons. There are 116 different species of them, but many are
Toucans, Parrots and
are beautiful colourful rainforest birds, many species of which are
threatened because of loss of habitat and illegal pet trade.
- one of the most impressive eagles in the world, which is found in
South and Central America, is threatened because of hunting and habitat
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