continent has their own tropical
Central and South American Species
Central and South
American tropical rainforests for example contain animals
like jaguars, ocelots, cougars (pumas); large anaconda snakes, otters,
sloths, caymans, tapirs, peccaries, tamarins, giant anteaters,
capybaras, spectacled bears, different species of primates, and birds
like hummingbirds, macaws and toucans.
Poison dart frogs
are also found
in this part of the world.
African Tropical Rainforest
are known for the smartest primates in the world - gorillas and
But there are also many different species of monkeys; big
cats like leopards, lions and genets; and countless other animals such
as hippopotamuses, rhinos, crocodiles, elephants; and many species of
amphibians and reptiles.
Madagascar Island Rainforest Fauna
In the tropical
rainforests of Madagascar
Island, there are many endemic species
such as lemurs
such as Nile
crocodiles, mongooses, tenrecs, and many species of bats, centipedes,
frogs and lizards.
Asian Tropical Rainforest Species Asian
are known for orangutans and bengal tigers. Other animals include
Asian rhinos and Asian elephants, snow leopards and clouded leopards,
crocodiles, bats, sun bears, black bears, bantengs, tarsiers and cobra
Oceania Australasia Rainforest
tropical rainforests include those in New Guinea, northern
Australia and many Pacific Islands. New Zealand's rainforests are not
tropical, they are temperate.
In Australian tropical
forests there are tree
kangaroos and many species of possums;
green tree frogs
and many species of lizards; large insects
and butterflies such as
Ulysses and Cairns Birdwings; the endangered cassowaries;
many species of parrots
(and Cape York in Australia) also has a few species of marsupials such
as wallabies and cuscus,
is more known for its bird-life with the famous birds of paradise,
Victoria crowned pigeons and two species of cassowary
bird. The main
native mammals on Pacific islands are bats and rodents.
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