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Rainforest Animals List A-Z

General Knowledge | 7-14 yrs | Reading Pod

Facts about Rainforest Animals

– Rainforests are located across the world. It is said that approximately half of the world’s animal species live in these dense rainforests.
– These species are known as rainforest animals. These animals are always in danger of being hunted and this is why they have developed many methods of protecting themselves from the other animals.
– Camouflage, Warning colors and scaring predators are just some of the techniques that rainforest animals use for survival in the thick forests.

List of Rainforest Animals

Rainforest Animals A-Z Rainforest Animals Description
Anaconda World’s largest snake.
Bengal tiger Roar can be heard upto 2 miles away.
Capybara World’s largest rodent.
Dawn bat Has a long tongue to reach nectar and pollen.
Electric eel Can generate shocks of 650 volts.
Flying dragon A lizard that can glide.
Gorilla World’s largest primate.
Hummingbird Can fly backwards.
Iguana Uses tail as whip to drive predators off.
Jaguar Can eat 85 kinds of animals.
Komodo dragon Largest lizard, can eat a pig.
Lemur World’s smallest primate.
Macaw Can have a tail as long as its body.
Nutria Rodent faster in water than on land.
Orangutan Can hang from a branch for hours.
Pink dolphin Gets pinker when excited.
Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing World’s largest butterfly.
Red-eyed tree frog Called the monkey frog for its jumping abilities.
Spider monkey Tail is longer than its body.
Toucan Air pockets in the beak make it light.
Umbrella bird Throat pouch on male inflates during breeding season.
Vampire bat Only mammal to live just on blood.
Woolly monkey When it comes to the ground from a tree, it uses its legs only.
Xenops It is just 5 inches long.
Yapok Only kind of opossum that can move in water.
Zodiac moth Flies in the day.

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  1. What is a fact beginning with o about rainforests ? I’m stuck and I need it for a poem (please can I have a short one ) many thanks Aimee’s