The howler monkey has a lot of hair, small
ears, a small tail, and a wide mouth. Howler
monkeys live in the canopy of the rain forest.
Pythons can grow about 20 feet long. They
can lay up to 100 eggs. One of the foods that the python eats is
Vine snakes eat
young birds and lizards. When vine snakes are in danger, they
camouflage in vines.
Elephants are the biggest animal in the rain
forest. Only male elephants have tusks. Baby elephants are
called calves. They are endangered. That means that there are
only a few elephants left in the wild.
There are two kinds
of sloths in the world. The three-toed sloth and the two-toed
sloth. Sloths are mammals and live about ten years.
Many kinds of
bats live in the rain forest such as the vampire bats. Bats eat
insects. Some bats eat fruit.
Jaguars can climb
trees and swim to catch their prey. They are known for their fast
running. Jaguars like to hunt weaker animals so they can win with no
fight. They eat cattle, pigs, terrapins and
The tapir is a
shy animal that looks like a pig with a long snout. Even though
tapirs are big (they are heavier than a gorilla) it is hard to spot them
in the rain forest.
a kind of lizard that can change colors as the light or temperature
changes, or when it is scared. The chameleon has a long sticky
tongue that darts out of its mouth to catch insects. They also eat
plants. Chameleons grow up to twenty-five inches long.
Crested guans are
birds that eat fruit and seeds. They live in the drier areas.
They are thirty-five inches long. They live in the lowland
Tigers are big
orange animals with black stripes. They eat deer, cow, buffalo
King cobras eat
other snakes and lizards. They only eat meat in January. They lay up
to forty or fifty eggs at a time. King cobras live only one
The flying gecko
lives high up in the rain forest. The gecko doesn't really fly - it
glides from tree to tree to escape danger. They have very good
eyesight and hearing. This helps them find insects to eat at
The flying dragon
lives all over Asia. It is a reptile. It is 19 to 22
cms long. Ants and termites are what it likes to eat. The
flying dragon is not an endangered animal.
The slow loris is
a mammal that lives in India's rain forest. It eats insects, bird
eggs, small birds, shoots and fruit. Its body is 26 inches
DID YOU KNOW?
lizard can fly up to 35 meters!
Gibbons are the
only ape found in India’s rain forests. They are
called “singing apes” because of the way they communicate with one
Gibbons live in the
The “Indian Bird
Wing” is the largest butterfly.
There are many
more animals that live in India’s rain forests. A lot of the
animals are endangered. The clouded
leopard, flying squirrel, sloth, leopard, tiger, slow loris, and
Indian bison are just a few. Some birds
that are endangered are pheasants, eagles, owls, wood ducks and