Exotic Animals In The Rainforest

Found in Northern Australia, New
Guinea, and surrounding islands.
Eats mainly fruit, vegetation, insects,
and fungi.
Known as the “gardeners of the
rainforest” because they eat the seeds
of a fruit, then deposit it somewhere
else in their feces.
Live in dense foliage and swampy
areas of New Guinea and Australia.
Second heaviest bird on earth.
4.5 to 6 feet tall when fully grown.
Male and female birds look the same.
3 toes, with very sharp claws on each
foot. The inner toe has a bigger claw to
protect the bird from predators.
Found in India, parts of
China, Indonesia, Malaysia,
and Thailand
•Primary food is fruit
•Also eats lizards, insects
snakes and small mammals
•Like the Southern
Cassowary, the Great
Hornbill helps “garden” the
•Weighs 5 to 7 pounds
•Between 2.5 and 3.5 feet in
•Large casque on top of
beak and forehead
•Lives in the high canopy of
the rainforest
•Found in the rainforests
of Congo, Africa
•Eats shoots, bugs, leaves,
grass, fungi and fruit
•Lives in forest clearings
and places without dense
•Weigh between 460 and
650 pounds when fully
•6 to 8 feet in length
•5 to 6 feet tall
•Found in South America
•Generally eats smaller fish
•Will attack larger fish and mammals if there is a
school of piranhas
•Live in the rivers and streams of South America
•Can grow to be 1 foot in length
•Found in south-east Asia
•Also known as bearcat, Asian
bearcat, and Asian civet
•Females are up to 20% bigger than
•Has a prehensile¹ tail that assists in
climbing trees
•Lives up in the trees of the
•Can not jump from tree to tree, so it
has to climb all the way down then
back up again, to move from tree top
to tree top
•Eats mostly fruit
•Also eats insects, birds, and
•Has odor glands underneath its tail
•The odor the glands give off is said
to smell like popcorn
¹fitted to assist with
•Found in various regions of
South America and
•Eats grasses, fruits and,
water plants
•Live near rivers, lakes, and
•Grow up to be about four
feet long
•Weigh up to 100 pounds
•Webbed toes to help with
•Able to hide in water by
sticking their noses out of
the water while the rest of
their body is submerged
•Worlds biggest rodent
Poison Dart Frog
•Found in South America
and parts of Central
•Eats termites, crickets,
flies, and ants
•Lives near streams,
marshes, and rivers
•Grows between one and
seven centimeters (.5-3
inches), depending on
the species
•Lay their eggs in water
•Eggs take about 12
days to hatch
•Located in southern Mexico,
Central America, and northern
South America
•Eats mainly insects, such as
•Sometimes eats smaller frogs
•Live in lowland rainforest next
to ponds, rivers, and streams
•Males grow up to two
centimeters in length
•Females grow between three
and four centimeters in length
•Known for bright colors and
bulging red eyes
•Hides it sharp colors when it
•Found around the
world in tropical warm
water areas
•Eats different types of
oceanic and freshwater
•Lives in warm water
coastlines and rivers
•Grow up to be 10-12
feet in length
•Weighs between 800
and 1,200 pounds
•Greatest threat is
human development
•One of the manatees
closest relatives is the
Common Palm Civet
•Found in the Himalayas,
southern China, and the
•Eats small vertebrates, insects,
ripe fruits, and seeds
•When the civet eats coffee
cherries, the coffee bean passes
through the digestive tract,
making an expensive coffee,
called kopi luwak, that sells for
more than $100 a pound
•Weighs between four and 11
•17-28 inches (head and body)
•16-26 inch tail
•One of the few species in the
rainforest that isn't endangered
•Found only on the
island of Madagascar
•Weighs between six
and seven pounds
•Medium sized lemurs
•Lives in the upper
canopy of the
•Taps on trees with its
middle finger to try to
find wood-boring
insect larva
underneath the bark
•Primates, related to
monkeys, chimps, and
•Largest cat in the world
•Consists of about 80% of all
tiger population
•Prefer to live in the depths of
the forest
•Can reach nine feet in length
•Weighs well over 600 pounds
•Females weigh between 200
and 300 pounds
•If a tiger had all its hair shaved
off, its skin would still have
stripes on it
•Very territorial and defensive
•Like to live alone
•Will feed on larger of medium
sized prey, but if prey is scarce
they will settle for smaller prey

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