Friday, March 29, 2013

Animals of the Tropical Forest

Tropical Forest

© Les Cunliffe -  
Tropical forests are found near the Earth's equator. There are two main types of tropical forest: the rainforest and the seasonal forest. Both get more than 8.5 feet of rain every year. Seasonal forests have a wet season and a dry season. However, in the rainforst there isn't a dry seaon. In a tropical rainforest it rains regularly throughout the year.

Tropical forests are the home to a huge number of animal species. In fact, the number of species living in these two types of tropical forests is more than all other habitats combined.

Some of the most famous animals of the Tropical Forest

Monkey (Image: domdeen /


90 percent of all Monkey species live in the Tropical Forest.

Frog  -  Amazon Milk Frog
Amazon Milk Frog - © Skyenimals


Like this Amazon Milk Frog, many species of frogs live in the Tropical Forest.

Anteater - © Skyenimals


Anteaters that live in the tropical rainforest have plenty of ants to eat!

On Skyenimals, visit list of tropical forest animals for many more! Or, check out the full list of animal habitats if you are interested in other animal habitats.

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