Tropical Climate AnimalsTropical rainforests are warm and very rainy places. These areas are also known as “equatorial rainforests” because they are found near the equator. The temperatures there are usually between 68ºF and 82ºF.
Here are a few facts about some incredible animals living in wet climates:
Bengal Tigers: These tigers are good swimmers and climb trees! There are lots of trees in the rainforest making it a great place for them to live. The beautiful orange and brown colors of their fur help them blend into the rainforest, allowing them to sneak up on their prey (food). Bengal Tigers eat so much during one meal that they can go a few days without having to eat again.
Boa Constrictors: These huge snakes can grow longer than 10 feet! They are usually pinkish or tan in color with dark bands. Boa constrictors are not poisonous, and they eat small animals like bats and lizards.
Chimpanzees: They are the closest living relatives to people! Chimpanzees are very smart, and sometimes make hunting tools out of twigs or sticks. Chimps eat plants and small animals. They spend a lot of time on the ground, but usually sleep in nests they build up in the trees.
Gorillas: They move around by walking on their knuckles. Like chimps, gorillas are very smart. When raised by humans, gorillas can learn sign language.
Orangutans: These monkeys have taught themselves how to make hats and roofs out of leaves to protect themselves from the rain! They spend most of their time in the trees, they have feet like hands and very long arms that make it easy for them to travel through the trees by swinging from one to the other. Orangutans eat things like tropical fruit and insects.
Red-Eyed Tree Frogs: Most frogs hop, but these frogs like walking or climbing in trees! These tree frogs live in areas near ponds, streams and rivers. They like to eat the insects mostly found in tropical climates.
Toucans: Their large, colorful beaks are almost half the size of their short bodies. They have small wings because they don’t need to fly long distances. Toucans mostly eat fruit and their long beaks help them grab fruit in far to reach places. They build their nests inside hollow trees and the tropical climates give them the perfect tree house.
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