10 Endangered Rainforest Animals 10 Endangered Rainforest Animals Lists Golden Lion Tamarind Monkey Toucans Jaguar Gorilla Poison Dart Frog Lemurs Bengal Tiger Chimpanzee Harpy Eagle Orangutan Golden Lion Tamarind Monkey The Gold Lion Tamarind Monkey is an endangered species. It’s Golden Lion Tamarind Monkey gets its name from it’s bright reddish orange pelage and the it’s extra hairs around his face and ears that gives him a mane. It weighs about 620 grams and is about 261 mm wide, there is almost no size differences between males and females Toucan The Toucan can is a bird with often a colorful bill [beak]. It has a colorful large bill [beak] which in some species of Toucan is larger than half its body length. Toucan eats fruit but will still eat prey such as insects and small lizards They make their nest in hollow trees just like woodpeckers. When they sleep they snap their tail forward so it touches its head. Jaguar The third largest feline after the tiger and the lion. The Jaguar is a large spotted cat that resembles the leopard physically but it has a larger a stronger build of behavior so it also resembles the tiger. It is only found in America. It is believed that 2 million years algo the jaguar and the spotted leopard shared a common ancestor in Asia. Gorilla There are a few spices of gorillas but most of them highly endangered E.g. There are only an estimated amount of 620 Mountain Gorillas left in the wild, with none in zoos. Gorillas natural habitats are in tropical or subtropical forest and rainforest in Africa. Gorillas have a life span of about 35 to 40 years but Gorillas in zoos have a life span of 50. Poison Dart Frog The Poison Dart Frog is also known as the Poison Arrow Frog. Natives use the frogs poison by rubbing their darts on their back of the body since its covered in poison so it makes it easier to for the natives to defend from predators. They have a very bright color full body which comes in many different coloures. Lemurs Lemurs come in many different sizes and use their sense of smell to communicate. Most lemurs have a reflective layer of tissue in their eyes so they glow in the dark, this is called Tapetum Lucidum. They eat a simple diet of fruit and insects, but larger species of lemurs eat plants material. When a lemur is hungry they can eat anything that can be edible. Bengal Tiger The Bengal Tiger has a light yellowish orange coat with strips with the colors ranging from dark brown to black. Bengal tigers are carnivores. There is also a rare breed of Bengal Tiger witch is called the White Royal Bengal Tiger. This breed of Bengal Tiger has a white body with black strips with can sometimes be dark brown. Chimpanzee Adult male Chimpanzees can be very aggressive and very territorial and can kill other chimpanzees just to defend their territory. Chimpanzees live in large groups called communities made up of male and female chimpanzees. They have been kept as pets for a few African Villages. Harpy Eagle The Harpy Eagle is carnivorous and a apex predator , this means that it is ay the top of the food chain with no natural predator. They can eat large animals like sloths and monkeys since they are quite large themselves. Harpy Eagles find their prey by perching at a tall tree then listening for their prey which can take several hours. Orangutan Orangutans are the most intelligent primates, they can use sophisticated tools to construct sleeping nests for each night from branches and foliage [leaves]. Their sleeping nest may include pillows blankets, bunk beds and roofs for better living conditions. They mainly feed on fruit but they also feed on 317 different foods including shoots, bark, insects, honey and bird eggs.
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