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Amazon Rainforest Animals

Amazon Rainforest Animals

About 20% of all animals in the world are from the Amazon rainforest. The following article will cover as many as possible of the Amazon rainforest animals and help you know more about this beautiful natural world.
AnimalSake Staff
Did you know most of the oxygen we breath, is produced by the plants in the rainforest? One of the largest rainforests on the planet is on the Amazon river basin. The lush green forests of Amazon rainforest are homes to hundreds of unique and beautiful animals. Most of these animals are found only in the Amazon. Unfortunately, the mass destruction of these forests due to deforestation, has rendered these Amazon rainforest animals homeless. Many are on the brink of extinction and some are lost forever due to excessive hunting and cutting of trees. We shall have a look at the different animals in the Amazon rainforests in the following article.
List of Amazon Rainforest Animals
It may sound simple, but the Amazon rainforest animal life is in no way- easy. These animals are forever struggling and fighting for their survival with competition.
Amazonian Tapir
Amazonian Tapir
Kinkajou
Kinkajou
Ocelot
Ocelot
Capybara
Capybara
Collared Peccary
Collared Peccary
Giant Anteater
Giant Anteater
Nine Banded Armadillo
Nine Banded Armadillo
Howler Monkey
Howler Monkey
Capuchin Monkey
Capuchin Monkey
Orangutan
Orangutan
Jaguar
Jaguar
Spectacled Bear
Spectacled Bear
Golden Lion Tamarin
Golden Lion Tamarin
Brown Throated Three Toed
Brown Throated Three Toed Sloth
Sloth West Indian Manatee
West Indian Manatee
Animals in the Amazon Rainforest: Birds
One of the most beautiful views in the world is to watch a bird fly freely over the blue sky. The Amazon rainforest birds come in a variety of sizes, physical characteristics, calls as well as vibrant colors. Some behave as migratory birds that fly from the United States to Central America or over to the Amazon. The ocellated turkey, rufous-bellied thrush, Tennessee warbler are just a few of these pretty birds from the Amazon.
Andean Condor
Andean Condor
Blue Crowned Motmot
Blue Crowned Motmot
Blue Gray Tanager
Blue Gray Tanager
Cock of the Rock
Cock of the Rock
Great Curassow
Great Curassow
King Vulture
King Vulture
Ocellated Turkey
Ocellated Turkey
Toco Toucan
Toco Toucan
Scarlet Macaw
Scarlet Macaw
Ruby-Throated Hummingbird
Ruby-Throated Hummingbird
Animals in the Amazon Rainforest: Insects
More than half of the species found in the Amazon rainforest are insects. You will find it hard to believe, it is estimated that there are over 500,000 kinds of beetles existing in the Amazon. Spectacular butterflies, the soft looking fury white planthoppers, the multicolored leafhoppers, the turquoise headed black flying insects or the red-eyed dragonflies. There are many species of the butterflies like the delicate looking iguazu butterflies or the Owl butterflies and the postman butterflies.
Blue Morpho Butterfly
Blue Morpho Butterfly
Leafcutter Ant
Leafcutter Ant
Monarch Butterfly
Monarch Butterfly
Praying Mantis
Praying Mantis
Animals in the Amazon Rainforest: Herps
There is a huge collection of reptiles and amphibians living in the Amazon rainforest. These herps (reptiles and amphibians) include: many species of lizards, turtles, tortoises, crocodiles, frogs, toads, salamanders, newts, etc.
Blue Poison Dart Frog
Blue Poison Dart Frog
Boa Constrictor
Boa Constrictor
Glass Toad
Glass Toad
Red-Eyed Tree Frog
Red-Eyed Tree Frog
Newt
Newt
Tegu
Tegu
Pit Viper
Pit Viper
Spectacled Caiman
Spectacled Caiman
Anaconda
Anaconda
These are just a few of the hundreds of the amazing rainforest animals. From the above images, you can get an idea about how these animals and their habitat makes our planet so glorious. Without these animals the ecosystem will fail and humans will have to face the repercussions. As the higher species with cerebral power, we should avoid reaching epitome of selfishness. Just imagine, someone comes bulldozing our homes, rendering us homeless. If we cannot afford to lose our houses, we cannot force animals out of their natural habitat. From this article on Amazon rainforest animals for kids, the take away message is to save the animals and the forest from destruction. Hope, you have found the above information useful as well as interesting.