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Amphibians live all around the rainforest ranging from the high canopy to streams and creeks. Amphibians are particularly at rish from deadly disease that is spreading around the globe. The disease has caused that extinction of at least 170 species of frogs and toads over the past 30 years. Emerengy measures have been taken for some endangered species which are being collected and kept in the zoo and aquariums. Some amphibians include frogs, toads, salamanders, newts, and worm-like caecilians.

Only 6% of the Earth surafce is made up of the Rainforest but half of the aniaml species live there!

Rainforests are home to many different kinds of birds including parrots, hornbills, toucans, and raptors like eagles, hawks, and vultures. Some migratory birds live in rainforests during the winter and return to cooler regions during the spring and summer. There are more than 1500 bird species found in the rainforest. Macaws are famous for gathering by the hundreds, even thousands, along the clay cliffs of the rainforest where they can feed on minerals which help the birds process toxins found in the seeds that they eat.


The largest Rainforest is the Amazon Raiforest


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The rainforst are home to a variety of different mammals. They range in size from very large to very small. While large animals like cats, tigers, jaguars, leopards, and small cats and primates including moneys, apes, and lemurs are best known in the rain forest. Rodents and bats are the most abundant kinds of mammals in the rainforest.


Most of the animal species found in the rainforest are invertebrates. One quater of all amimal species in the rainforest have been named and decribed as beetles. Rainforest insects come in all shapes and sizes ranging from a goliath beetle the size on a pinhead to Bornean stick insects which can attain more than 20 inches in length. Rainforest insections include butterflies, beetles, spiders,moths, and grasshoppers.



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