Rainforest Animals

Topics: Frog, Poison dart frog, Kingdom Pages: 9 (1321 words) Published: February 27, 2013
Rainforest Animals

Many people love animals. I can’t necessarily teach you about all of the animals in the world, so I’ll just teach you about the animals from my favorite place, the Rainforest!


We will start our journey with The Poison Dart Frog. Before I tell you any information about it. I will tell you about its classification. • Kingdom: Animalia
• Phylum: Chordata
• Class: Ampidibia
• Order: Anura
• Family: Dendrodatide
• Genus: Several genera
• Species: Many Types
Now we can get to the information on this amazing animal….

Location: The Poison Dart Frog is located in South America and some parts of Central America.

Diet: It eats things like termites, crickets, flies and ants.

Habitat: They live near marshes, streams and rivers.

Size: Poison Dart Frogs will grow to be about 1-7 cm in length depending on the species.

Reproduction: Female Poison Dart Frogs lay a group of eggs in the water, which take about 12 days to hatch. Poison Dart Frogs secrete poison, which can be fatal. Natives of South America use the poison to kill other animals.

Now let’s move on to my personal favorite, the Red-Eyed Tree Frog…. Its classification is:
• Kingdom: Animalia
• Phylum: Chordata
• Class: Amphibia
• Order: Anura
• Family: Hylidae
• Genus: Agalychnis
• Species: Calidryas

Here is some information about this beautiful creature. Location: The Red-Eyed Tree Frog is located in Southern Mexico, Central America including but not limited to Costa Rica, Honduras and Panama, and Northern South America.

Diet: Red-Eyed Tree Frogs are carnivores and eat mostly insects, including crickets. They will also eat other smaller animals.

Habitat: They inhabit lowland rainforest areas near ponds, streams and rivers. They would mostly be found around water sources that its offspring, tadpoles, would need to survive.

Size and description: Red-Eyed Tree Frogs will grow to be about 2cm (males) and 3-4cm (females) in length. The Red-Eyed Tree Frog is well known for its big red eyes and beautiful blue streaks and orange toes. When the Tree Frog sleeps, it hides its sharp colors. If it runs from a predator, the bright colors may confuse or disinterest the predator. Like many Tree Frogs, the Red-Eyed Tree Frog has suction cups on its toes that enable it to climb trees and on leaves.

Reproduction: Red-Eyed Tree Frogs will lay clutches of eggs on the underside of leaves that are standing above water sources. When the eggs hatch, the fluid that was inside the eggs assist in washing the tadpoles down into the water.



We will continue our journey with the Harpy Eagle and its classification: • Kingdom: Animalia
• Phylum: Chordata
• Class: Aves
• Order: Falconiformes
• Family: Harpia
• Species: Harpyja

Let’s get to the facts about this bird...

Location: The Harpy Eagle can be found in and near the rainforests of Central and South America.

Diet: The diet of the Harpy Eagle consists of sloths, monkeys, and other small animals. Habitat: The Harpy Eagle is found in large areas in the rainforest and the clearings next to them.

Size: Harpy Eagles will grow to be about 35-41inches.

Reproduction: The female Harpy Eagle will lay 1 or 2 eggs in a 2 - 5 year timespan. Only 1 of the eggs hatch and the parents raise the eagle for about 6 months.

Another bird we can check out is the Hoatzin…
• Kingdom: Animalia
• Phylum: Chordata
• Class: Aves
• Order: Cuculiformes
• Family: Opisthocomidae
• Genus: Opisthocomus
• Species: Hoazin

Now we can get to the information about this feathery creature…...
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