The Colobus Monkey Is On Our List Of African Jungle Animals. Photo: Duncan Wright
The Colobus Monkey Is On Our List Of African Jungle Animals. Photo:Duncan Wright

Animals That Live In The World’s Tropical Rain Forests

A complete list of jungle animals would take you weeks and weeks to read, since there are millions of animals living in the world’s jungles, also known as tropical rainforests. About half of all the animal species on earth—mammals, birds, insects, amphibians and reptiles—would be on that list of jungle animals.

In addition, the world contains many different jungles or rain forests, and the list of jungle animals would be different for each jungle.

However, if we want to, we can make a short list of some of the most interesting jungle animals in each of the rain forests around the planet. We can have a list of jungle animals for each jungle that includes a top predator or two, one or two of the largest animals in that jungle, some primates, one or more reptiles, and some birds.

Here Are Our Lists Of Jungle Animals

List Of Jungle Animals In The Amazon

Top Predators: Jaguars, Cougars, Ocelots
Largest Animal: The Tapir
Rodent: Capybara (The World’s Largest Rodent!)
Reptiles: Anaconda, Bushmaster (poisonous snake) and Caimans (several species; the largest is the black caiman)
Amphibians: Poison Dart Frogs
Birds: Harpy Eagle, Macaws (including the scarlet macaw and the hyacinth macaw)
Primates: Spider monkeys, howler monkeys, capuchin monkeys, squirrel monkeys
Fish: Piranha
Insect: Leaf-Cutter Ant

List Of Jungle Animals In Africa

Top Predator: The Leopard
Large Animals: The Jungle Elephant, The Okapi
Reptiles: Rock Python, Nile Crocodile, Mambas (several species of poisonous snakes)
Birds: Gray Parrot, Crowned Eagle
Primates: Chimpanzees, Bonobos, Gorillas, Mandrills, Baboons, Colobus Monkeys, Bush Babies
Fish: Tiger Fish
Insect: Termite

List of Jungle Animals In Asia

Top Predators: The Tiger, The Leopard
Bears: Sun Bear, Sloth Bear
Bat: Flying Fox (Fruit-Eating Bat)
Largest Animals: Sumatran Rhinoceros, Elephant, Water Buffalo
Birds: Cockatoo, Black Eagle
Reptiles: Saltwater Crocodile, Burmese Python, Cobra (several species)
Primates: Orangutan, Gibbons, Macaque Monkeys, Langur Monkeys, Tarsiers
Fish: Betta (Siamese Fighting Fish)

Find out more about tropical rainforest animals.

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