What Kind of Animals Live on Tropical Islands?

A wide range of animals live on tropical islands, including monkeys and feral pigs. Sloths and big cats also live on the islands.

Each tropical island is home to a wide array of animal and plant life. The exact species of animal varies depending on the island and its environment. Tropical islands also host a wide range of insects and reptiles due to the warm temperatures all throughout the year. Nearly every tropical island also has many species of lizards, snakes and spiders, some of which are highly venomous. As of 2014, roughly half of the world’s animals live on tropical islands.