Animals that live in trees include the flying lemur, the spider monkey, the tree kangaroo, the koala, the squirrel monkey, the greater glider and the tarsier. Arboreal animals range from primates and mammals to birds, insects, reptiles and amphibians.Continue Reading
A wide range of animals live almost exclusively in trees. One of the most unusual of these tree-dwellers is the tree kangaroo. Although this animal closely resembles its ground-dwelling cousin, it has valuable physical differences that makes it at home in the trees. For instance, it has strong claws that help it climb up branches. It has the unique ability among kangaroos to move its back legs separately, which is critical when moving among tree limbs.
Many birds live in trees, among which is the spotted owl. It is adapted to its leafy home, from its wings and sharp talons to its diet. This owl feeds exclusively on those animals that also live in trees, such as frogs and squirrels.
The green tree python is unlike other snakes in that it has a prehensile tail. It uses its tail to anchor it to branches so that it can lower itself to the ground when it spies a likely meal. Its green color blends in with the foliage.Learn more about Biology
The milestones in the life cycle of a spider monkey are birth, juvenile, young adult, adult and death. Babyhood lasts two years before a spider monkey becomes a juvenile. The length of their lives depends largely on the habitat.Full Answer >
The spider monkey's ecological niche is that it is a large-bodied frugivore, meaning it primarily eats fruit. Spider monkeys' habitats are tropical climates, especially those found in Central and South America. They live in evergreen forests.Full Answer >
There are many different kinds of animals that live in the rainforest, including the toucan, spider monkey, macaw, boa constrictor, sloth, tree snail, morpho butterfly, poison-arrow frog and rhinoceros beetle. The most visible animals in the rainforest are insects;Â in Peru, a scientist once found 50 different kinds of ant species alone.Full Answer >
As of December 2014, the rarest animals on earth are the ivory-billed woodpecker, Amur leopard, Javan rhino, numbat, northern sportive lemur, western lowland gorilla, saola, leatherback sea turtle, tiger and the Chinese giant salamander. Other critically endangered species include the mountain gorilla, northern right whale and the kakapo parrot. Overall, the rarest animals on earth tend to also be the most endangered, and this may be a difficult and ever-changing category to identify.Full Answer >