What are some animals in the rainforest?


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Animals found in the rainforest include the okapi, glass frog and Amazon River dolphin. Other animals that live in the rainforest are the anaconda and the marmoset.

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The okapi is a mammal native to the Central African rainforests. It looks like a cross between a zebra and an antelope, and its closest relative is the giraffe. The animal has brown fur on the top half of its body, and black and white zebra-like stripes on the lower half. Okapis have extremely long tongues, which they can use to clean their own eyelids and ears.

The glass frog is named for its translucent skin, through which its organs are visible. These frogs reside in the rainforests of Central and South America. As of 2015, there are an estimated 150 species of this amphibian family.

The Amazon River dolphin is native to the Amazon and Orinoco river basins of South America and often swims through the trees of the adjacent rainforests when the rivers flood. It is one of five known living species of river-dwelling dolphins in the world, as well as the largest type. Other names for the Amazon River dolphin are boto and the pink dolphin, the latter due to the pinkish tinge of portions of the animal's skin.

The marmoset is the smallest species of monkey in the world and dwells in the rainforests of South America. Marmosets have fuzzy hair and most often give birth to twins.

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