Rainforest animals eat a wide and varied diet, including fruit, leaves, insects, nuts, seeds, bark, grasses and other animals. The rainforest is estimated to contain approximately half the world's animal species. Some of... More »

Animals live in the rainforest because it is the oldest ecosystem on Earth. Many of the world's rainforests have been around longer than 100 million years. More »

Many of the rainforest's birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals are endangered. These include familiar animals, such as the chimpanzees of Central Africa, and relatively unknown animals, such as the elephant frog of Aus... More »

Parrots in the rain forest eat fruit, nuts, seeds, grains, leaves and insects. The large, hard, hooked bills of parrots allow them to crack open especially tough nuts and seeds. More »

Tapirs eat fruit, seeds, berries and leaves. They can also be fed vegetables while in captivity. Tapirs feed on different plants in the wild, and they defecate seeds, which replenishes plant life in their tracks. More »

Eastern gray squirrels are omnivorous and eat food such as bird eggs, insects, seeds, nuts, buds, fungi, acorns, flowers, bark and baby birds. Their front teeth never stop growing so they don’t wear out due to constant g... More »

Emus eat seeds, fruit, bark, nuts and stems. They also eat insects, small reptiles, amphibians and other small animals that they can handle. They have also been known to eat animal dung. Though they are mostly solitary, ... More »