The rainforest supports a wide variety of animals with many adaptations that enable them to survive in their habitat, including the long beak of the toucan. This adaptation allows the bird to reach fruit from the limbs o... More »

Animals in the rainforest have adapted to live in and around the lush vegetation of the region. Some of them have developed camouflage techniques while others have developed bright colors to ward off predators. 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 »

The world's rainforests are responsible for producing between 20 and 30 percent of total the oxygen produced in the world each year. The Amazon rainforest alone produces nearly 20 percent of the world's oxygen. More »

The alligator exhibits many adaptations, including its camouflaged hide, webbed toes, large tail and well-placed eyes and nostrils. The muscular jaws and sharp teeth enable the alligator to grip prey and tear apart flesh... More »

Sharks interact with a variety of different animals in their habitat, as they are predators, prey and hosts for a variety of other species. While some sharks reach large sizes and as adults are apex predators that fear n... More »

In biology, the variety of plants, animals and fungi that first colonize a barren habitat is known as a pioneer community. These organisms are the first in the order of biological succession for that habitat and are foll... More »