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 Rainforest Action Network indicates that about half of the world's animal species live in the rain forest. Although rainforests cover only about 6 percent of the Earth's surface, they are home to many animal species.... More »

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 v... More »

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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 »

The different ways that animals and plants are interdependent in an ecosystem because they depend on each other for basic survival needs like food, protection, shelter and propagation. Plants provide food for animals and... More »

Arkive describes the African savannah as a vast grassland ecosystem with consistently warm temperatures, making it an ideal habitat for a wide variety of animals. African food chains vary slightly depending on location, ... More »

Animals are an integral part of the Earth's ecosystem. Each organism in the ecosystem plays a role in supporting the ecological community, which means that animals play a vital role as well. Each organism in the ecosyste... More »