Rainforest Wildlife. Meet the animals

The Rain Forest Rules!

Rain forests are some of the world's most important natural resources, filled with nature’s treasures. The Zoo and Safari Park have many rain forest species from around the world to discover. Come meet them during Kid Free and find out what you can do to save rain forest habitat!

Macaw

A macaw’s tongue is dry, slightly scaly, and has a bone inside it, which makes it an excellent tool for breaking open and eating nuts and seeds.
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Gorilla

The big toe of a gorilla’s foot is opposable, like our thumb, to help it grab food or climb trees.
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Okapi

The okapi’s dark tongue is long enough to clean its eyes and ears.
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Sun Bear

The sun bear’s name comes from the white or yellowish crescent marking on its chest, which many people think looks like the rising or setting sun.
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Clouded Leopard

This leopard’s long, thick tail provides balance in the trees, and its ankle joints can rotate backward, so it can climb down a tree trunk headfirst.
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Toucan

Toucans are important for rain forest health and diversity, passing seeds through their digestive systems and helping to replant the plants.
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Poison Frog

The frogs' Latin family name, Dendrobatidae, means “one who walks in the trees.”
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Binturong

The binturong is one of just two carnivores that have a prehensile tail.
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Anaconda

Despite their fearsome reputation, anacondas are not venomous.
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Orangutan

Orangutans live in the trees. Their name means "person of the forest."
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Pygmy Marmoset

A full-grown pygmy marmoset could easily sit in an adult human's hand, and it weighs about as much as a stick of butter.
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Stick Insect

Juvenile stick insects can drop off legs to escape a predator's grasp. They grow new legs at the next molt.
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Blue-banded iguana

Male blue-banded iguanas bob their head as a warning to other males.
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Capuchin Monkey

Capuchin monkeys cooperate with others in their group, and if food is hard to get, they help each other and share the prize.
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Fire Salamander

Fire salamanders are nocturnal and hide during the day in leaf litter, in the cracks of rocks, or under old logs.
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