Mammals of the Rainforest

General Information Names Of Mammals Okapi Lemur  DeBrazza's Monkey

Mammals are animals with hair and mammary glands on their body. There are 5,000 different kinds of mammals all over the world including the rainforest.
All mammals are warm blooded. Mammals talk to each other by making loud noises.  They have big brains and remember very well.
There are more mammals in the rainforest than reptiles, insects, amphibians, birds, and fish. Mammals have backbones, hair, and a joint between their jawbones. They give milk to their young.
Animals in Belize like to be in the dark. It is hard to see the animals in the dark. Most mammals in the rainforest and are only found in the rainforests around the world.
These are some of the mammals in the rainforest:

African elephant, Amazon River dolphin, Anteater, Aye-aye, Bongo antelope, Bengal tiger, Bonobo/pymgy/chmpz, Brown bear, Bush dog, Bush pig, Cape buffalo, Capuchin monkey, Capybara, Chimpanzee, Coatimundi, Debrazzas monkey, Drill, Douc langur, Dwarf Mongoose, Flying squirrel, Fruit bat, Giant otter, Giant panda, Gibbon, Gorilla, Howler monkey, Jaguar, Jaguarindi, Javen Rhinoceros, Kinkajou, Lemur, Leopard, Malayan sun bear, Mandrill, Margay, Night monkey, Ocelot, Okapi, Opossum, Orangutan, Paca, Peccary, Prehens porcupine, Proboscis monkey, Puma/mountain lion, Pygmy hippopotamus, Pygmy marmoset, Red brocket deer, Red panda, Sloth, Slow lorries, Spear-nosed bat, Spider monkey, Squirrel monkey, Wolf, Wooly monkey, White faced sake, Vampire bat, Varaki monkey, Tree kangaroo, Tasmanian devil, Tasiar, Tapir, Tamerian (lion), Tamerian (emperor), and the Sumaratan Rhinoceros. Most of the mammals enemy’s are humans and other mammals.  

Dwarf Mongoose

Tasmanian Devil
DeBrazza’s monkey lives in Tropical Rainforests of Africa.  It eats fruits, plants, bugs, and lizards.  Its predators are large birds, leopards, monkeys, and people.  The DeBrazza’s Monkey is becoming extinct because of people destroying its home.  They seek protection in trees.   They use their hands to collect food.  They search for prey early in the morning and evening.  It knows how to swim.
Lemurs live only in rainforests in Madagascar.  They eat plants, insects, and birds.  Its predators are people and birds of prey.  Fourteen kinds of Lemurs have become extinct.  Lemurs look like monkeys.  They have huge eyes that help them see in darkness.  They can also hear incredibly well.  Some kinds of them are up at night and some during the day.  The average Lemur lives to be eighteen.
The Okapi lives in rainforests in Central Africa.  It looks like a mix between a Giraffe and a Zebra.  Its predators are people.  It eats leaves and plants.  They have extremely long tongues, which are about fourteen inches long.  They use it to clean their face and grab leaves off trees to eat.  Male Okapis grow horns.  All Okapis are incredibly shy.  The average Okapi height is 5 feet.  They can weigh up to 500 pounds!  Sir Harry Johnston first spotted them in the early 1900s. 
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