Animals in the Rain Forest

We have been learning about animals in the rainforests of the world.  We researched different rainforests and found animals that we are now drawing on murals in their natural environment.  We have learned all sorts of fun facts.

Did you know…

Some Gorillas live in the Congo.  98-99% of their DNA is exactly like humans!

Red-bellied Piranhas can be found in the Amazon River Basin.  They are known as the most ferocious of the freshwater fish.

Poison Dart Frogs can be found in tropical rainforests around the world.  Unlike most frogs, Poison Dart Frogs are diurnal rather than nocturnal.  This means that they are awake during the day when most frogs are sleeping!

Toucans can also be found in tropical rainforests.  In large species, their very colorful bills are half the size of their entire body!

The Anaconda is a large, non-venomous snake.  They are one of the largest snakes in the world!

Bengal tigers live in tropical rainforests in Asia.  They are solitary hunters.  There are only about 1,300-1,500 left in the wild in the Indian Subcontinent.

Here are some examples of our murals.  They are works in progress so we decided to take the pictures while we were working on them.  It’s like you are in the studio with us!  We would love to hear what you think!