Which Animals Are Endangered In The Rainforest?
The chimpanzee, orangutan, and gorilla are all on the endangered species list. All three of these apes share things with human beings but they are slowly dying off due to destruction of the rainforest. They are also hunted in certain parts of the world for meat or to sell.
Jaguars, tigers, and leopards are similar big cats that live in different parts of the world. Jaguars live in South American rainforests while tigers live in Southern Asia and leopards live in African rainforests. Both of these cats are endangered due to the destruction of the rainforest. There is also poaching, or hunting, of these animals for their beautiful fur.
Other animals like the poison dart frog, toucan, macaw, and harpy eagle as well as hundreds of other reptiles, amphibians, birds, mammals, insects and plants are constantly in danger from the fact that trees are disappearing as well as pollution and global warming. Every little change we make can affect whether these animals continue to exist or not so it is important that we protect the rainforests while we can. Once the rainforest is completely gone, there is no way to get it back.