Forest Animals – Types of Forest Animals

Forest Animals

Animals are an important part of our lives and the earth. There are various types of animals that are put in a different category based on their characteristics, the places they live in, and more. You have pets who better live in cities and lead a domestic life. Then you have others who live in other areas. One such kind is forest animals which are found mainly in different types of forests.

It is interesting to know what kind of animals inhabit which areas. It will not only help in a better understanding of the flora and fauna but also their characteristics. They vary from one forest to another and adapt accordingly to the climate of that forest.

Different Types of Forest Animals

As we know there are various types of forests found in the world. It is thus very important to know which forests have what type of animals living in them.

forest animals

It is important to know that forest animals are very different from pet animals and others. They have a different way of living and also varying characteristics. Let us have a look at different forests and the animals that inhabit them.

Deciduous Forests

These types of forests are present mostly in Europe and some parts of Asia as well. They grow in areas that have temperate climates. Therefore, the forest animals living in these forests adapt themselves to a cold climate.

The inhabitants of deciduous forests range from black and brown bears to foxes and grey squirrels to raccoons.

Moreover, you will also find various types of insects and arachnids in the deciduous forests. For instance, they include numerous species of beetles, spiders, ticks, ants and many more.

Furthermore, one will also find tree-dwelling animals over here in abundance. They include nesting birds, owls, birds of prey, chipmunks, woodpeckers and more.

Tropical Rainforests

Tropical rainforests are found in areas around the equator. They include Central and South America, Australia, Africa, and southern Asia. These forests have a very hot and humid climate where the inhabitants adapt to it accordingly.

While the percentage of rainforests covering the earth’s surface may be low, they are home to almost half of the species of flora and fauna throughout the world.

These forests consist of animals like spider monkeys, macaws, gorillas, constrictors, sloths, toucans, and jaguars.

Other than that, you will also find reptiles and amphibians like frogs and snakes. In addition, there are also various types of insects present in abundance over here.

Temperate Rainforests

Temperate rainforests are not that common and found only in some areas like New Zealand and Chile. Moreover, you will also find them on the northeast coast of North America ranging from southern Alaska to California.

The forest animals in their area include coyotes, bears, blue grouse, deer. They also have birds and one of the most common ones is Clark’s nutcracker.

Boreal Forests

These types of forests are found in North America, Asia, and Europe. The climate in these forests is extremely cold. Moreover, it also experiences heavy snowfall throughout. Thus, forest animals have to adapt to this climate.

In these forests, you will mostly find elk, bobcats, snowshoe hares, Amur tigers, porcupines and many more.

Solved Question for You

Question– What climate do forest animals in boreal forests have to adapt to?

A. Hot and humid
B. Cold
C. Tropical
D. Temperate

Answer– The correct answer is option B. The forest animals of the boreal forests have to adapt to a very cold climate. It also experiences snowfall so the weather is extremely cold which is why mostly you will find bobcat, porcupines and more of these kinds.

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