The animals of the jungle are very varied, they inhabit numerous kinds of animals such as reptiles, insects, birds and mammals. 57% of animal species are found in the jungle, thus being two-thirds worldwide.

The jungle has a great variety of flora, possessing several levels of plants, this makes the sky closed and the sun's rays do not completely cross the treetops.

The trees of the jungle can reach more than 30 meters, its climate is humid and very rainy since they are in the intertropical zone, along the line of the equator.

Jungle Types

We can find two main types of jungles, the tropical jungles and the temperate jungles.

Rain forest

The rainforest is located in humid and warm environments in regions that cross the equator. The most abundant tropical forests can be found in Southeast Asia, Central America, South America, central and western Africa, Australia, western India and the islands of New Guinea.

Its climate is variable throughout the year ranging between 21º and 30º C. The monthly average is about 18ºC. High and very abundant rainfall.

The main tropical rainforest known as the planet's down is the Amazon rainforest, which has an extraordinary wealth of fauna and flora.

Biome of a jungle
Rain forest

Temperate rainforest

Temperate rainforests are less common than rainforests. They have cooler and milder temperatures, especially those located on a humid oceanic climate, although we can also find them under a humid subtropical climate.

Its temperature is around 10ºC and 21ºC with abundant rainfall, although less than the tropical forests.

By location we will find it in coastal and mountainous areas. We can find it in southern Australia, Japan, the United Kingdom, Norway, New Zealand and the coasts of North America.

Temperate rainforest
Temperate rainforest

Characteristics of jungle animals

The animals of the jungle have adapted to their habitat to survive, possessing unique hunting and camouflage techniques that could not be found in other parts of the world.

Animals need to adapt to avoid the large predators that inhabit the jungle and that contribute to the natural balance, controlling herbivorous and carnivorous populations.

These predators are jaguars, pumas, ocelots, leopards and tigers, the big predators.

Due to the high variety of species that this ecosystem keeps, there are still many secrets to discover.

Threats from jungle animals

Being such a rich ecosystem, animal life is in danger, as it attracts illegal hunters and the logging industry. Taking up so much space, the forest floor is not exploited and there are large reserves of highly coveted minerals.

We must know that the thousands of hectares destroyed for the extraction of resources do not compensate with the thousands of living beings that are threatened and, sometimes, extinct.

List of jungle animals

The squirrel is a small rodent.


chipmunk (Sciuridae) is an agile mammal Bushy-tailed rodent found throughout the world. They belong to the Sciuridae family, which includes prairie dogs, squirrels, and marmots.

Royal paradise bird (Cicinnurus regius)

Bird from paradise

The Ave del haven (Paradisaeidae) is a very beautiful bird that fascinates many people. This aerial animal it is very closely related to both the ptilonorhinchid and the raven. It received its name in the XNUMXth century when it was brought to Europe on the Victoria ship by Magellan. This was believed to be the majestic bird that represented the beauty of the land that they were going to explore as well.



baboon is a medium-sized primate which is located in many different places in Africa and in a few locations in Arabia. They are highly sociable and extremely intelligent mammalian animals that are able to bond with other members of the herd that can last for life. They adapt quite ease in the middle, although its population is being reduced due to hunting and deforestation.


chameleon (Chamaeleonidae), is a reptile which is part of the iguana suborder. These colorful lizards are known as one of the few animals that can change the color of their skin. However, it is a misconception for the chameleon to change color to suit its surroundings.


capibara, also known as capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) is the largest rodent in the world. However, they don't seem like your typical alley pests.

Cebu in the wild


CEBU (Bos primigenius indicus) es a mammal used for cattle native to the jungles of South Asia, being the only species of cattle capable of adapting to the warm tropics. Their distinctive hump on the upper part of their back also makes them known as "jorabado cattle." There are believed to be more than 75 species, more than half found in Africa and the remainder in Asia.