Tropical rainforests are almost perfect for animal survival. It
is always warm, and there are no season changes bringing
times when there is little food. There is shade from the heat
and shelter from the rain. There is no shortage of water.
Colour: Animals which display darker colours are more likely to
be able to hide from predators.
Glow: Glow worms use bioluminescence to attract prey to their
snares in the darkness of the rainforest.
Wings: Unlike birds which hunt for prey in open or coastal
environments, larger birds of prey (owls, grey goshawks) who
hunt amongst forest trees have wing shapes that enable them to
manoeuvre between trees and also remain silent as they fly.
Body shape: To cope with cool rainforest temperatures
Tasmanian pademelons have developed a more rounded body
shape which is better at conserving heat.
Since the rain forest has many trees, a good adaptation
would be the one that allows animals to be able to climb
and forage for food in trees Monkeys and sloths are a
good example of this.
The second could be the adaptation to being able to
swim and cope with a lot of rainfall, caimans, turtles and
snakes such as anacondas are a good examples of
A third one could be being nocturnal to avoid the high
temperatures of the day and the competition from diurnal
animals such as bats.
The little aye-aye, a small Madagascan primate
evolved to be a nocturnal feeder in order to escape
the clutches of predators in the daylight.
Another way is many of them have developed
some sort of camouflaging mechanism
Looper Poison Dart Frogs
caterpillars have many flashy
look like greens, blues and
part of the yellows to help warn
green plant off predators but to
that they also stay hidden
attach amongst the leaves,
themselves water, and sun spots
Chameleons a Tigers
change colors stripes
to help them help it
blend in blend into
Another way of adaptation in birds is the development of
strong or longer beaks. Toucans, Macaws and Herens are
very good examples of this.