Piranha Fish

Amazon river piranha

Piranha in the Rainforest Facts  These fish have lived in South America for millions of years! Many piranhas will actually eat each other! it is not uncommon for these fish to take a bite out of one another when they can’t find other food. Piranhas are not likely to attack you unless you mess with […]

Hercules Beetle and Larva – An Absolute Giant!

Hercules beetle

The Giant Hercules Beetle! Facts for kids about this monster beetle include: This is one of the largest beetles in the world Lives in the Amazon rainforest and as far north a Mexico This giant can lift 850x its body weight The jaws of this beetle can snap a pencil in half! The Hercules beetle […]

Spider Monkey

Spider Monkey in the Amazon Rainforest

About Spider Monkeys: These monkeys are some of the biggest in the rainforest. They have very long arms and legs that help them move around in trees. Spider Monkey Facts For Kids These monkeys hang out in groups of up to 40 monkeys! When a spider monkey sees a human coming, they bark loudly; they […]

Poison Dart Frogs

Poison dart frogs, a fun colorful animal for kids

Colorful Poison Dart Frogs! These are some of the most amazing little creatures of the rainforest. There are many different species and colors; blue, green, yellow and even red! The name poison dart frog comes from the poisonous skin that they have. The native people of the rainforests will put the poison on a dart […]

Goliath Bird Eating Spider

Goliath_birdeater spider

The Bird Eating Spider This huge spider is found in the rainforest and will eat whatever is small enough to attack. They are called the bird eating spider, but usually don’t eat birds. They do love to eat these foods: Lizards Cockroaches Mice Frogs Toads These spiders are the second largest in the world! The […]

Leafcutter Ants

Leaf cutter ants

Leaf cutter Ants These ants can develop huge colonies larger than a football field! They can grow to millions of members in a colony. They cut leaves, flowers and grass to feed to their babies. Leaf cutter ants have longer legs than most ants do, they need them to carry the large leaves long distances. […]

Red Howler Monkey

Red howler monkey fun kids facts

The Red Howler Monkey This monkey is from the western part of the Amazon rainforest, they eat nuts, fruits, seeds and leaves for food. Fun Facts for Kids About the Howler Monkey: The howl from these loud monkeys can be heard up to three miles away! Their tails and long fingers allow them to spend […]

Vampire Bat

Vampire Bat

The Vampire Bat These bats live in very dark caves and hollows in trees and are usually are in big groups. They can be found in the Amazon rainforests of South America and Central America. These bats eat only blood and have needle sharp teeth. In fact their teeth are so sharp, that the animals […]

Amazon Monkey Frogs

Amazon Monkey Frog

The Amazon Monkey Frog   These frogs are called monkey’s because they usually walk or crawl just like a monkey! They are a slow moving species spending most of their days sitting in the sun. They eat at night on various spiders and insects. The monkey frog can be found in the Amazon rainforest of […]

3 Toed Sloth

The 3 toed sloth

Three Toed Sloth (Bradypus variegatus) The Sloth Lives in the Rainforests of South America. It is about the size of a large cat or small dog. They move slowly through the trees and spend most of their lives in a small area. Facts About the Three Toed Sloth They are excellent swimmers! The babies cling […]