Category: In the Trees


The Kinkajou lives in the subtropics or tropical rain forests, in Central and South America, where most of their life is spent in trees. This is a lot easier for them than for many other animals as they have several quite interesting adaptations, one of which is an incredible tail, and the other being some


The Aye-aye is found only one place in the world. On the Island of Madagascar, this rarely seen animal lives exclusively, and although it doesn’t look like an ape of any kind, its related to a chimpanzee as well as a human. The Aye-aye is dark brown or black in color and has a huge

Wallaces Frog

In the world of amphibians, Wallaces Frog is what might be called an overachiever. Not content merely to do the things that other frogs do, he not only swims, hops and catches bugs, he also flies. Maybe he saw the birds avoiding predators that way, who knows, but Wallace’s Frog has taken to air travel.

Whites Tree Frog

Whites Tree Frog is a largish frog which is about 3 to 4 inches long, with the females being larger than the males. The color ranges from light blue to deep forest green, or sometimes almost gray. The males have a vocal sac that is under the throat, and the female’s throat is white. Whites

American Green Tree Frog

The Tree Frog or the Peeper Frog is said to forecast rain, because he likes the humid weather, and after mating season he will sing on rainy nights, or very warm humid ones. It is very seldom seen, but is always heard singing from trees or scrub, while feeding on insects. They winter in hollow

Tree Frog

Living deep within the tropical rain forests of Central and South America, there exists a family of over 165 different types of Dendrobatid frogs (arrow-poison frogs). These frogs secrete a poisonous cocktail of potent lipophilic alkaloids from the granular glands located on their back, which form some of the deadliest natural toxins known. In this


There is an insect in New Zealand that grows nowhere else in the world It is a sort of grasshopper type of insect that is unique to this area, and found no other place on earth. The natives there have always called it the Weta, which means, in their native Maori, “The god of bad

Jungle Nymph Stick

Native to Australia, the jungle nymph stick is an incredible sight to behold. It measures well over 6 inches in most cases and has a nasty looking array of thorny spikes on its body, which is bright neon green in color. The spines can be a half inch long, and stand upright. Jungle Nymphs have


The walkingstick, lives in deciduous trees in North America. Due to its shape it is called many other names, among them prairie alligator. Usually occurring in the easterly half of the United States it has been seen in every state east of the plains and many in Canada. Walkingstick Recently it has also been seen

Queen Alexandra’s Butterfly

One of the most remarkable inhabitants of the insect kingdom is Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing Butterfly It ranks as the very largest butterfly in the world. This butterfly can have a wingspan of almost a foot wide. It is rare to see it, as its home is in a coastal area of New Guinea, and it

Pecan Weevil

The pecan weevil is a tree insect which can do great harm to the trees they are named after. The adults are a light brown or grey, and are about 12 mm long, with a very long beak that can be as long as its own body. The male is not quite as large as

Green Tree Ant

The green tree ant found in Northern Australia is a type of weaver ant found in many other places in the world. The Australian ant is called either the green tree ant, or the weaver ant the weaver ant comes from a skill of theirs, because they build a nest out of woven leaves. The


The name anaconda comes from the language of Sri Lanka, and refers to another snake entirely. The python and the anaconda were apparently at one time mistaken for each other. Early settlers to the country called this snake bull killer. The anaconda is considered to be the largest snake in the world today. They can

Gaboon Viper

The Gaboon Viper is a venomous snake which is found in the rainforests of Saharan African. It is the largest member of its genus, and also the world’s heaviest viper. The Gaboon also has the distinction of have the longest fangs and the most copious amounts of venom of any other snake. Adults are stocky

Carolina Anole

Green Anoles are native to North America and some Caribbean Islands. Their name is deceptive in that they are not always green but can be green or brown and sometimes other colors as well, depending on the mood, time of day or their surroundings. Males and Female Anoles look a great deal alike. As the