The Vervet Monkey inhabits savana lands and mountains up to 4,000 m (13,100 ft). In East Africa these monkeys can live in mountain areas up to about 13,000 feet, but they do not inhabit rain forests or deserts. Their preferred habitat is acacia woodland along streams, rivers and lakes. They are diurnal, sleeping and eating in trees from which they seldom venture. The ververt monkey prefers woodlands of all kinds, but favors woodlands adjacent to grassland.
November 17, 2010 4th Degree Level of Social Behavior What animal is the largest primate in the world? You guessed it. The tropical forest dwelling, chest pounding, opposable thumbed and toed gorilla. Gorillas have many defining physical characteristics, starting with their stomachs. Their stomach size is larger than their chest due to the enlarged intestines, which digest the bulky fibrous vegetation they consume.
Diet The main food that Koalas eat is eucalyptus leaves. Eucalyptus leaves are very fibrous and low in nutrition. Eucalyptus leaves contain a lot of water so koalas don’t have to drink. The koala’s metabolism rate is also regulated in a way to complement the heat insulation of the fur. The metabolism of the koala is quite slow it is only 74% of other animals’ metabolism rate.
A typical full-grown adult giraffe will eat over 70 pounds of leaves, twigs, and fruit each day. Giraffes don't need to drink water very often because there is so much water in the leaves they eat. However, when they do drink water, they can drink several gallons at a time. This is good because a giraffe has to bend down and get into a vulnerable position when drinking. Not a good idea when there are lions sneaking around!
The gorilla, like us humans, are one of the few living representatives of the superfamily Homonidea remaining on our planet, as many have gone extinct. The gorilla is a mammal and belongs under the order of Primates, genus Gorilla, and the scientific classification of the species is Gorilla beringei, which was first described by Paul Matschie in 1903. There are two subspecies of Gorilla beringei; the eastern gorilla, classified as subspecies Gorilla beringei, and the western gorilla classified as subspecies Gorilla gorilla. The gorilla is an iconic animal because their ecology resembles humans’, as does their physiology and morphology. Their genetic similarity with humans makes them a great species to help unravel our very own evolutionary history.
Howler Monkey I want to introduce you to the howler monkeys. Howler monkeys don’t need a loud speaker to talk. These boisterous primates eat leaves from the canopy of the forest along with fruits, nuts, and flowers. They live in tropical central and South America and also they live in small groups of about 12 individuals. They have a short snout, and wide-set, round nostrils and grow to be about 2 feet in length, not including their 30-inch tail.
Mbuti are the only true Pygmy tribes. The population of Mbuti range approximated 30,000 to 40,000 in Central Africa. Mbuti Are Hunters and gatherers, they (Mbuti) hunt animals and gather wild fruit. Mbuti are no more than four feet six inches tall. Western Scientists have speculated on why Mbuti are short.
The rainforest contains almost 40000 different plant species. There are also over a million different species of animals from jaguars to monkeys to tarantulas. Spiders and insects alone exist in over 500 000 different species and it is estimated that there are hundreds of thousands of unclassified species still to be discovered. National Geographic means the benefits the Amazon provides are of incalculable worth. It produces 1/3 of the earth’s oxygen and 1/5 of the earth’s fresh water supply by its water cycling.
As a result of the island's long isolation from neighboring continents, Madagascar is home to a vast array of plants and animals, many found nowhere else on Earth.  Approximately 80% of all plant and animal species found in Madagascar are endemic, including the lemur infraorder of primates, the carnivorous fossaand three avian families.  This distinctive ecology has led some ecologists to refer to Madagascar as the "eighth continent", and the island has been classified by Conservation International as a biodiversity hotspot.  Over 10,000 plant species are native to Madagascar, of which 90% are found nowhere else in the world. Seven plant families are only found here, the highest number of any biodiversity hotspot in the world.
The African species are the white and black Rhinos and the Asian Rhinos include the Indian, Javan, and the Sumatran Rhino (1). Today’s population consists of less than 24,000 Rhinos around the world. Nearly 90% of all remaining Rhinos live in South Africa. These beautiful creators weigh in weight on average from 750 pounds to 8,000 pounds and stand four and a half to six feet tall (1). Rhinos are also herbivores, meaning they are subject to grazing on grass, and some even prefer to eat the foliage of trees or even bushes.