Monkey frog in Peru, Owl butterfly in the Amazon, Shoebill in Uganda, infant lowland gorilla in gabon, green python in Borneo


Bats are the most abundant mammals in the rainforest and they play an important in forest ecology, feeding on insects, dispersing plant seeds, and acting as pollinators. The bat in this picture is an insectivore, meaning it preys on insects, but other types of bats eat foods ranging from frogs to fish to fruit to even blood.

The Mongabay Kids site (kids.mongabay.com) aims to help children learn about rainforests and the environment. This site is still under development and I am working to add additional content as time permits. If you have comments or are interested in submitting educational content for the site, please feel free to contact me.

The site is available in many different languages, including Portuguese, Chinese, French, Spanish, Japanese, and German.

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