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


The babirusa lives in the rainforests of Sulawesi, an island in southeast Asia that is controlled by Indonesia. The babirusa belongs to the pig family and is usually found near rivers and lakes.

The babirusa has an excellent sense of hearing and smell. The babirusa is an omnivore, meaning it feeds on a variety of foods including fruits, fungi, leaves, insect larvae, nuts and small animals.

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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