Guyana is the only English speaking country located in the north-eastern part of South America, next to Suriname, Brazil and Venezuela. Most of the country is untouched and contains beautiful lush rain forest, where millions of animals have their natural habitats.
The most unique and beautiful animal in Guyana is known as a Toucan. Toucan's are birds similar to parrots in that they can be very noisy birds. They are very important to the rainforest because they help to disperse seeds from the berries that they eat. There are forty different kinds of Toucans that live in the rain forest but they all have bright beautiful colors that make up their coat and large bills that are very sharp, with saw-like edges.
Some of the other animals that are unique to Guyana fall into the reptile, amphibian, insect and freshwater fish categories. Some of these animals living in Guyana are: Dipsas pakaraima; a snail-eating snake, Atractus tamessari; a ground snake; Echinosaura sulcarostrum; a spectacled lizard, the Golden Rocket Frog
, a cichlid Mazarunia, Glowlight Tetra, and Scopocira carinata; a jumping spider.
Many of these animals natural habit is in the lush rain forest that makes up 80% of the country; which has been untouched, save for some bauxite and logging activity. The rain forest is warm and moist and helps to provide rain water for the rest of the world due to all of the trees. The animals that are native to Guyana help to ensure that food processes, and pollination continue in the rain forest.