Trinidad and Tobago are islands near South America and have different types of habits such as tropical rain forests, savannas and wetlands, which offers a large variety of animals. The White Fronted Capuchin monkeys and the Red Howler monkeys
are the two different types of monkeys that are commonly found in Trinidad and Tobago, along with 108 different mammals, and over 400 different types of birds, such as the Amazon Parrot.
is a wild cat
found in Trinidad and Tobago, which many call the 'Painted Leopard.' Ocelots are nocturnal animals and are very territorial. Ocelots eat several different types of food, which include eating birds, rodents, snakes, frogs, and even monkeys.
The islands have Crab Eating Raccoons, and wild boars
called The Collared Peccary
which are also called 'musk hogs' due to the scent they give off. The Collared Peccary has tusks they use for rooting, when looking for food and for self defense, and are always sharp, in fact the Collared Peccary has self sharping tusks which happen every time the animal opens or closes its mouth. The Collared Peccary can be found in the rainforests in Trinidad and Tobago.
As with other places around the world Trinidad and Tobago has endangered species like the Green Loggerhead Turtles
, the Leather-back Turtles, and the Hawksbill Turtles
which can be seen nesting on the beaches.
Other animals that can be seen in Trinidad and Tobago are iguanas, snakes, the silky anteater
, opossums, pacas, deer, armadillos, and wild dogs along with 55 different types of reptiles, and over 600 different types of butterflies.