What tropical forest animal are you?

Get closer to the forest and bring some whimsy to your day through our quiz to find out what tropical forest animal you are.


Question 1/8

If you want to de-stress, what would you chose:

Question 2/8

If you find yourself in a dangerous situation, what would you most likely do?

Question 3/8

How many brothers or sisters do you have?

Question 4/8

If you’re looking to impress a potential mate, what’s your move?

Question 5/8

What makes your mouth water?

Question 6/8

Are you outgoing and extroverted or do you prefer to spend time by yourself?

Question 7/8

What’s your typical or preferred Sunday afternoon plan?

Question 8/8

What’s your favorite time of day?

What forest animal best describes you?

Your tropical animal persona is:

The Orangutan

Unlike many of their primate cousins, orangutans favor solitary lifestyles, with the exception being the strong bond between mother and infant during the 8 first years of life.

  1. Interesting to know:
  2. There are only 3 orangutan species in the world, native only to the tropical rainforests of Malaysia and Indonesia on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra, respectively.
  3. The word orangutan is formed by the combination of two words, ‘orang’, meaning ‘person’, and ‘hutan’ meaning ‘forest’.
  4. Orangutans are slow to reproduce; they do not reach breeding age until 12-15 years old, have just one baby at a time roughly every 8 years.

Your tropical animal persona is:

The Keel-billed Toucan

Also known as the rainbow-billed toucan, these colorful creatures are social animals that are rarely seen alone, often playing together by tossing fruit and nuts back and forth. When trying to woo a mate, toucans will often bring gifts of food to win over their beloved.

  1. Interesting to know:
  2. The keel-billed toucan is one of over 30 kinds of toucans living in the tropical regions of the Central and South America.
  3. Keel-billed toucans don’t chirp like other birds, instead making croaking sounds more similar to frogs.
  4. While they are not flightless birds, toucans tend to fly only short distances, often hopping around instead.

Your tropical animal persona is:

The Orchid Mantis

Sometimes called the walking flower mantis, these insects use their unique coloring to protect themselves from predators and attract prey; the former ignore the mantis assuming it is a flower, while the latter come straight to it for the same reason!

  1. Interesting to know:
  2. Orchid mantises make their homes in the tropical rainforests of Myanmar, Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia.
  3. Orchid mantises are very patient, stealthy, and effective hunters, staying completely still to attract prey.
  4. These mantises feed mostly on bees, butterflies, moths, crickets, flies, and beetles, but some will attack creatures up to 3 times its size like frogs, lizards, and even mice!

Your tropical animal persona is:

The Panther Chameleon

Panther chameleons are among the most colorful chameleons in the world and use these colors to communicate with opposite sex. Males use their bright colors to attract mates, while pregnant panther chameleons turn an orangey-brown and black color to signal to males that they are not interested in breeding.

  1. Interesting to know:
  2. These chameleons are located predominantly in Madagascar, where they evolved, though they can now also be found on the nearby island of Reunion.
  3. Panther chameleons’ tongues can be one and a half times as long as their entire body and they can hit their prey un about 0.003 seconds!
  4. There are over 200 described chameleon species in the world, and 42% of them occur on Madagascar.

Your tropical animal persona is:

The Reticulated Glass Frog

These frogs may be tiny (just 2.5 cm in size!), but they are fierce and protective. Unlike most frog species, the male frogs stay close to the eggs once fertilized to protect them by using their legs to ninja kick away predators!

  1. Interesting to know:
  2. These tiny creatures are native to the tropical rainforests of Central and South America and love humidity but are not big fans of water.
  3. As their name implies, they have transparent skin through which you can see their organs!
  4. Like most frog species they are sensitive to temperature changes, making them highly vulnerable to climate change impacts.

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