Apr 12, 2024, 10:47 PM IST

Animals that live in trees

Shweta Singh

These slow-moving mammals are famous for their tree-dwelling lifestyle in the rainforests of South and Central America.


Various species of monkeys, such as howler monkeys, spider monkeys, and capuchin monkeys, are adept climbers and spend most of their time in trees.


Native to Australia, koalas spend almost their entire lives in eucalyptus trees, feeding on their leaves.


Many species of tree frogs are adapted for life in trees, where they can find moisture and insects to eat.

Tree Frogs

These reptiles are known for their ability to change color and are often found in trees in tropical regions.


Although they don't actually fly, these squirrels have a flap of skin between their limbs that allows them to glide from tree to tree.

Flying Squirrels

Native to Madagascar, lemurs are primates that live in various types of forests, including tropical rainforests and dry deciduous forests.


Many bird species build their nests in trees and spend much of their time perched or foraging in the branches. Examples include parrots, woodpeckers, and owls.


These small marsupials are native to Australia and are capable of gliding from tree to tree using a membrane of skin stretched between their limbs.

Sugar Gliders