The Rainforest is home to half of all animal and plant species. There are two kinds of rainforests: tropical, which are warmer and closer to the equator, and temperate, which are found above and below the equator in coastal regions. The rainforest is the oldest and most biodiverse ecosystem, with scientists estimating some forests in Southeast Asia having existed 100 million years ago. The trees in the rainforest can reach heights of 250 feet with dense canopy cover, which results in a lack of sunlight reaching the forest floor. Due to the intense thickness of trees in the rainforest, many animals living here have adapted to climbing and living in trees.

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North Sulawesi Babirusa
Comparison illustration of the size of a North Sulawesi Babirusa to a typical person

The North Sulawesi Babirusa (Babyrousa celebensis) is a pig-like mammal from Sulawesi and several of the neighboring islands of Indonesia. They are definied by their prominent double sets of wide tusks of canine teeth. The top of the snout is crossed by the tusks which curve back towards the forehead. The North Sulawesi Babirusa is virtually hairless, which reveals its gray skin.

In males, the upper canines are relatively long and thick but in females, their canines hardly protrude and curve. North Sulawesi Babirusas live in the center of tropical forests and canebrakes and the river and lakeshores. Since the North Sulawesi Babirusa is hairless, their mottled-gray and brown skin acts as camouflage.

North Sulawesi Babirusas have a height between 23”-26” (58-66 cm), body length of 33”-43” (85-110 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 100-220 lb (45-100 kg). The lifespan of a North Sulawesi Babirusa is up to 20 years in the wild and up to 24 years when held in captivity.

Set of standing side elevation drawings of the North Sulawesi Babirusa
The North Sulawesi Babirusa (Babyrousa celebensis) is a pig-like mammal from Sulawesi and several of the neighboring islands of Indonesia. They are definied by their prominent double sets of wide tusks of canine teeth. The top of the snout is crossed by tusks which curve back towards the forehead.

North Sulawesi Babirusas have a height between 23”-26” (58-66 cm), body length of 33”-43” (85-110 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 100-220 lb (45-100 kg). The lifespan of a North Sulawesi Babirusa is up to 20 years in the wild and up to 24 years when held in captivity.

Set of standing side elevation drawings of the North Sulawesi Babirusa
North Sulawesi Babirusa
Height:
23”-26” | 58-66 cm
Width:
Length:
33”-43” | 85-110 cm
Depth:
Weight:
100-220 lb | 45-100 kg
Area:
Scientific Name
Babyrousa celebensis
Lifespan
Up to 20 years (wild); up to 24 years (captivity)

Drawings include:

North Sulawesi Babirusa side elevation (standing), front (standing), side (lying down)

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Spectacled Bear | Andean Bear
Comparison illustration of the size of a Spectacled Bear to an average human

The SpectacledBear (Tremarctos ornatus), also known as an Andean Short-Face Bear, is the last short face bear to remain within the subfamily Tremarctinae in South America. In general, its fur is blackish although it can be jet-black, dark brown, and even reddish. The species-typical markings are beige or ginger, although not all the species have "spectacle" marks on their face and their upper pouch. The Andean Bear is the only South American-born bear and is one of South America's largest carnivorous land, but only 5% of its diet consists of meat.

Male Spectacled Bears have a shoulder height between 2’6”-3’ (.76-.91 m) and a weight in the range of 220-440 lb (100-200 kg). The shoulder heights of females are between 2’-2’6” (.61-.76 m) with weights from 80-180 lb (36-82 kg). The Spectacled Bear has an overall body length of roughly 5’-6’ (1.52-1.85 m), standing height of 5’3”-6’3" (1.6-1.9 m), and a typical lifespan of 20 years in the wild and up to 35 years in captivity.

Set of standing side elevation drawings of the Spectacled Bear (Andean Bear)
The SpectacledBear (Tremarctos ornatus), also known as an Andean Short-Face Bear, is the last short face bear to remain within the subfamily Tremarctinae in South America. In general, its fur is blackish although it can be jet-black, dark brown, and even reddish.

Male Spectacled Bears have a shoulder height between 2’6”-3’ (.76-.91 m) and a weight in the range of 220-440 lb (100-200 kg). The shoulder heights of females are between 2’-2’6” (.61-.76 m) with weights from 80-180 lb (36-82 kg). The Spectacled Bear has an overall body length of roughly 5’-6’ (1.52-1.85 m), standing height of 5’3”-6’3" (1.6-1.9 m), and a typical lifespan of 20 years in the wild and up to 35 years in captivity.

Set of standing side elevation drawings of the Spectacled Bear (Andean Bear)
Spectacled Bear | Andean Bear
Height:
2’-3’ | .61-.91 m
Width:
Length:
5’-6’ | 1.52-1.85 m
Depth:
Standing Height
5’3”-6’3" | 1.6-1.9 m
Weight:
80-440 lb | 36-200 kg
Area:

Males:

Height (Shoulder):
2’6”-3’ | .76-.91 m

Length: 5’6”-6’ | 1.7-1.85 m

Weight: 220-440 lb | 100-200 kg



Females:

Height (Shoulder): 2’-2’6” | .61-.76 m

Length: 5’-5’6” | 1.52-1.68 m

Weight: 80-180 lb | 36-82 kg

Scientific Name
Tremarctos ornatus
Lifespan
20 years (wild); up to 35 years (captivity)

Drawings include:

Spectacled Bear side elevation (standing), front (standing), front (standing upright), side (sitting), side (lying down)

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White-Tailed Deer
Comparison illustration of the size of a White-Tailed Deer to an average human

White-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus), also known as Virginia deer, is a common American deer species that ranges from the Arctic Circle in western Canada to Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia. The White-Tailed Deer is named for the thick white fur on the underside of the neck and the rear while the rest of their coat is reddish in the summer and a dull gray in the winter.

The hair of the White-Tailed Deer is flared during flight, and their tail resembles a signaling flag. While White-Tailed Deer from North and South America are generally accepted as one group, genetically these deer are farther apart than White-Tailed and Black-Tailed Deer in North America.

White-Tailed Deer have standing shoulder heights between 2'8"-3' (81-91 cm), head-to-body lengths in the range of 3’1”-7’2” (95-220 cm), and overall weights of 80-250 lb (36-113 kg). The lifespan of a wild White-Tailed Deer is roughly 6-15 years.

Series of side elevation illustrations of the White-Tailed Deer
White-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus), also known as Virginia deer, is a common American deer species that ranges from the Arctic Circle in western Canada to Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia. The White-Tailed Deer is named for the thick white fur on the underside of the neck and the rear.

White-Tailed Deer have standing shoulder heights between 2'8"-3' (81-91 cm), head-to-body lengths in the range of 3’1”-7’2” (95-220 cm), and overall weights of 80-250 lb (36-113 kg). The lifespan of a wild White-Tailed Deer is roughly 6-15 years.

Series of side elevation illustrations of the White-Tailed Deer
White-Tailed Deer
Height:
2'8"-3' | 81-91 cm
Width:
Length:
3’1”-7’2” | 95-220 cm
Depth:
Weight:
80-250 lb | 36-113 kg
Area:
Scientific Name
Odocoileus virginianus
Lifespan
6-15 years

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White-Tailed Deer side elevation (standing), front (standing), side (running)

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Eastern Lowland Gorilla
Pair of dimensioned size comparison drawings of the Eastern Lowland Gorilla compared to the height of a typical person

The Eastern Lowland Gorilla is the largest of the four gorilla subspecies of the Eastern Gorilla and is unique to the mountainous forest of the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Eastern lowland gorillas are sociable and peaceful animals that feast on a varied diet of fruits, stems and bark, and small insects. The gorillas’ coats are jet black, and the hair greys as the animal matures; this is known as ‘silverback’. Eastern lowland gorillas are critically endangered, and there is only one female eastern gorilla in captivity and can be found at the Antwerp Zoo in Belgium.

The typical Eastern Lowland Gorilla has an overall height of 44.0”-52.0” (112-132 cm) and withers height of 63.0”-72.0” (160-183 cm). An average Eastern Lowland Gorilla weighs between 220-460 lb (100-210 kg) and has a typical lifespan of 30-40 (wild), 40-60 (captivity).

Series of front and back drawings of the Eastern Lowland Gorilla in various postures
The Eastern Lowland Gorilla is the largest of the four Eastern gorilla subspecies. Eastern lowland gorillas are sociable and peaceful animals that feast on fruits, stems and bark, and small insects. Their coats are jet black, and the hair greys as the animal matures; this is known as ‘silverback’.

The typical Eastern Lowland Gorilla has an overall height of 44.0”-52.0” (112-132 cm) and withers height of 63.0”-72.0” (160-183 cm). An average Eastern Lowland Gorilla weighs between 220-460 lb (100-210 kg) and has a typical lifespan of 30-40 (wild), 40-60 (captivity).

Series of front and back drawings of the Eastern Lowland Gorilla in various postures
Eastern Lowland Gorilla
Height:
44.0”-52.0” | 112-132 cm
Width:
Length:
Depth:
Standing Height
63.0”-72.0” | 160-183 cm
Weight:
220-460 lb | 100-210 kg
Area:
Scientific Name
Gorilla beringei
Lifespan
30-40 (wild), 40-60 (captivity)

Drawings include:
Eastern Lowland Gorilla side elevation, side (standing), side (person), front, back, front (sitting)

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Elk | Wapiti
Scaled drawing comparing the size of a Elk (Wapiti) to a typical person

Elk (Cervus Canadensis), or Wapiti, are not only one of the world's largest game deer but also one of North America's and East Asia's largest mammals. They are attractive, and perhaps that is why they are hunted in different parts of the world for sport.

Male Elk have large 5 feet (1.5 m) wide antlers usually with 6 or 7 tines. Female Elk do not have antlers. Elk have small tails, with between 3 to 8 inches (7.6-20.3 cm) of tan-colored patch. Elk's backs are brown to tan, a bit reddish in the summer, and their bottom is darker. Elk meat becomes more and more protein-rich as they get older and its antlers are generally kept as game trophies

Elk (Wapiti) have standing shoulder heights between 4’-5’7” (122-170 cm), head-to-body lengths in the range of 6’10”-8” (208-244 cm), and overall weights of 325-1100 lb (147-500 kg). The lifespan of a wild Elk is roughly 10-15 years.

Group of illustrated side elevation drawings of the Elk (Wapiti)
Elk (Cervus Canadensis), or Wapiti, are not only one of the world's largest game deer but also one of North America's and East Asia's largest mammals. They are attractive, and perhaps that is why they are hunted in different parts of the world for sport.

Elk (Wapiti) have standing shoulder heights between 4’-5’7” (122-170 cm), head-to-body lengths in the range of 6’10”-8” (208-244 cm), and overall weights of 325-1100 lb (147-500 kg). The lifespan of a wild Elk is roughly 10-15 years.

Group of illustrated side elevation drawings of the Elk (Wapiti)
Elk | Wapiti
Height:
4’-5’7” | 122-170 cm
Width:
Length:
6’10”-8” | 208-244 cm
Depth:
Weight:
325-1100 lb | 147-500 kg
Area:
Scientific Name
Cervus canadensis
Lifespan
10-15 years

Drawings include:

Elk (Wapiti) side elevation (standing), front (standing), side (lying down)

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