When startled, the green basilisk lizard of Central America can run across the water's surface.
Photograph by Visuals Unlimited, Inc./Joe McDonald, Getty Images
Scientists think the cheerful markings on Hawaii's happy face spider might keep hungry birds away.
Photograph by Photo Resource Hawaii, Alamy Stock Photo
Sloths sleep up to 20 hours a day and are native to the tropical forests of Central and South America.
Photograph by Maxim Tarasyugin, Dreamstime
Living in rain forests from Mexico down to South America, a kinkajou uses its long tongue to reach inside beehives and flowers to retrieve tasty snacks.
Photograph by Photoshot License Ltd, Alamy Stock Photo
When light hits the rainbow boa in its home of Central and South America, its scales show bright colors that change at different angles.
Photograph by Danté Fenolio, Science Source
The Umboi tube-nosed fruit bat, which lives in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, has strange tube-shaped nostrils.
Photograph by FLPA, Alamy Stock Photo
Indonesia's spectral tarsier, a nocturnal animal, uses its huge eyes to see in the dark.
Photograph by Andamanse, Dreamstime
To make their calls louder, the rhinoceros hornbills of Southeast Asia have hollow hornlike structures on their bills.
Photograph by Whitcomberd, Dreamstime
When sunlight filters through the dense forests of central Africa, an okapi's stripes help it blend in among the trees.
Photograph by IMPALASTOCK, iStockphoto
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