In the tropical forests of South and Central America, many mammals climb the trees. There are different felines, like jaguars and ocelots, as well as animals related to racoons, called kinkajous, olingos and coatis, as well as anteaters and porcupines with prehensile tails, to mention just a few.

In Asia and Africa, many monkeys live in the trees, although some, baboons for instance, prefer to remain on the ground. In the tropical forests of the New World, all the monkeys are tree dwellers, and very rarely come down to the ground.

Sloths are also tree-dwelling mammals, but look and act quite differently from monkeys. They live only in tropical climates in the Americas. They can be hard to spot, too, since they spend 15 to 18 hours a day sleeping.
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