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Asian Wildlife Part II: Temperate Forest Wildlife

Updated on November 3, 2011

Rich in flora and fauna the Temperate Forest Wildlife of Asia has much to offer. In this Asian Wildlife belt, one experience mild summers and cold winters which can be favorable for various plants and animal species. Animals which can adapt to this temperature are found in abundance with the temperate forest wildlife of Asia. Others either migrate or hibernate depending upon the geographical conditions of this area. When it comes to flora, the Asian temperate woodlands prefer the broadleaved trees, which can work as shelters for animals in summer, and in winter the trees just shed its leaves.

Animals that can adapt to the Asian Wildlife of this Temperate Forest Wildlife include the Japanese Emperor Butterfly and Japanese Macaque.

Celtis Tree
Celtis Tree | Source
Japanese Emperor Butterfly
Japanese Emperor Butterfly | Source
Japanese Emperor Caterpillar
Japanese Emperor Caterpillar | Source
Japanese Macaque
Japanese Macaque | Source

Japanese Emperor Butterfly

Japanese Emperor Butterfly adapts to the Temperate Forest Wildlife of the Asian Belt and thus survives well with the temperature conditions. The male Japanese Emperor Butterfly comes with a seductive purple sheen, which is not seen in female species. However both the male and female species feature spotted brown wings. This winged pattern gives them a great camouflage which allows them to hide themselves within the flecked foliage of the plant species. Even the caterpillars of these species have leaf green color to camouflage them with the Celtic tree leaves.

Japanese Macaque

Sometimes also referred as a Snow monkey, the Japanese Macaque is one of the world’s oldest monkey native to Japan. These monkeys are adapted to live in snow which is extremely unlike compared to their other species. The Japanese Macaque features brown skin, red face and short tail, but in winters they grow a thick brown grey fur coat which works as a protection against the snow. These macaques strive on roots, buds and shoots for survival.

Continue reading Asian Wildlife Part III: Grassland Wildlife


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