The most numerous animal in the rainforest is the insect.
Insects do number in the millions in the rainforest areas, but perhaps one of the most numerous is the leaf cutter ant. These interesting creatures are much like any other ant, except they have a very unique way of getting food: raising crops. This may sound strange, but the reason they are called leaf cutter ants is because they venture out into the forest in search of leaves, for which the cut of pieces with their mandibles (jaws). The ants then carry these pieces on their backs all the way back to the colony where the leaves are ground up and mixed with feces to form a kind of compost. This compost becomes a breeding ground for a fungus, which the ants in turn eat.
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