Puerto Rico has no large wild mammals. The
was brought in to control rats on sugarcane plantations. Iguanas and many small
are present, as are a few
The island has one animal found almost nowhere else in the world—the
, a small tree frog. Puerto Rico has some
including mole crickets and termites that damage buildings and crops. Barracuda, kingfish,
, tuna, sharks, snappers, lobster, and oysters are among the marine life inhabiting coastal waters.
Tropical climate with tropical wet and dry climates.
There is little difference from season to season.
Puerto Rico is a mountainous tropical island; sixty percent of
Puerto Rico is covered in mountains.
Most of tropical forests in Puerto Rico are gone.
El Yunque Peak
is the Caribbean National Forest. These 28,000 acres are all that remain of the rain forest that once covered much of the island
There are several thousand varieties of tropical plants that grow in Puerto Rico; poinciana, flaming red blooms, and huge