The Tropical Rainforest

Animals
Plants
Climate
Health Issues

The rainforests are located near the equator in warm and wet areas. The rainforests have lush vegetation and a vast variety of animals and plants in many unique colors. The rainforest only makes up for 6% of the world, but it contains more than 50% of the world's population in plants and animals.

Vegetation

The tropical rainforest has an abundant amount of different types of vegetation. Different rainforests throughout the world have different kinds of vegetation life. The tropical rainforests produce economic value and produce vegetation that are used to help cure diseases such as malaria.

Climate

There are three different types of rainforests: subtropical, monsoon, and equatorial. Not all rainforests have warm, sunny weather like you all may think. Some rainforests that lay outside of the tropics have seasonal changes in their weather, while rainforests that are located in or near the tropics tend to have warmer, more humid temperatures.

Animals

The rainforest contains thousands of different species of animals. Many of the animals are of exotic colors. All of the animals in the rainforest need to live in wet, warm areas to survive. Some of the species have odd features.

Health Issues

The rainforest provides many different purposes. But, one of its most important resources is the fact that most of the world's oxygen production comes from the rainforest. With the rainforest decreasing everyday' the oxygen supply will be less and less in the future, due to the increasing need for more land to build more businesses.

The cures for major diseases, such as malaria, are contained in plants that are found in the rainforest.

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