Rainforest

Animals and Wildlife

Plants and Vegetation

Climate and Location

Rainforest Biome

The rainforest is a tropical forest found in mainly South America, and Africa. The rainforest includes three parts; the canopy (or the top floor), the middle part, and the forest bottom (which is, if you didn't know, the bottom). There are a variety of animal and plant species in different parts of the world. Some of these include a large species of monkeys and sloths. Also, there are many types of beautiful plants the grow in the rainforest. For example, you'll hear about the One-day orchid. The plant is an orchid, as its name suggests, it only blooms for one day. If you want to learn more about plants, turn to the part marked plants.

Climate and Location

In the rainforest, it is warm all year long, and the temperature ranges from about 95-100 degrees Farenheit in the summer to 70-80 degrees in the winter. With these warm temperatures comes a lot of rain ranging from 20-30 inches a month all year long.

Plants and Vegetation

There are many types of vegetation in the rainforest. The one-day orchid that was mentioned earlier is an example of some beautiful wildlife. The one-day orchid is found on the forest floor and uses trees and tall plants for support.

Animals and Wildlife

Some of the major types of animals that inhabit the rainforest are primates, snakes, lizards, birds, insects, and cats. The primates are animals such as monkeys, apes, and gorillas. All of which inhabit the rainforest.

There are many types of wonderful, and beautiful, but sometimes lethal snakes. Some people think of lizards as being desert-dwelling animals, however, lizards make up a vast majority of the small creatures of the rainforest. There are many lizards of various types that live quite near each other.

Various species of birds, as many people know, live in the rainforest. The birds are very beautiful and of course a rainforest would not be a rainforest without birds. Cats, such as the leopard, are also found in a rainforest. They are beautiful majestic creatures that live their wild life in the rainforest to the fullest extent.

Are you into insects? Well, the rainforest is the place to be. Take a one hour walk in the rainforest and find thirty new undiscovered species of insects. Just think, you could name a insect after yourself.

What are some of the adaptations of rainforest animals? Some of the adaptions of rainforest animals are good hearing, camouflage, thick skin, and good eye sight. Now, of course, it depends on the animal as to what kind of adaption it has. Take the red-eyed frog, for example. He lives in trees so he has sticky pads on his feet to help him climb. Another example is snakes. They have thick scales that cover their skin to help protect its fragile body. It also has wonderful camouflage to hide them from their prey. The big cats of the jungle have thick skin for day and night protection and they have sensitive hearing.

Biome Index

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