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Tropical Rainforest By: Lizzie Nedved, Brianne Tufts, Hannah Smith, and Whitney Queen. January 2011 Period : 1
Rainforest Animals and Adaptations The Harpy Eagle has seven foot wings that help fly through the trees and powerful claws that help carry heavy prey. The Toco Toucan has a powerful beak that breaks the eggs it steals from smaller birds. Harpy Eagle Toco Toucan
Rainforest Animals and Adaptations The females of the Silvery Gibbon sing a song that scare off intruders in the gibbons territory.
Rainforest Plants and Adaptations Bengal Bamboo adapt by growing tall fast to get air and sunlight. Bougainvillea have drip tips on their leaves to get rid of rushing water when it rains. The plant, Durian get animals to eat its fruit by a sent that tells herbivores that something yummy is near. Then the animals will deposit the seeds.
Rainforest Plants and Adaptations (Continued) Strangler Figs, along with the durian, rely on the animals that eat the fruit to deposit the seeds on high branches. Kapok trees have a foul odor that attracts the bats that pollinate it.
Environmental Concerns Every year Brazil cuts down trees from the rainforest with an area about the size of Nebraska. 50 million acres of rainforests are cut down each year. When trees are cut down, animals lose shelter and food, endangering more animal and plant species that are alre.
Land and Agricultural Uses Logging-Furniture, paper and other wooden products Medicinal plants-Most medicinal plants are found in the tropical rainforest Soil-The soil in the tropical rainforest is acidic and infertile in most places. Other uses-Plants are also collected for cosmetics and food.
Tourist Attractions Tourist can enjoy the lush vegetation and unique plants and animals that no other biome has. The Skyrail Rainforest Cable Way located in Cairns, Australia, is a cableway where you can ride in a capsule and tour Cairns tropical regions. This ride offers a view that no other location can offer.
Tourist Attractions Mamiraua is a game reserve that is home to more than 400 species of birds and more than 45 species of mammals.
Average high- 77°F Average low- 32°F Two seasons- Rain and Dry The dry season is shorter than the rain season because precipitation is evaporating. Climate
Precipitation Type of precipitation-rain Average-250 centimeters Brief dry season 50% of precipitation comes from own evaporation
Location Tropical rainforests are located along equator. Continents where tropical rainforests can be found include: Asia, Africa, and the tropical regions of the Americas. Countries where tropical rainforests are found include: Mexico, Nicaragua, Brazil, Peru, Venezuela, Madagascar, Congo.
Location Tropical rainforests are found between the Topics of Cancer and the Tropics of Capricorn. Tropical rainforest can be found between 23.5°S to 23.5°N. The worlds largest rainforest is the Amazon. Brazil makes up 30% of today's tropical rainforests.