3 N. p. , n. d. Web. 17 Mar 2010. <http://www. mongabay 3
4 Tropical Rainforests and Rainforests are found in Africa, Asia ,Australia, and Central and South America. The largest Rainforest in the world is the Amazon Rainforest. Rainforests are also found in the tropics between the Tropic of Capricorn and Tropic of Cancer.4
6 Animals in the Tropical Rainforests In the Tropical Rainforests and in the non- Tropical Rainforests there are many species of animals, for example:MammalsBirdsReptilesAmphibiansInsectsHere they are: …Stuff in the Air.com, Web. 14 Mar <http://www.stuffintheair.com/images/Rain-Forest.jpg>.6
9 There are many varieties of Birds that include parrots, hornbills, toucans, and raptors like eagles, hawks and vultures. Some of the migratory birds, during the winter, stay in rainforests and then return in Spring and Summer. Some of the Birds’ adaptations are: The beaks of the Parrots and Toucans give them a great advantage over other birds with smaller beaks. The fruits and nuts from many trees have evolved with a tough shell to protect them from predators. In turn toucans and parrots developed large strong beaks, which serves as a nutcracker and provides them with many tasty meals.African Grey ParrotAsian Pied HornbillBlack Lapped LoryBlue and Gold MacawConcave- Casqued HornbillDouble – Wattled CassowaryFiery – Billed AnacariGolden –Neck CassowaryGreat Blue TuracoHyacinth MacawMalachite KingfisherMilky StorkMotmotNicobar PigeonParrotPeacockRainbow LorikeetRed LorikeetRhinoceros HornbillScarlet IbisScarlet MacawSwainson’s ToucanToucanWesterned – Crowned PigeonWrethed HornbillYellow – Crested Cockatoo"Sloth." New World Encyclopedia. New World Encyclopedia, 17 October 2008, at 16:38. Web. 17 Mar <http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Sloth>.9
14 St. Patrick's ,. "butterflies of the tropical rainforests St. Patrick's , . "butterflies of the tropical rainforests." outdoor living. Amazon.com , Web. 17 Mar <http://www.outdoorlivingsupplies.com/butterflies_of_the_tropica14
15 Around two-thirds of the world’s plants are found in the Tropical Rainforests. The plants there provide shelter and food for all the species of animals. As well as absorbing the CO2 (carbon dioxide) and releasing the O2 (oxygen). Tropical Rainforest plants live in a warm and humid environment which allows a huge variation rare in more of the temperate climates. Some of them, like the orchids, have beautiful flowers that adapt to attract very large amounts of insects."PLANTS OF THE RAINFOREST." Learning About Rainforests. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Mar <http://www.srl.caltech.edu/personnel/krubal/rainforest/Edit560s6/www/plants.html>.
16 The Coffee PlantThe Coffee family is the largest plant family with over 6000 species. They are mostly found in the tropics in the world. However, the leaves are usually opposite to the stem or arranged in a circular arrangement. The adaptations of the Coffee Plant are: they still have the live energy when people pick them so the caffeine still lasts so anybody can drink it in coffee.Chambers, John . "Coffee Plant." Chambers Wildlife Rainforest Lodges. N.p., Web. 17 Mar <http://www.rainforest-australia.com/Coffee.htm>.
17 The Cassowary PlumThe Cassowary Plum is a very large, bright blue and egg-shaped fruit. Their trees have long large leaves that are arranged in an up-right circular arrangement. The adaptations of the Cassowary Plum are: they have long leaves to help it push and grow out of the ground.Chambers, John . "Cassowary Plum." Chambers Wildlife Rainforest Lodges. N.p., Web. 17 Mar <http://www.rainforest-australia.com/Cassowary_Plum.htm>.
18 Fork FernThe Fork Ferns are small plants that usually grow above ground in the Daintree. They have very long and thin light green stems that poke repeatedly. The adaptations of the Fork Fern are: It reproduces the spores cell so it can function properly and live.Chambers, John. "Fork Fern." Chambers Wildlife Rainforest Lodges. Tropical North Queensland, Australia, Web. 17 Mar <http://www.rainforest-australia.com/Fork_Fern.htm>.
21 Average TemperatureIn an average year in a tropical rainforest, the climate is very humid do to all of the rain which amounts to about 250cm per year. The rainforest has lots of rain because it is very hot and wet.The climate is found near the equator. That means that is more sunlight hitting that area than any where else. The average temperature of a rain forest is about 77° Fahrenheit. In the winter the temperature is40o F. The most amount of rain that the rainforest has ever gotten is 180 inches.Young, Desiree. "Tropical Rainforest." Tropical Rainforest. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Mar <http://www.sterlingschools.org/shs/stf/cjones/3rdHour/Tropical%20Rainforest/TropicalRainforesthtm.htm>.21
22 wood for both timber and wood for making fires; Humans are the main cause of rainforest destruction or deforestation. Humans are cutting down rainforests for many reasons, including:wood for both timber and wood for making fires;agriculture for both small and large farms;land for poor farmers who don't have anywhere else to live;grazing land for cattle; androad constructionN.p., n.d. Web. 17 Mar <http://www.geobio-center.uni-muenchen.de/bilder/web_bilder_m/siegert-borneo.jpg>.22
23 Encourage people to live in a way that doesn't hurt the environment Some steps for saving rainforests and, on a broader scale, ecosystems around the world is to focus on "TREES":Teach others about the importance of the environment and how they can help save rainforests.Restore damaged ecosystems by planting trees on land where forests have been cut down.Encourage people to live in a way that doesn't hurt the environmentEstablish parks to protect rainforests and wildlifeSupport companies that operate in ways that minimize damage to the environmentN.p., n.d. Web. 17 Mar <http://www.mongabay.com/images/peru/aerial-rainforest/Flight_1022_1555.JPG>.23
24 The CoquiThe Puerto Rican coqui is a very small tree frog about one inch long. Some coquies look green, some brown and some yellowish - actually they are translucent. Coquies have a high pitched sound and can be heard from far away.N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Mar <http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.photosofpuertorico.com/elcoqui/coqui_0012.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.photosofpuertorico.com/elcoqui/coqui_0012.htm&usg=__qcKvPS_5H80y09bmV8nxjyp-TH0=&h=455&w=650&sz=234&hl=en&start=1&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=mYMUtnmwAtb3UM:&tbnh=96&tbnw=137&prev=/images%3Fq%3D%2522coqui%2522%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26safe%3Dactive%26sa%3DN%26tbs%3Disch:1>.24
25 What is the world's largest rainforest? What are 3 reasons why rainforests are important?What are 3 reasons why rainforests are being destroyed?Where are Rainforest located?How much do tropical rainforest cover from the world?List 3 mammals that live in the rainforest?25