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1 By: Heather Catalanatto The RainforestBy:Heather Catalanatto
2 What lives in the Rainforest? Rainforests are populated with insects, arachnids, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammalsThere are also several species of plant life that thrive here
3 Insects and arachnidsMost of the animal species found in the rainforest are insectsSome include butterflies, beetles, grasshoppers, and caterpillarsArachnids that live in the rainforest include scorpions, spiders, and tarantulas
6 Reptiles and Amphibians Tropical rainforests are home to a huge diversity of reptiles and amphibiansSome reptiles are snakes, lizards, turtles, and crocodilesSome amphibians include frogs, toads, salamanders, newts, and caecilians.These are found in virtually all rainforest habitats, ranging from the high canopy to streams and creeks.Many of these are endangered species
9 Birds -Tropical rainforests are home to many kinds of birds - Some include parrots, hornbills, toucans, and raptors like eagles, hawks, and vultures. -Some migratory birds live in rainforests during the winter and return to cooler regions during the spring and summer.Some of the migratory birds travel to the United States , and Central AmericaMany of these birds are on the endangered species list
11 MammalsTropical rainforests are home to many kinds of mammals ranging in sizeThe large mammals include jungle cats like: tigers, jaguars, and leopardsPrimates in the rainforest include monkeys and apesMost rainforest mammals are small, nocturnal, and inconspicuous some are bats and rodentsEven though we think of the large mammals when we think of the rainforest the small mammals are the most abundantAs with most of the creatures in the rainforest most of the mammals are on the endangered species list
13 Plant Life Plant life is extremely abundant in the Rainforest Most modern medicine is derived from Rainforest plantsSome include the blue gum, the bromeliad, ferns, banana and cacao trees, ginger, orchids, the passion flower, plumerias, and rubber treesThe plants here contribute to most of the worlds oxygen supply
14 Climate The Rainforest climate is very humid and warm all year round. It is part of the tropical moist climate zone.The average rainfall is anywhere from 100 to 260 inches a year.The average daily temperature is about 77 degree Fahrenheit.
15 LocationThe Rainforest is located near the Earths equator, it covers only six percent of the Earth, but is home to more species of plants and animals than anywhere else in the world.There are Rainforests in Central America, Africa, the Amazon, Australia, and Southern Asia.Rainforest are only found in a specific part of the worldThey are located anywhere from the Tropic of Capricorn south of the equator to the Tropic of Cancer which is north of the equator.