Presentation on theme: "By: Heather Catalanatto What lives in the Rainforest? Rainforests are populated with insects, arachnids, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals There."— Presentation transcript:
By: Heather Catalanatto
What lives in the Rainforest? Rainforests are populated with insects, arachnids, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals There are also several species of plant life that thrive here
Insects and arachnids Most of the animal species found in the rainforest are insects Some include butterflies, beetles, grasshoppers, and caterpillars Arachnids that live in the rainforest include scorpions, spiders, and tarantulas
Reptiles and Amphibians Tropical rainforests are home to a huge diversity of reptiles and amphibians Some reptiles are snakes, lizards, turtles, and crocodiles Some 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
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 America -Many of these birds are on the endangered species list
Mammals - Tropical rainforests are home to many kinds of mammals ranging in size - The large mammals include jungle cats like: tigers, jaguars, and leopards - Primates in the rainforest include monkeys and apes - Most rainforest mammals are small, nocturnal, and inconspicuous some are bats and rodents - Even though we think of the large mammals when we think of the rainforest the small mammals are the most abundant - As with most of the creatures in the rainforest most of the mammals are on the endangered species list
Plant Life Plant life is extremely abundant in the Rainforest Most modern medicine is derived from Rainforest plants Some include the blue gum, the bromeliad, ferns, banana and cacao trees, ginger, orchids, the passion flower, plumerias, and rubber trees The plants here contribute to most of the worlds oxygen supply
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.
Location The 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 world They are located anywhere from the Tropic of Capricorn south of the equator to the Tropic of Cancer which is north of the equator.