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1 The Rainforest The Rainforest Created By: Bailey Page, Le An Pham, Taya Thomas, and Jillian Ortega

2 Rainforest Areas On continents of Asia, Africa, Australia, South America, and North America On continents of Asia, Africa, Australia, South America, and North America Covers less than 6% of earth land surface Covers less than 6% of earth land surface No more rainforests in Europe No more rainforests in Europe

3 Rainforest History Less rainforests because humans use the rainforest trees as paper Less rainforests because humans use the rainforest trees as paper Each year the rainforest decreases the size of New Jersey Each year the rainforest decreases the size of New Jersey Rainforests in Europe are gone because of the climate change Rainforests in Europe are gone because of the climate change

4 Rainforest Physical Features Rivers (Amazon River) Rivers (Amazon River) Waterfall (Angel Falls) Waterfall (Angel Falls) Hills Hills

5 Bengal Bamboo  Bengal Bamboo can grow between 40 and 80 feet tall.  It grows very tall, fast so it gets lots of rain and sunlight.  The long and narrow leaves grow on opposite sides of the plant in two columns.  In two to three months it’s full grown.  It’s life span is 25 to 40 years.

6 Bougainvillea  It can reach up to 30 feet.  It has many hooks so it can cling and hold on to other plants for support.  It can either be vines, trees, or shrubs.  Insects, caterpillars, and aphids eat it.  It provides shelter for animals on the rainforest floor.  The plants flowers can either be pink, red, orange, white, or yellow.

7 Coconut Tree  It can grow between 50 and 80 feet tall.  It’s leaves are yellow green.  One tree can produce up to 50 coconuts.  The trunks are used to stabilize buildings.  The leaves are used to make mats, baskets, and hats.  It can live in very wet or dry areas.  When it decays, insects swarm the tree and eat it.

8 Rainforest Animals Indian Cobra  6-7 ¼ feet and very scaly  Can attack or defend by spitting  Eats rodents, lizards and frogs  Non-threatened  Highly venomous Gorilla  Male height :5 ½ to 6ft. Female height:4 ½ to 5ft.,no tail  Mad if disturbed,quiet when undisturbed  Eats leaves, berries, ferns, and bark, nothing eats it  Endangered

9 Rainforest Animals Flying Dragon  7 ½ to 8 ½ inches  Buries 1 to 4 eggs in soil  Eats ants and termites, nothing eats it  Non-Threatened  Has flaps for gliding from tree to tree Capybara  3 ½ to 4 ¼ feet  “ When swimming, only, it’s eyes, ears, and nostrils show above the water  Eats plants, on land and in water, nothing eats it  Non-Threatened  The largest rodent in the world

10 The Chimpanzee  26 ¾ to 37 inches long and 4 to 5 ½ feet tall  Intelligent, social animal  Eats plant material, nothing eats it  Endangered  “ Has a wide range of sounds and gestures for communication

11 Rainforest Climate  Very humid  Cold as 68F  Around 93F Has a dry and wet season Has a dry and wet season Wet season is long with heavy rain Wet season is long with heavy rain Dry season is short with light rain Dry season is short with light rain About 50–260 inches of rain About 50–260 inches of rain Precipitation is rain not snow Precipitation is rain not snow 4 or more inches of rain a month 4 or more inches of rain a month  The climate is unique because it’s hot near the equator yet it still gets lots of rain.

12 The Two Seasons

13 Rainforest Pictures

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