2 Table of Contents What is a Biome Introduction Animal life Plant Life Abiotic Factors: Including Temp. Precipitation, Land formsFood webInteresting factsThe End
3 What is a Biome……….?Biome - a regional ecosystem characterized by distinct types of vegetation, animals, and microbes that have developed under specific soil and climatic conditions.
4 IntroductionHello my name is Justin I am now the depths of the rainforest I am reporting on the plants, the animal life and biotic factors of the rainforest so follow me……..
5 Animal life in the Rainforest The Rainforest has a very large animal population 400 species of birds, 100 species of reptiles, 60 species of amphibians, and 150 species of butterflies. More than 50% of the world's plant and animal species inhabit the 7% of the world that is covered in rainforest.
6 Animal listAfrica Forest Elephant Anaconda Bengal Tiger Black Caiman Chimpanzee Common Palm Civet Golden Lion Tamarind Jambi Fruit Dove King Cobra Kinkajou Limns Sloth Orangutan Proboscis Monkey Red shacked Douc Languor Silvery Gibbon Slender Loris Sumatran Rhinoceros Taco Toucan Vampire Bat Wagers Pit Viper. And many more
7 Plant life in the Rainforest More than two thirds of the world's plant species are found in the tropical rainforests: plants that provide shelter and food for rainforest animals as well as taking part in the gas exchanges which provide much of the world's oxygen supply. Rainforest plants live in a warm humid environment that allows an enormous variation rare in more temperate climates: some like the orchids have beautiful flowers adapted to attract the profusion of forest insects. Competition at ground level for light and food has lead to evolution of plants which live on the branches of other plants, or even strangle large trees to fight for survival.
8 What do the plants in the rainforest do for us The plants in the rain forest give more than half of the worlds oxygen so please support the programs that try and help the trees that a getting cut down……These plants help us live…..
9 The levels of the rainforest EMERGENTS: Giant trees that are much higher than the average canopy height. It houses many birds and insects.CANOPY: The upper parts of the trees. This leafy environment is full of life in a tropical rainforest and includes: insects, birds, reptiles, mammals, and more.UNDERSTORY: A dark, cool environment under the leaves but over the ground.FOREST FLOOR: Teeming with animal life, especially insects. The largest animals in the rainforest generally live here.
10 Temperature In The Rainforest It is very warm and wet climate. It has an average temperature of degrees Celsius . Because this biome is located very close to the equator, it has very little seasonal change in temperature or the length of a day.
11 The Rainfall in the Rainforest The tropical rainforest biome has a annual rainfall of more than 250 centimeters and has average humidity between 77 and 88%. It rains more than ninety days a year in the rainforest, and between these rain storms, the warm sun usually heats up the earth. The warm air and lots of rain make it a perfect climate for growing most trees, and they can grow extremely large and tall in the rainforest
12 Land Forms In The Rainforest The tropical rainforest land features have rocks, water, there are also trees, lakes, grasslands and waterfalls.
14 Interesting Fact’sAn area of a rainforest the size of a football field is being destroyed each second. Giant bamboo plants can grow up to 9 inches a day.The trees of a tropical rainforest are so densely packed that rain falling on the canopy can take as long as 10 minutes to reach the ground.In the moist rainforests of South America, sloths move so slowly that algae are able to grow in their fur.