Tropical Rain Forest

By-Ethan Stiles, Oliver Khatibi, John Boudreaux,Dylan Payne

Location

The tropical rain forest is located all round the world, but centered on the equator. This biggest tropical rain forest is in the Amazon, the northern part of South America. They are also located in Indonesia and some parts of Africa

Weather

The rainforest stays around 80 degrees all year, but almost never drops below 64. 50-260 inches of rain fall each year on average. This is because of the hot and very wet climate.

Wildlife

The tropical rainforest is the most diverse land biome in the world. Some of the common animals are sloths, parrots, frogs, snakes, and monkeys. Some of the most common plants are bamboo, banana trees, orchids, coffee beans, and the Brazil nut tree. There are approximately 10 million different species of animals, plants, insects, etc.

Fun Facts!

  • Rainforests only cover around 2 percent the total surface area of the Earth, but really about 50 percent of the plants and animals on the earth live in the rainforest.
  • Rainforests get their name because of the high amount of rainfall.
  • You can find rainforests in many countries, not just in South America. They can be found in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
  • Rainforests are found on all of the continents, except for Antarctica because it is far too cold there for the environment to be conducive.
  • There are two different types of rainforests, and they include both temperate and tropical. The tropical rainforests are the ones that are most commonly found around the world.