By Marli ann taubert
Layers of the rainforest
There are 4 basic levels in the rainforest.
1. At the bottom is the forest floor, where some types of insects make their home.
The largest animals also live in this area.
2. Above the ground but below the leaves is the understory.
The understory is dark and cool.
3. The forest canopy is the upper part of the trees.
Insects, birds, reptiles and mammals all live in the canopy.
4. Finally, emergents are very tall trees that are high above the forest canopy.
Many birds and insects live in this area.
SOME ANIMALS OF THE RAINFOREST
- Bearded pig
- Brazilian tapir
- Common tree shrew
- Crested guan
- Flying dragon
- Slow loris
- Vine snake
- Indian cobra
of the atmosphere and transform it into life giving oxygen while at the same time helping recycle and clean our water supplies. Rain forests also keep our planet cool by combating
the effects of the greenhouse effect.