Tropical Rain Forest

The second largest rain forest in the world.

Location

• Africa’s tropical rain forest is located along the central coast of Africa, near the Equator.

• It lies in the Congo River Basin.

• The rain forest covers 1/5th of the land surface of Africa and touches 37 countries.

Climate

• The rain forest has a hot, humid climate.

• The annual rainfall is over 17 feet.

• There is a large variety of animals found in this region.

• Trees are so thick and tall that sunlight never reaches the forest floor!

• The trees grow hundreds of feet tall.

The People

• Those who live in the forest are mostly hunter-gatherers.

• Unfortunately, this rain forest has shrunk due to deforestation.