By Hayden Edwards

What makes a Rainforest ?

What are Rainforest ?

A rainforest is having a large biome of the trees and the animals that have a relationship with each other. A rainforest usually has significant rain all year round.

Types of Rainforest

There are two types of rainforest. A temperate rainforest which is more wet and cooler. The tropical rainforest is usually humid and receives less rain.

Layers of a Rainforest

There are four layers of a rainforest. The Emergant Layer, this layer is the one that has a tree, that once in a while a different tree falls over and when the sun comes in the tree can grow above all others. The next layer down is called the canopy layer. This is the normal layer where most of the trees growth ends. This creates alot of shade to the levels below that layer. The next layer below is called the understorey layer. This is inbetween the canopy layer and the forest floor.This layer usuaslly has ferns and bushes. The forest floor is the final layer. Mostly you can not see the floor because of all the trees that have fallen over and dead branches and leaves cover the floor up as well.
Locations of Rainforests

Locations of where rainforests are. There are rainforest in the Amazon, Asia , Australasia, Africa and Central America. This site gives a description on each of the main rainforest areas.

Rainforest Animals

Information of all the animals in a rainforest.

4 Animals in a Rainforest

The Lemur

Lemurs will eat fruit, leaves and sometimes insects. They can grow up to 2 feet. Lemurs live on the island of Madagascar and the Comoros Islands off of the East Coast of Africa.

4 Plants in a Rainforest

Bleedy Heart

  • This species are often noted for their large, heart-shaped leaves that turn a very bright blood red when they are about to be dropped. They also produce lots of small green fruits which turn a pretty purple colour when ripe. Bleeding hearts are widespread in Asia and the Pacific and they are a commonly seen plant as they colonise the edge of the forest and are initially fast growing, such as along the Cape Tribulation road, and around the Dubuji.

The Daintree Rainforest

Where is The Daintree Rainforest

2333 Cape Tribulation Rd, Cape Tribulation QLD 4873. The Daintree Rainforest address.

Threats to The Daintree Rainforest

Tourism, Mining, Logging and Development by private enterprise are all Daintree Rainforest threats.