Tropical Rainforest Biome

By Rhett Vaughn and Max Vencill

Location

Tropical rainforests can be found around the world: In Central an South America, Western African and Australia just to name a few.
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Weather

In a tropical rainforest it rains 80 to 400 inches each year. The average temperature ranges from 70 to 85 degrees fahrenheit. The environment is very wet and maintains a high humidity of 77% to 88% year-round.

Adaptations

Animals living in the tropical rainforest are adapted to live in this environment. A common characteristic of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians in the tropical rainforest is to live in trees. The animals do this because of the amount of food in the trees. Some animals never come down to explore the rainforest. Living high up in trees also provides shelter and protection from weather and predators. The animals also learn to eat food that is not eaten by many if any other animals. This is because of the competition for food. Sloths use behavioral adaptation and camouflage to survive. It moves slow and spends most of its time hanging upside down. Greenish algae grows on its fur giving the sloth a greenish color making it difficult for it to be spotted by predators.

Variations

There are may types of snakes that live in the rainforest. Some snakes for example, are tree dwellers and some are bottom dwellers. Non-venomous snakes can either pin there prey to the ground or constrict them meaning they wrap their body around their prey and squeezing them until they die. venomous snakes inject venom into their prey.

Interdependency

Interdependency is were organisms rely on each other for support or help. For example, the capuchin monkey feeds on nectar and plants by lapping it up. So the monkey gets pollen on it's face which eventually transfers to other flowers and feeds other plants.
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Adding an exotic species

In the rain forest we added a grizzly bear. The grizzly bear eats the Howler Monkey, sloth, ocelot, and the golden lion tamaranian. By the grizzly bear eating the leopard and ocelots food this will kill them. If the ocelot and leopards are gone then the monkeys and sloths will over populate and continue to grow.
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Taking away a native species

We removed the palm tree which fed the golden lion tamaranian, sloth, and monkey. These then fed the ocelot, leopard, and anaconda. This would cause the other plants to get over eaten and then the species would start dying off. This would slowly kill off the species in the rain forest.