By: Tobias and Justin
To start us off...
What Tropical Rainforests are Like
Rain Forest life!
Rain forest Animals
Boa Constrictors: This animal can be able to get up to 10 feet long. This type of snake is not poisonous and prefer to eat smaller animals.
Chimpanzees: This animal is the closest (or relatives) to human kind. Chimpanzees are very smart, so smart that they can be able to make hunting tools. Also they sleep in nests.
Gorillas: This animal walks around on their knuckles. They are very smart(like chimpanzees). If they are trained by humans they can be able to learn sign language.
Red Eyed Tree frogs: These frogs like to walk on water or climb trees. These frogs also live in ponds, streams, and rivers.
Toucans: These birds have beaks twice the size of their body's.They have small wings and they build their nest in trees
Harpy Eagle: This bird is one of the largest bird in the world. They have 7 foot wing spans and they make alarming screeches.
Toco Toucans: This toucan is one of the largest toucans. They are 24-25 inches in length, their beak is 8 inches in length, and weigh 10-17 ounces. The blueness around their eye is not apart of their eye, its the skin.
Poison Dart frog: These frogs eat crickets, termites, ants, and fly's. They live near marshes, streams, and rivers. they can get up to 1-7 centimeters long.
Jaguar: This animal eats turtles, taipers, and deer. They can be 5-8 feet long.
Frilled Lizard: These lizards can be up to 7-14 inches long. They have a floppy like skin on their neck that when opened, scares enemies. Males are only 8 inches long. These lizard eats mostly insects and smaller lizards.
Emerald Tree Boa: These snakes can grow to be 7.5 feet long. They live in trees and shrubs near water. They catch their food with their long teeth and squeezes it's prey.
Sloths: This animal is a very slow moving mammal that lives upside down on trees. Actually they spend most of their lives upside down on trees, for example, sloths eat, sleep, and give birth upside down. They are active at night.
Assassin bug: These insects are killer insects that eat other bugs. First, they wait for their prey , then when it see's it's prey, it stabs the bug with its beak, and injects toxic chemicals to dissolve its prey's tissue. This bug has wings, and each kind of species has a different marking on its back or head.
African Gray Parrot: This type of parrot is a very talkative bird. People have said that they are considered the "Best of All Birds". This bird lives in huge flocks and can live up to 50-65 years.
Rain Forest Plants
Curare: This plant is a vine which has heart shaped leaves that are 4-8 inches wide and long. These leaves are smooth on the top and fuzzy on the bottom. There are flowers on this plant and those flowers can produce fruit. Sometimes the Indians from South America crush the leaves from this plant and put it on the top of their arrows to hunt for wild game.
Coconut tree: This tree can get to 50-80 feet tall. Some types of palm tree's leaves can be 15-17 feet long. Some people think that the palm tree is a symbol of love and romance. There are many different types of palm trees, but the smallest is the dwarf palm tree. Some of the bigger trees can be able to produce 50 coconuts!
Durian: The Durian tree can be 90-130 feet tall and have a life span of 80-150 years, but they can usually never die unless there was a hurricane and knocked down the tree, or a human cutting down the tree. These trees produce fruit that many people like, but has an odd odor( it smells like decaying onions and stinky cheese). These fruits actually grow from the trunks and branches of the Durian trees. Many animals also love the fruit as well. The flowers that make the fruit give of a strong odor that attracts its pollinater; the dawn bat.
Jambu: This plant is considered a small tree or a big bush which can get to 10-20 feet tall. It grows sweet, watery fruits that can be from the color white to light red. The flowers are a yellow color and have a small fregrence. Some animals rely on this fruit for their diet.
Kapok Tree: This humongous tree can tower up to 150 feet tall and usually goes over the rest of the trees of the tropical rainforest. Its base can reach to a diameter of 9 feet, also its trunk is a grayish color. Many animals live and grow in these trees.
Tualang: These trees are like giants to other trees. They can get up to 250 feet tall and are a member of the legume family, and are related to peas. Usually you can find this tree alone because there is no forests of just Tualang trees. Also, the tualang trees are well known because of the trees honey combs that can be 6 feet wide and can have 30,000 bees in the honey combs. You can see the top of this tree above the emergent layer.