Tropical Rainforest

By: Austin Ralph

Location

Amazon River Basin (South America), the Congo River Basin (western Africa), and throughout much of southeast Asia.

Plants

Bengal Bamboo, Bougainvillea, Curare, Coconut Tree, Durian, Jambu, Kapok Tree, Mangrove Forests, Strangler Figs,Tualang

Animals

Africa Forest Elephant,Bengal Tiger, Chimpanzee, Common Palm Civet or Musang, Dawn Bat, Golden Lion Tamarin, Harpy Eagle, Jambu Fruit Dove, King Cobra

Climate

Rain forests belong to the tropical wet climate group. The temperature in a rain forest rarely gets higher than 93 °F (34 °C) or drops below 68 °F (20 °C); average humidity is between 77 and 88%; rainfall is often more than 100 inches a year. There is usually a brief season of less rain. In monsoonal areas, there is a real dry season. Almost all rain forests lie near the equator.