Tropical Rainforest

Brianna Phelps

Location

Tropical Rainforests are mainly located in South america, Western Africa, and Southeast Asia. There are also smaller ones in Central America, Madagascar, and Australia.
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Weather and Climate

Tropical Rainforests tend to remain humid because of the amount of rainfall, which amounts to 250 cm per year. Because they are so close to the equator, there's more direct sunlight . The air hold a lot of vapor as well. 77º F is the average temperature, and it's never below 64º.

Toucan Adaptions & Variations

Toucans always live in tropical/sub tropical regions. They have excellent hearing, strong toes, and a tail structured to improve balance which helps them because they live in the trees of the forest. Each of these aspects help the Toucan to survive, and make life easier in the Tropical Rainforest. There's 40 different types of Toucans each distinguished by the size of it neck and height. Toucans are important to the rain-forest biome because the distribute seeds from the fruit they eat around the forest.

Tree Frog Adaptations & Variations

The Red Eyed Tree Frog's feet include suction pads on the toes, and an orange tint. The entire frog is multicolored, but is able to hide its blue and white marks while they sleep to better camouflage with its environment. The frogs's bright red eyes help it to survive by stunning predators as well as giving him night vision.

Another type of frog somewhat similar to the tree frog is the Poison Dart Frog. Its skin color camouflages and it scares predators away. And, its skin is very poisonous.

Interdependency between organisms in the Rainforest

Brazil Nut Trees are very dependent on several animal species in their environment. Rodents are relied on the open the seed pods with their teeth. This is mutualism because the rodent eats the seeds and spreads them. For pollination, they depend on bees.


Ants protect Caterpillars, and caterpillars provide a food source for ants. This is mutualism.

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Added Exotic Species

I chose to add anteaters to the food web. These are from the Savanna. They prey on ants and their predators are large cats such as leopards. The Rain Forest ecosystem could be affected if the ants became extinct due to the large amount of species that prey on them in this ecosystem.
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Removal of Native Species

I removed the Bamboo plant which is native to this ecosystem. By doing so, the Rain Forest could be affected by a decrease in the Okapi population; this could work up the food chain, decreasing many other species' populations including the Python and Crocodile.