Rain forest Infographic

Facts about Rain forests

What animals and plants live in Rain forests?

More than half of the world's plant and animal species live in rain forests (around 30 million species). Rain forests are populated with insects (like butterflies and beetles), arachnids (like spiders and ticks), worms, reptiles (like snakes and lizards), amphibians (like frogs and toads), birds (like parrots and toucans) and mammals (like sloths and jaguars).

Where are the biggest Rain forests?

The Amazon is the largest rain forest in the world. It is spread over 1.7 billion acres.

The Congo rainforest is said to be the second biggest rainforest and has and very large river running through it. Located in Central Africa. It harbours many species that people endanger by hunting them

Top 3 Largest rain forests

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The 2 rain forest in South America. The brown shade is the Valdivian and the lime green is the Amazon Forest.

What organism adaptations have evolved for survival in this biome?

The chameleon has many adaptations to live in its environment. One of them is the ability to change colors when they feel threatened by a predictor. Another ability they have making it possible for them to live in the rain forest, is their sticky and fast tongue, helping them get prey. Their tails helps them to balances on small branches.
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Video on Adaptations of chameleons in the rainforest

Meteorological Elements

  • The rain forest average more than 254 cm of rain per year.
  • The average temperature is 28° C.
  • The average temperature in the day can range from 30-35°C.
  • Daylight hours total to 12 per day.
  • The average temperature in the night can range from 20-25°C.
  • All year round the average temperature is 25°C.
  • 20% of the world's oxygen is produced in the Amazon's Rainforest.

Abiotic factores that can affect animals

The amount of water and sunlight, climate, weather and precipitation. These factors also affect the types of plants and animals that can live in this area. A good example is that a lot of small bushes and shrubs would not be able to live here because all the really tall trees would block most of the sunlight causing a lack in sunlight to the bushes and shrubs below them. This will cause the bushes and shrubs to die.

What is the dominant vegetation found in this biome?

Broad-leafed evergreen trees (grow up to 90 feet), diversity of plants, abundant epiphytes(succulents, orchids, mosses, ferns, and bromeliads) , and vines

About Us.

We picked the rain forest because it's beautiful and interesting. We wanted to learn more on how the rain forests works, the atmosphere, and how the various and unique animals live in it. Our biome also interested us because we both are fascinated by the fact that rainforests are very large and many things lie in them.

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