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 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
The Amazon is the largest rain forest in the world. It is spread over 1.7 billion acres. The Amazon is in 7 countries in South America, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana.
The Congo rain forest is said to be the second biggest rain forest and has and very large river running through it. Located in Central Africa. It harbours many species that people endanger because of hunting them.
The Valdivian rain forest is located in the west coast of southern South America. The rain forest is in mainly in Chile and some in Argentina. The size of the rain forest is 240,000 km2.
What organism adaptations have evolved for survival in this biome?
- 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
What is the dominant vegetation found in this biome?
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