Tropical Rain Forest

By: Amy White

Where are tropical rain forest located?

Tropical rain forests are located near the equator. Fifty seven percent of all tropical rain forests are found in Latin America. One third of the world's tropical rain forests are in Brazil. Other tropical rain forests are located in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands (25% of the world's tropical rain forests) and West Africa (18%).

What is our climate like?

In an average year in a tropical rain forest, the climate is very humid because of all the rainfall, which amounts to about 250 cm per year. The rain forest has lots of rain because it is very hot and wet. This climate is found near the equator.

What wildlife will you see?

We have a wide range of animals. Including the Africa Forest Elephant, Bengal Tiger, Chimpanzee, Common Palm Civet or Musang, Dawn Bat, Golden Lion Tamarin, Harpy Eagle, Jambu Fruit Dove, King Cobra, Kinkajou, Linn's Sloth, Orangutan, Proboscis Monkey, Red-shanked Douc Langur, Silvery Gibbon, Slender Loris, Sumatran Rhinoceros, Toco Toucan, Vampire Bat, and the Wagner's Pit Viper

What kinds of plant life inhabit our area?

Bengal Bamboo, Bougainvillea, Curare, Coconut Tree, Durian, Jambu, Kapok Tree, Mangrove Forests, Strangler Figs, and the Tualang are some types you will see.