Tropical Rain Forest

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Location

The largest rainforests are in the Amazon River Basin (South America), the Congo River Basin (western Africa), and throughout much of southeast Asia. Smaller rainforests are located in Central America, Madagascar, Australia and nearby islands, India, and other locations in the tropics. This climate is found near the equator.
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Climate

average high temperature is 93 degrees Fahrenheit

average low temperature is 68 degrees Fahrenheit

precipitation In an average year in a tropical rain forest,

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african Elephant

  • . Long lashes and eye lids protect the eyes from dust.
  • Hearing is acute
  • Ears are used to help cool body down and control blood circulation.
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    Bengal Bamboo

  • Bengal bamboo is native to Southeast Asian rainforests where it grows in 40 to 100 degree Fahrenheit temperatures with an average of 50 to 260 inches of rainfall annually in an average humidity of 77 percent to 88 percent. Bengal bamboo has adapted by growing at one of the fastest rates of any plant, to 80 feet in 3 months. Once in the canopy, it absorbs sunlight to make its food by photosynthesis. Bengal bamboo adapted to the extreme hydration of the rainforest by developing vascular bundles that absorb water and wick it up the cane, drinking in enormous amounts of water. It also saves energy by flowering only once in its lifespan,
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    Evironmental Concern

    Clear-cut swaths of the Amazon rain forest in Quiandeua, Brazil, are often planted with manioc, or cassava, a shrub grown for its starchy root. Farmers slash-and-burn large parcels of forest every year to create grazing and crop lands, but the forest's nutrient-poor soil often renders the land ill-suited for agriculture, and within a year or two, the farmers move on.
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