Jenny Li & Arth Devani
- Plants will grow and climb on other plants to reach sunlight
- Waxy surfaces on leaves allow for excess water to easily drip off the surface
- Flowers on the ground story are designed to lure and attract animal pollinators since there is little wind
- Some plants have a central reservoir used to collect water
- Prop roots on plants are used as support in shallow soil
- Long beaks on toucans are used to snatch fruits from difficult to reach places
- Camouflage is used by animals like sloths to blend into their surroundings
- Brightly colored skin on frogs are used as a warning sign to other animals that they are poisonous and shouldn't be consumed
- Nocturnal animals who hunt at night have reduced competition for food
- Animals like jaguars that have a small build are able to move swiftly through the forest to catch prey
Predation: the Harpy Eagle preys on the King Cobra.
Mutualism: the Jambu Fruit Dove eats the Jambu Fruit and the seed gets distributed.
Commensalism: Antbirds will feast on the insects that army ants scare away as they march.
Parasitism: Flies will lay their eggs in the head of a leaf-cutter ant and the larvae will eat the ant as food, killing the ant.
Competition: the Harpy Eagle and King Cobra are in competition for the Toco Toucan as food.
- Giant bamboo plants can grow up to 9 inches a day
- Trees in the rainforest are so tall that rain water can take ten minutes to reach the ground
- Every second, a portion of the rainforest as large as a football field is being destroyed
Stage 1: Bare Ground
Pioneer plants will begin to grow during this stage.
Stage 2: Young Forest
The plants are growing towards a climax.
Stage 3: Mature Forest
Plants have reached a climax stage.
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