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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 The Rainforest Biome A typical four-square-mile patch of rainforest contains as many as 1,500 flowering plants, 750 species of trees, 400 species of birds and 150 species of butterflies. Covering less than 2 percent of the Earth's total surface area, the world's rainforests are home to 50 percent of the Earth's plants and animals. There are two major types of rainforest: temperate rainforests and tropical rainforests. The Rainforest Biome An area of a rainforest the size of a football field is being destroyed each second. Giant bamboo plants can grow up to 9 inches a day. The trees of a tropical rainforest are so densely packed that rain falling on the canopy can take as long as 10 minutes to reach the ground. In the moist rainforests of South America, sloths move so slowly that algae are able to grow in their fur. Some rainforest monkeys are omnivores, eating both animals and plants. More than 2,000 different species of butterflies are found in the rainforests of South America. The forests of Central Africa are home to more than 8,000 different species of plants. Leaf Bullet Flying animals of Asian rainforests include frogs, squirrels and snakes. 80% of the flowers in the Australian rainforests are not found anywhere else in the world. Bats are essential for the pollination of many tropical foodstuffs such as bananas and mangoes. 1 out of 4 ingredients in our medicine is from rainforest plants. FAUNA LIST:African Elephant Alpaca Anteater Amazon Butterfly Amazon Sting Ray Anaconda Arapaima Army Ant Aye-Aye Monkey Bald Eagle Bengal Tiger Blue and Yellow Macaw Boa Constrictor Butterfly Cape Buffalo Capuchin Monkey Capybara Chimpanzee Coatimundi Cock-of-the-Rock Crocodile Dragonfly Dwarf Mongoose Earthworm Eclectus Parrot Eyelash Viper Flying Fox Flying Squirrel Fruit Bat Gecko Giant Armadillo Gibbon Monkey Gold Frog Golden Toad Goliath Beetle Gorilla Great Horned Owl Harpy Eagle Hawk Hoatzin Horned Palm Viper Howler Monkey Hummingbird Iguana Jaguar Katydid King Cobra Kinkajou Komodo Dragon Leaf Cutter Ant Lemur Leopard Macaw Mandrill Margay Milk Snake Monkey Mountain Lion Ocelot Okapi Opossum Orangutan Paca Peacock Bass Peccary Piranha Pirarucu Poison Arrow Frog Puma Pygmy Chimpanzee Pygmy Marmoset Python Quetzal Rainbow Boa Rainbow Lizard Red DeerRed-Eyed Tree FrogRed Panda Rhinoceros BeetleRubber Eel Ruby-Throated Hummingbird Scarlet Macaw Scarlet Tanager Sloth Slow Loris Snake Spear-Nosed Bat Spider Monkey Squirrel MonkeySting Ray Tamarin Tamarin LionTamarin Monkey Tapir Tarantula Toucan Tree Frog Vampire Bat Vicuna Wolf Woodpecker Woolly Monkey Tropical Rainforest Trees FactsWhen you enter a tropical rainforest the first thing you are bound to notice are the towering trees that block out all but a little of the sun light. In fact most of the plants in a tropical rainforest are trees. These amazing plants reach heights of 150 feet (45.7 meters) and taller. They provide food and shelter for many of the rainforest animals. There are more different species of trees in the rainforests of the world than anywhere else on the earth. There are often several hundred species within a few acres. On this page of the Tropical Rainforest Plants category you will find a list of facts and interesting information about the trees that grow in tropical rain forest written to be read by both adults and kids alike. Tropical Rainforest Trees FactsWhen you enter a tropical rainforest the first thing you are bound to notice are the towering trees that block out all but a little of the sun light. In fact most of the plants in a tropical rainforest are trees. These amazing plants reach heights of 150 feet (45.7 meters) and taller. They provide food and shelter for many of the rainforest animals. There are more different species of trees in the rainforests of the world than anywhere else on the earth. There are often several hundred species within a few acres. On this page of the Tropical Rainforest Plants category you will find a list of facts and interesting information about the trees that grow in tropical rain forest written to be read by both adults and kids alike.
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