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tropical rainforest

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raul cano

on 15 May 2010

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Tropical rainforest Location
the tropical rain forest belongs to the wet
climate group. it rarely gets hotter than 93
degrees. the avarge humidity level is between
77 and 88% get more than 100 inches of rain a year.
the rain forest now covers only 6% of earths land surface, but is
40% of earths oxygen animals
of
the
Rain forest ANACONDAS ANACONDAS ARE THE BIGGEST TYPE OF SNAKE, THEY CAN GET AS BIG AS 37.5 FEET LONG

ANACONDAS ARE CARNIVORES,
THEY SQEEZE THEIR PREY TILL IT CAN'T BREATHE ANYMORE, THEY DON'T CHEW THIER FOOD, THEY SWALLOW THE PREY WHOLE. THEY CAN DISLOCATE THEIR JAW TO SWALLOW PREY BIGGER THAN THEM. ANACONDAS ARE GREENISH-BROWN WITH A DOUBLE ROW OF BLACK OVAL SPOTS ON THE BACK WITH SMALLER WHITE MARKINGS ON THE SIDES, THEY SCALY SKIN THAT GLISTENS BUT IS DRY TO THE TOUCH. THEIR NOSTRILS ARE ON TOP OF THE SNOUT, LETTING THEM BREATHE WHEN IT IS IN THE WATER. ALSO IT SMELLS WITH ITS TOUNGE AND HAS NO FANGS FRILLED LIZARD THE FRILL LIZARD HAS A LARGE, THIN FRILL AROUND ITS HEAD TO SCARE IT ENEMIES, ALSO IT REARS UP ON ITS HIND LEGS AND OPENS ITS MOUTH REAL WIDE. THE FRILLED LIZARD GETS SCARED EASILY AND WILL RUN AWAY ONLY ON ITS HIND LEGS, THATS WHY IT'S CALLED THE BICYCLE LIZARD TOO. WHEN THEIR FRILL IS DISPLAYED IT IIS 9.5 TO 14 INCHES LONG, THEIR BODY CAN GROW TO ABOUT 8 INCHES LONG FRILLED LIZARDS ARE CARNIVORES, THEY EAT BUGS LIKE CICADAS, ANTS, SPIDERS, AND OTHER LIZARDS SLOTH SLOTHS ARE SLOW MOVING ANIMALS THAT LIVES IN TREES, SLOTHS SPEND MOST OF THEIR LIVES UPSIDE-DOWN FROM TREE BRANCHES, SLOTHS SLEEP DURING THE DAY, THEY SLEEP ABOUT 15 TO 18 HOURS A DAY AND ONLY LIVE ABOUT 10 - 20 YEARS IN THE WILD. SLOTHS HAVE A THICK BROWN( AND SLIGHTY-GREENISH) FUR COAT. SLOTHS ARE THE SIZE OF A CAT ROUGHLY ABOUT 2 FEET LONG. THEY HAVE A SHORT FLAT HEAD, BIG EYES, A SHORT SNOUT, SHORT TAIL, BUT HAVE LONG LEGS, AND TINY EARS. THEY USE THEIR LONG CRUVED NAILS TO HANG FROM TREES SLOTHS ARE PLANT EATERS AND ARE MORE ACTIVE AT NIGHT, THEY EAT LEAVES, TENDER YOUNG SHOOTS, AND FRUIT PLANTS OF THE RAINFOREST the tropical rainforest get the award for the having the most humid F**KING climate in the world the pincher plant the pincher plant is carniverous, it eats insects, small mammals amd reptiles that attempt to steal the insects from the pincher. the pincher can grow to be 30 feet tall and may have pitchers 12 inches in length. its usually a small tree with heart-shaped leaves. it produces a large flower that usually only lasts for a day, goes red, then drops.
the cottonwood tree this silky oak species is endemic to the wet tropical rainforests of queensland it has extremely durable wood that was once of major value to the timber industry silky oak trees can grow to about 30 meters and have dense crowns of large leaves which bear clusters of creamy nectar-rich fragrant flowers borne on long spikes. brown silky oak
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