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Biome Research Project

Tropical Rainforest

Suzie Forbes

on 11 December 2012

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Tropical Rainforest Geography and Climate Animals in the Rainforest Plants of the rainforest Approximately the size of one football field of rainforest is being destroyed every second Con: Most of the forests are getting cut down Noisy Night-Monkey: Lives in the lowlands of the forests. As well as eats fruit and flowers. Night monkeys cannot see color, this is why they are nocturnal. Bengal Bamboo: Found in the Southeast Asia rainforest. This plant grows as an undergrowth, scattered, or in patches in the forest. With only 6% of earth's surface, the tropical rainforest is home to more than 50% of the worlds plant and animal species. Biome Research Project 1. Tropical Rainforests are mostly located near the equator.

2. A Tropical Rainforests average rainfall is 250 cm. annually.

3. Their climate temperatures range from 20-25 degrees Celsius. Pros and Cons of living in the Rainforest Pro: You wouldn't run out of water Con: Tropical rainforests soil is harsh and acidic enviroments for plants to live in. Pro: Very good sources of crops and fruits Con: Lots of poachers Chestnut-Mandibled Toucan: Toucans live in treetops. They are usually seen in small groups. Very colerful, and nest in tree cavities in living or dead trees. The mating pair stays together for the whole mating season. Two-Toed Sloth: Spend most of their time hanging upside down. These sloths eat leaves and fruit. Plants give the sloth a greenish tint that it uses as camouflage in the trees. Puma: Pumas hunt their prey during the nights. They often hunt monkeys, rats, and coatis. Pumas generally have 2-3 kittens, once every 2-3 years. Giant Otter: Lives small water holes and slow-moving rivers. Otters usually live in families of 5-8. Each otter may eat 6-9 pounds of food per day. Jambu: A small tree or large shrub which grows on average of 10-20 feet high, and produce delicous fruit. Strangler Figs: One of the most important plant species of a rainforest ecosystem. This is because they provide shelter and a sappy substance for bacteria. They are tall canopy trees which can grow to 148 feet tall. Interesting Facts Giant Bamboo plants can grow up to 9 inches a day Rainforests are so densly packed thick that rainfall can take up to 10 min. before touching the ground 1 out of 4 ingredients in our medicine is from rainforest plants 4. Tropical Rainforests typically range from 23.5 degrees North to 23.5 degrees South of the equator. Orchid Baby Gorilla Iguana Parrots Jaguar Viper Lizard Noisy-night monkey Blue Poisen Arrow Frog 1. An average of 50 to 260 inches of rain falls yearly.
2. Tropical Rainforests produce 40% of earths oxygen.
3. The soil is acidic and low in minerals and nutrients.
4. Nutrients are in vegetation, dead wood, and decaying leaves.
5. As vegetation dies, the nutrients are rapidly broken down and immediatly returned back into the soil.
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