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Tropical Rainforest Presentation

Biology Class

Kimberly Peck

on 3 October 2012

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Transcript of Tropical Rainforest Presentation

Tropical Rainforest Kimberly Peck Canopy Understory Forest floor Emergent Rainforest locations
*Central America
*New Guinea
* Queensland, Australia Temperature-
--rarely gets higher than 93 degrees F or lower than 68 degrees F Precipitation-
--average rainfall of 50-260 inches per year
--rainfall is often more than 100 inches per year
--tropical wet climate group
--average humidity is between 77% and 88% Levels of the rainforest Adaptations Plants have made the adaptation to transpire quickly! Animals adaptations include living life in the trees, bright colors and patterns, loud vocals, and a heavy diet on fruits! Animals-- African forest elephant is the smallest of the three species of elephants. The Silvery Gibbon is a small ape.
They weigh an average of 13 pounds and have no tail. Plants-- Coca- The coca plant is very commonly used in South America. It is said that by chewing on the leaves, your headache and fatigue will be cured. It is also used to heal hunger, sickness, and aches and pains. Orchids- Orchids are known for the strong fragrance. There are hundreds of orchid species in the rainforest. They produce hundreds of thousands of seeds which are spread by wind for pollination. TRIBES- The Pigmies-
The Pygmy people carry their babies on their back. They use hunting and gathering to provide for the village. The Huli- The Huli live in the New Guinea rainforest and live by hunting, growing crops, and gathering plants. The men and women live separately in large group houses. The men paint themselves with colored clay and wear large elaborate head-dresses for ceremonies. Their village life is centered around the yano, or communal house. The yano is a large, circular building constructed of vine and leaf thatch, which has a living space in the middle. The Yanomami- Sources- http://www.animalport.com/rainforest-animals/list/Silvery-Gibbon.html

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