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The Tropical Rainforest
Transcript of The Tropical Rainforest
The tropical rainforest receives more rain than any other biome, at least 100 in. per year! So remember to pack your umbrella! On the up-side, all that water creates ideal conditions for all the beautiful plant growth.
The soil in the tropical rainforest is nutrient rich due to decaying plants and promotes growth of new plants.
Sunlight in the Tropical Rainforest has to pass through all the layers of the forest to get to the ground floor, which is why the ground floor can be so dark and damp. The good news for you is, no sunscreen!
The Bougainvillea likes a
subtropical to tropical climate
and grows in dense Rainforests
where it has adapted
to climb and grab onto other plants
to reach sunlight.
The holiday cactus has adapted so that,
in the Rainforest, it will grow as a tree perching plant in order to reach sunlight .
Even though it has this strange growing habit, the holiday cactus is a real member
of the cactus family.
With beautiful blooms,
this is a plant worth seeing!
Venus Fly Trap
And Their Adaptations
Rainforests of the world
The Rafflesia is the largest
blooming flower in the world,
it can grow to be 1 meter wide and
can weigh about 10 kilograms! This
flower has adapted to latch onto a host,
the Tetrastigma vine,
in order to receive water and nutrients.
The Rafflesia can only be found in
the Tropical Rainforest,
so be sure to come enjoy
natures rare wonder!
The Holiday Cactus
There are Tropical Rainforests all over the world! You could visit Rainforests in South America,
Africa, Southern Asia, and even in eastern Australia.
The Venus fly trap has adapted itself to feed on more than the average plant fertilizer,
this plant can capture and digest small insects! It uses the sticky but sweet-smelling substance inside it as bait for the helpless insect.
The three toed sloth has
adapted to life in the Rainforest with
it's camouflage, brown fur dotted with
green algae, and three strong claws on
each foot for holding onto branches.
The Sloth is nocturnal. It eats leaves,
tender young shoots, and fruit.
Jaguars can reach up to six
feet in length and stand up to
three feet tall at the shoulder.
They hunt at night, and are
known to eat over 85 different
species of prey. It has adapted
through it's stong claws and stocky
build that it uses to help it
capture and take down prey.
The Poison Dart Frog
The Poison Dart Frog grows to about 1 inch long. They can be colored yellow, gold, copper, red, green, blue, or black. These colors are their adaptation because, animals that see the colors
are warded off.
The Toucan is most famous for it's
colorful bill that is about 7 and a half inches
long.The Toucan's adaptations are it's bill, and coloration. It uses it's bill to crack open and
skin pickings of fruit, and their coloration
serves to provide camouflage in the canopy.
Besides fruit, Toucans also feed on insects.
They usually live in flocks
of about six birds.
In the Tropical Rainforest,
One example of
are two monkeys
for a tree
that produces more fruit. One monkey will claim the tree and get the fruit , while the other must search and settle for a tree with less fruit.
In the Tropical Rainforest, one example of
Acacia Ants interact with an Acacia tree. The ants protect the plant from insects and vines, and in return, the tree supplies the ants with food and a place to live
If you live for the thrill, than kayaking
is your game! You can kayak on any of the Rain forest's amazing rivers. Just watch out for piranhas!
If water isn't your thing, then you can go on the canopy walk in Borneo! This walk puts you high in the trees to see what it would feel like to be a bird in the canopy! Just don't fall off......
But, if your not much of an adventurer, then you can keep your feet on the ground and still experience the exotic fowl by going on a bird walk around Borneo.
Amazon Towers Hotel
This hotel is the largest treetop
hotel in the world.
Here you can swim with the rare pink dolphins, go walking through the woods,or relax in your luxury tree house.
Borneo Rainforest Lodge
This luxury 5 star lodge offers you access to the canopy walk, the Danum river , a nature walk, and other activities.
The Tropical Rainforest gets an average of 100 inches of rain per year!
The average temperature in the Topical Rainforest is 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
Before your trip to the Tropical Rainforest, be sure to pack plenty of long shirts and pants along with boots to protect you from thorny vines. But, be sure not to pack any animal skin clothing, you don't want to make yourself look any more like a nice meal to a hungry Jaguar.
Last but not least, pack an umbrella!
This is the Tropical
Forest we're talking about.
The major threats to this biome are caused by people cutting down the Rainforest. Twenty years ago,the tropical rainforests covered
of the Earth's surface. Today it is less than
. One and one-half acres are destroyed every second, and experts estimate we lose 137 plants, animal and insect species per day.
As far as the Rainforest goes, there are to many endangered species to count. In fact, there are species that haven't been discovered yet that are endangered. But here are just a few:
The Pygmy Elephant
IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE
were to undergo a climate change,it would receive less rain. Less rain would result in less water for plants, leading to most plants and trees dying. The temperature plus little rain would only be able to sustain grasses and some trees. Animals would be forced to adapt or die. Soon the biome would no longer be a
, but a
The Rainforest is home to half of the Earth's wildlife and at least two-thirds of its plant species. More than 25% of our modern medicines originate from tropical forest plants. 1,400 rainforest plants are beleived to offer cures for cancer. Not to mention, Amazon rainforests produce about 40% of the world's oxygen alone. So, overall this is a very important biome.
Remember To Come Visit!