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The Rainforest

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sophia paulo

on 24 January 2013

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Plants. The location. Food chains. Finally one of the most Fun facts. The habitat to many plants and animals. Now for some fun facts of the rainforest. An area of the rainforest is being destroyed every second. The rainforest is the size of two football fields or more. There are giant bamboo plants that grow up to 9 inches a day. In the tropical rainforest of South America, sloths move so slowly that algae is able to grow on their fur. In some rainforests, the monkeys are omnivores. More then 2,000 different species of butterflies are found in the South American rainforest. The rainforest of Central Africa are home to more than 8,000 different species of plants. Flying animals of the Asian rainforest include frogs, snakes and squirrels. Well i guess this is... The Rainforest. By Sophia The rainforest is a very wet environment as you hear in the name rainforest. The total rainfall in a year is between 1500 and 2500 mm. In a tropical rainforest the climate would feel warm and wet (humid). In the tropical rainforest there is a rain season and a dry season. In a temperate rainforest it may not always be warm and there are more season changes. In the rainforest, moisture is everywhere. Mostly the weather depends on where the rainforest is located. The climate. The animals. The rainforest is found in many different places. For example Australia, South America, Africa, Brazil Etc. The rainforest is always found in hot and sunny places. Tropical rainforests are found near the Ecuador. Temperate rainforests are not near the Ecuador. look at the picture. There are many different fun and awesome types of plants in the rainforest. Here are some plants that I think are cool. The first plant is a bromelid. They are very beautiful and are related to the pineapple family. They carry lots of water in the center of the flower, so other animals can drink on hot days. Another interesting plant in the rainforest is the strangler fig. The strangler fig is in the fig family. In spanish they are known as matapalo, which translated in English is killer tree. Animals like monkeys and birds eat fig fruit. Then the seed falls in the ground and slowly after time, grow up and around the tree. There are many more plants in the rainforest. More than I can talk about. Finally one of the most exiting parts of my whole project, the animals of the rainforest. Here are some animals that live in the rainforest. My favourite animal is the puma. Pumas are part of the cat family. Pumas hunt their prey at night. Their eyes are specially adapted to hunt at night. After the puma has eaten its fill, it will bury the remains of the kill for later a date. Male pumas weigh about 150-230 pounds and females weigh about 80-130 pounds. My next favourite animal is the scarlet macaw. The scarlet macaw has beautiful wings that contain the colors red, yellow, blue, and green. Some scarlet macaws are very good at mimicking. The scarlet macaw is one of 17 species of macaws. They can live up to 50 years old. The scarlet macaw is an omnivore. Some predators ot the scarlet macaw are pumas, jaguars, snakes, harpy eagles, monkeys
and humans. the end. The food chain is one of the most important parts of life in the rainforest. The food chain means animals eating each other for survival. Here is an example. A plant will grow and get eaten by a rhinoceros beetle. The beetle gets eaten by a scarlet macaw. The macaw gets eaten by a jaguar. After a long time the jaguar might pass away and the body slowly decomposes. Then a worm might eat the parts of the jaguar. Worm waste gives nutrients to the ground for another plant to grow and for the cycle to continue. But if you change one thing in the cycle it can be ruined.
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