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The Amazon Rainforest
Transcript of The Amazon Rainforest
A Cinchona Tree is a tree located in The Amazon. It has " quinidine " in it wich is used to help headaches, musle cramps, and help irregualr heart beats. [ That means that you have heart disease. ] Animals Found In the Amazon Quick Facts The Amazon is located in Brazil. 20% of earths oxygen is from the Amazon. Fire and drought is the biggest threat to the Amazon. Weather The weather in the Amazon only has two seasons: rainy and dry. Rainy Season
The rainy season is usually December through June . Temperatures are 73 - 86 Fahrenheit. Dry Season
The dry season is still wet, but just not as wet as usual. Dry season is July through November. Temperatures range from 78 to 104 Fahrenheit. Through the year it is very hot and humid. Well, not to hot it rarely reaches over 33 Celsius [ 91.4 Fahrenheit.] [ Not that dry, NEVER that dry.] Where Is the Amazon? The Amazon is located in Brazil [ South America. ] It takes up more than 50% of Brazil!!! [ That is BIG. ] Now.... Here is a map where The Amazon is located.... Rainfall The average precipitation is 50-260 inches of rainfall each year. That is 125-660 centimeters in a year. That is a LOT!! Just think about it.... there is 30 centimeters in a foot, that is 22 feet a year! Every rainforest is covered in plants. Including the Amazon. Scientists searched and found 100 -300 species of plants, in two and one half acres. Now, here are some plants / trees... The Amazon Rainforest takes up more than 50% of Brazil. 70% is trees in The Amazon The Amazon has the largest amount of trees in the world. There are many different species of animals in the world. Including species in The Amazon. Some have not even been discovered. Here are some examples of some we know that exist... Water Lettuce Plant
A Water Lettuce Plant is covered in fine little hairs. It contains leaves that measures 1 1/2. This plant is found on the top of The Amazon River surface. They are very aggressive to other plant life. They grow thick floating mats to protect its area of the river bed. If not maintained they grow HUGE!! Giant Water Lily
A Giant Water Lily lives in the shallow water in the river. It has the ability to grow its leafs up to more than 3 feet in diameter. This plant only lives for three days or more. And the reason why no fish eat the lily pad is because it grows protective thorns warning not to eat it. Water Fern
A Water Fern lives in many tropical water regions, The Amazon being one of them. The leafy surface of the plant can grow little stiff hairs that can grow up to a inch. Water Ferns grow up 3 to 4 inches in a lifetime. Orchid Palm Tree Bromeliads Leopard Tucan Banana Spider Piranha Parakeet Anaconda Snake Poison Dart Frog Jaguar Ant Eater Nine Banded Armadillo Orangutan The Amazon has a river... called The Amazon River that is 6,575 kilometers. Which is 4,086 miles long!!! Danger One of the biggest dangers is farming. People cut down trees, for every tree that is cut down it is just like killing a family of Orangutangs.Animals live in trees, so therefore you are destroying there home.
Another danger is drought... every plant needs water, a lot. Animals eat plants or other animals that eat plants. When drought strikes you are killing both plants and animals.
Logging is a big issue. People cut down trees for furniture, desks, chairs, tables, etc. Again, you are killing animals home. Be careful! When is the next time we will get a new rainforest in place of The Amazon? cinchona tree tucan Bibliography A Walk In The Rainforest The Amazon Books Computer By: Kristen Joy Pratt By: John Fowles www.unique-southamerica-travel www.Rain-tree.com www.lonelyplanet.com www.cla.gov.libarybrazilworldfactbook Adaptation Adaptation Adaptation Adaptation Ant Eater Banana Spider Banana spiders are the deadliest spiders in the world. When and if you get bitten causes immediate pain, cold sweat and irreglar heartbeat. They are 3cm long and live in Rainforests. Ant eaters have no teeth they can use their VERY long tounge to scoop up ants and termites. They can eat up to 35,000 ants and termites a day.They use their claws to open ant hills, they lap 160 times in a minute, they have to ants will bite.