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Rainforest
by Emma Lebendig and Morgan Lam
Bengal Bamboo
Common Names: Spineless Indian Bamboo, Calcutta Cane
Genus: Bambusa
Species: tulsa
Bougainvillea
Genus: Bougainvillea
Species: spectabilis
Grows in Amazon Rainforest
Clings and grabs onto other trees
Don’t like swampy areas because roots don’t hold a lot of water
Grows up to 30 feet
They are shaped like hearts
Comes in several colors: pink, red, orange, white, and yellow
Very fragile root system
Has hooks to grab onto other trees, vines
Leaves have drip tips to quickly dispose of rushing water
Often grows as undergrowth in patches or scattered
Grows best in moist environment with frequent rainfall
Likes temperatures between 40-100 degrees farenheit
Grows between 40-80 feet tall
3 inches diameter maturity
Dark green straight stalks
Lives 25-40 years
Reduces soil erosion
Provides shelter for many animals
Coconut Tree
Genus: Cocos
Species: nucifera
Believed to be symbol of romance in tropics
Many different varieties
Grows in rainforests and other tropical climates
One tree can produce 50 nuts
Harvested by cutting down bunch of coconuts
Trunk provides wood for shelter
White meat in nuts is eaten as food
Has shallow roots
Grows in warm areas near sources of water
Jambu
Common names: Jambu Ayer, Djamboe Aer, Watery Rose Apple
Genus: Syzygium
Species: aqueum
Grows from southern India to eastern Malaya
Average growth 10-20 feet in height
Likes lots of rain evenly spaced throughout year
Leaves 2-10 inches long 1-6 inches wide
Pink when young, light green to yellow when mature
Grow in loose clusters of 3-7 at end of branches
Tree blooms twice a year July and September
Gibbons and Jambu fruit doves rely on it as food
Strangler Figs
Common names: Banyan Tree
Genus: Fiscus
Species: ssp.
Very important to rainforest ecosystem
1,000 different species of Fiscus
Hundreds of animals eat Figs
Bear fruit several times per year
Up to 70% of animals rely on figs as part of their diet
Tall canopy trees, grow up to 148 feet
Root systems grow up to 30 feet long
Light colored bark, umbrella shaped canopies
Leaves between 1.5-3 inches long
Bengal Tiger
Genus: Panthera
Species: tigris tigris
Chimpanzee
Common names: Chimp
Genus: Pan
Species: troglodytes
The base color of Bengal tiger is orange, brown and white to blend with environment
It has long black stripes down its body
It can get up to 575 pounds
It can grow to 10 feet long and 3 feet tall
The Bengal tiger is a carnivore
The tiger reaches maturity at the age of 5
The Bengal tiger lives to be 15 years old
King Cobra
Genus: Ophiophagus
Species: hannah
Silvery Gibbon
Common names: Javan, Moloch Gibbon, Owa, wauwau,
Genus: Hylobates
Species: moloch
Toco Toucan
Genus: Pamphastos
Species: toco
Wagler's Pit Viper
Genus: Tropidolaemus
Species: wagleri
Climate
Chimpanzees can grow up to 3 to 5 feet tall
They weigh up to 99lbs to 176lbs
Chimps have black hair
The grownups often go bald
They like to eat fruit and young leaves
Chimps are omnivores they eat insects and plants
Infants have pink faces darken with age
The king cobra belongs to the southeast asian rainforest
They are found near rivers and swamps
The king cobra can grow up to 12 to 18 feet long
Adults weigh 12 to 20 pounds
There fangs grow up to 1/2 a inch
There color is olive, brown or black
When threatened cobra rears front and expands neck
How Humans affect the environment
Every two seconds an acre of trees are cut down
Some scientists say every year an area of rainforest the size of Pennsylvania is lost
Humans chop down trees, mine, and turn rainforest into farms
We can help. Writing letters to the government and learning about rainforest plants and animals can help the rainforest.
Female gibbons sing in the morning
During the day the tend to collect fruit
The singing females can be herd for almost a mile
They weigh up to 13 pounds
Silvery gibbons have no tail
The toco toucan is the largest of its kind
This toucan can weigh up to 24 to 26lbs
The toucans bill is colored orange yellow and black
Its bill can get up to 8 inches in length
Its tongue is feather like
Blue skin surrounds its eye
They mate at different times depending on where they live
They lay 2 to 4 eggs
Lives in trees
Like humidity around 90%
Medium sized viper can grow up to 4 feet in length
Can sense heat and warm blooded animals with "pits" in nostrils
Hunts at night
Babies are born live
Can give birth from 6-50 young
Babies have fangs and are venomous as soon as born
Carnivore
Venom attacks red blood cells
King cobra preys on Viper
What It Looks Like
The rainforest is a very humid, damp, and warm environment. Plants thrive in the rainforest due to it's frequent rainfall, humidity, and type of soil. Trees, bushes, grass, flowers, and other plants grow all over the rainforest, making it one of the greenest biomes in the world. Most rainforests are located near the equator and the largest are in south-east Asia and Central and South America. The rainforest is one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. Because there are so many different plants many different animals can live there to eat those plants.
Tourist Activities
It is very humid because of all the rainfall. They get about 250cm of rainfall every year. It gets lots of rain because it's hot and wet. Trees can reach up to 164 feet. The trees form a canopy. The forest floor is called the understory. The temperature in the rainforest ranges from 64 degrees to 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The average temperature is 77 degrees Farenheit.
other animals
Tourists can do many different activities in the rainforest. There are river cruises, canopy tours, wildlife viewing, hiking, biking and many other activities. They can photograph animals and plant life, meet tribes that live there, and learn about the biome.
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