Boa Constrictors in the Rainforest Rafiq Introduction The rainforests of the world are important to us and animals. Rainforest are located in southern Asia , South America, Central America and the Pacific Islands. They are near the equator. It rains a lot and it is hot too. There are four layers in the rainforest. There are many animals and plants in the rainforest. That’s why rainforests are important to us. Forest Floor and Understory The forest floor and the understory are the two lowest layers in the rainforest. The forest is a vary wet and dark. It is lowest layer in the rainforest . The understory is the second lowest layer in the rainforest . Small animals live and go around in the trees. Canopy and the Emergent layers The canopy and the emergent layer are the two highest layers. It has a little water dripping down. The emergent layer has the tallest trees. . Supplies/Products You can get a lot of things from the rainforest. You can get coconut, wood, paper, cocoa, gum, rubber, bananas, coffee, vanilla and oranges. Chocolate comes from cocoa beans. Rubber also comes from the rainforest too. Appearance Boa constrictors are a very long snake. They come in three different colors, red, brown and grey. They have creamy and tough scales. They weigh about 30 pounds. Habitat Boa constrictors live in south America in Brazil at the Amazon river. Diet Boa constrictors eat other animals. They are carnivores too. It also doesn't get hungry for three months are after their meal. Predators and Pray It’s prey is lizards, rats, mice, pigs, squirrels and birds. Big boas can even eat small deer. Adaptations Boa’s can be up to 6 to 11 feet long . Boa constrictor also can from 13 pounds to 30 pounds . They are vary strong and can wrap around their pray. Interesting facts Boa’s are reptiles like a caiman. They are coldblooded it means they are not mammals They also have large scales.