The Tropical Rainforest-

Report
By: Bayaan Shalaby and Razan Kahlout
("Keeping world environment safer and greener")
The largest rainforest in the world is the Amazon Rainforest. Tropical
Rainforests are located in Africa, Asia, Australia, Central and South America.
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Tropical Rainforests are forests with long/tall trees.
They have hot/warm climates, and it rains a lot.
Tropical Rainforests are a chance for animals and
plants to interact and communicate. They put the
animals and plants in a safe environment. It has lots of
animals and plants because of all the rain and
sunshine. Rainforests are exposed to a lot of sunshine.
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Animals in the Tropical Rainforests?
Rainforests have the most diversity of living organisms on earth.
Although they cover less than 2% of the earths surface,
rainforests support more then 50% of plants and animals in the
world. Rainforests have 170,000 animals of the worlds
250,000 animals. The United States Of America has only 81
different species of frogs, while Madagascar which is smaller
than Texas has 300 species. Europe has 321 butterfly species,
while a park in the rainforest of Peru (Manu national park) has
1,200 species.
(“Animals in the Tropical Rainforests?”)
Animals
Physical Adaptation
Behavioral Adaption
Mammals: Jaguars
Skin is very loose, lessons Growling, hissing…etc is
the chance of injury.
giving them a chance to
win agreements without
getting injured.
Reptiles: Iguanas
Expendable tail, large
colored tongue for
defense…etc this helps
them adapt to the
tropical rainforest to get
out of danger.
To stay warm all the time,
iguanas sit on rocks in
the sun, to be able to
soak up the sun’s heat.
Birds: Scarlet Macaw
The Macaw has a foot
that is arranged with two
in front and two behind.
This helps in finding
food.
The Macaw has normal
big beaks, which helps
them act like their prey
which will help them get
their food.
("Animals and Their Adaptations in the Tropical Rainforest")-("Green Iguana")
("Scarlet Macaw")
Lianas: They live on the floor in the beginning of their lives,
but they depend on trees as they grow upward for the sunlight
to get survival.
Bromeliads: Their thick, waxy leaves make a bowl shape to
collect rain-water in the centre.
Epiphytes: Epiphytes grow on trees to be able to take
advantage of the sunlight in the canopy.
("Rainforest Plants")
("Rainforests")
("Lianas in the Tropical Rainforest")
("Jaguar in the rainforest")
("Scarlet Macaws in the rainforest")
 There are not only biotic factors in the tropical
rainforest like plants and animals. There are a lot of
abiotic factors in the rainforest such as:
 Air: Affects plants and animals by providing oxygen to
breathe
 Rainfall: Affects how healthy the trees are, and how
tall they grow.
 Rivers: Provides water for animals to drink.
("Abiotic Factors") (Newman 237)
("Rainforest River")
("Air in the rainforest")
Human Activity=Bad: Humans do not only take up the animal and
plants homes, but do they also cut the trees for building materials. This
first of all sometimes lessens the amount of food the animals and
plants have, but does it also stop a lot of oxygen, since we get oxygen
from trees.
Human Activity=Bad: The collection of fuel; oil usage; logging…etc,
these all are causing the rainforests to die even more and more. These
activities take life out of the rainforest, which is very un-fair. If we did
not have rainforests, we would not of had so much oxygen.
(“Threat to Human-Kind")
("Rainforest dying")
("Rainforests dying")
("Rainforests getting ruined")
 Rainforests also have symbiotic relationships between species. That
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means that the creatures that live in the rainforest work together to
both get benefited. For example, some plants create/perform/produce
little housing structures and sugar for ants, in return the ants protect
the plant from other insects that might want to eat/feed on the plants
leaves
Rainforests have biodiversity. Biodiversity is the large quantity/variety
of plants, animals, and fungi in the world. Scientists believe that half of
the plants, and animals living on earth’s surface are living in rainforests
Rainforests have a canopy. A canopy is a layer of branches and leaves
formed by the space between the close trees. The canopy may be 100
feet above ground
Rainforests get 8- inches (200 meters) of rain every year
Rainforests lie in tropics
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