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  • 1. Fair Use Statement
    This presentation has been prepared under fair use exemption of the U.S. Copyright Law and are restricted from further use
  • 2. At Home in the Tropical Rainforest
    We will be learning how to identify the layers of the rainforest and the animals that live within them.
  • 3. How Many Layers are there?
    FOUR
    Emergent Layer
    Canopy Layer
    Understory
    Forest Floor
  • 4. The Emergent Layer
    What is it?
    The emergent layer is the top layer of the rainforest.
    What Kind of trees are in this layer?
    Trees that reach above the canopy layer.
    Trees that have huge mushroom shaped tops.
    These trees receive the most amount of sunlight , but also have to take in high temperatures, low humidity, and strong winds.
  • 5. Example of the Emergent Layer
    The Emergent layer
  • 6. What is an Animal that lives in the Emergent Layer?
    Top predator that lives in the Emergent layer….
    Harpy eagle
    He is a fierce hunter who perches in the tallest tree to seek out his prey.
    His color helps him blend in with the bark of the trees.
  • 7. The Canopy Layer
    What is it?
    This is the layer located right under the Emergent layer.
    Also located 60 to 90 feet off the ground.
    What is it like?
    The trees in the Canopy have broad irregular crowns that form a tight continuous Canopy.
    Branches of the trees are covered with other plants and tied together with vines.
    This is were 90% of the organisms in the rainforest are located.
  • 8. Example of the Canopy
    The Canopy layer
    Notice the vines
  • 9. Two examples of Animal that lives in the Canopy…
    There are many animals that live in the canopy, but today we are going to look at…..
    The White faced Capuchin
    AND
    TheTucan
  • 10. White Faced Capuchin
    • The canopy for these monkeys is their home.
    • 11. They stay here for shelter, to avoid predators on the forest floor, and to seek fruits and seeds from the trees and epiphytes of the rainforest canopy.
  • The Toucan
    • The bill of the toucan is hollow and very lightweight.
    • 12. He uses his bill to reach fruits at the ends of small branches .
    • 13. His bill gives him a competitive advantage over other birds.
  • The Understory
    What does this layer consist of?
    This layer is a dark layer because the Emergent and Canopy layer takes most of the sunlight, leaving this layer with only 2-15% of sunlight
    It is mostly an open area, with young trees and plants that tolerate low light.
    Fun Fact
    Most of popular house plants come from this layer.
  • 14. Understory Example…
    The Understory
    Notice that there is not much sunlight
  • 15. What is a popular animal in the Understory?
    • The Anteater
    • 16. These anteaters forage the rainforest floor for ants and termites.
    • 17. Never stay in one area for long.
    • 18. After looking for food all day they find shelter for the night in tree bases, hollow logs, or by scraping a hollow place in the ground.
  • The Forest Floor
    What is it?
    The bottom layer of the rainforest
    What does it contain?
    The forest floor only receives 2 % of sunlight.
    Not much grows here but plants that can live in ver y low sunlight.
    You could find fallen leaves, seeds, fruits, and branches that decompose quickly.
  • 19. What kind of Animals live on the Forest floor?
    Along with the many insects of the forest, the bigger predators live on the forest floor. Such as:
    Tigers, which are the biggest cats of the rainforest.
    The are an endangered specie
    They can live in almost any climate
    All they need is shade, water and prey. That is exactly what they can find in all layers of the rainforest.
  • 20. Bibliography
    http://www.learnnc.org/lp/pages/3095
    http://mbgnet.net/sets/rforest/explore/layers.htm
    http://www.tigerhomes.org/animal/images/rainforest-layers.gif
    http://striweb.si.edu/rainforest/rainforest_layers.html
    http://www.rainforesteducation.com/life/canopy3.htm
    http://www.maiaw.com/anteater/