4th Period Tropical Rainforest 2Presentation Transcript
Tropical Rainforest By: Aungelize C
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Plants of the Tropical Rainforest
Vanilla is split in two different groups, one that you use for eating and ones you use for household objects. Vanilla is the most labor intestine crop in the world. That is why it is expensive in the stores. It takes three years for one flower to grow on its vine.
The Rubber tree is known well from the stuff made from their milky sap. The sap provides food for fishes and other animals during floods. The tree’s seed capsules burst and are sent flying into water. They get eaten during the flood by many animals.
Orchids is one of the most beautiful flowers found in the rainforest. There are over 1,300 species of different orchids. Orchids are the largest plant family, living in almost all environments.
Animals of the Tropical Rainforest
The Macaw is part of the parrot family. This beautifully colored bird is very big. Their bodies can be as big as 34in. long and can weigh over 2 lbs. Almost all of these birds live inside a tropical rainforest. These birds eat basically any tropical fruits and nuts they can find.
Pumas are called many names, cougars, panther, or mountain lions. They are all the same animal. Pumas inhabit a variety of ecosystems. Pumas are large cat therefore they need a lot more to eat. They can grow up to 9ft. long, including their tail. Female reach up to 7ft. This animal has a diet of large and small mammals.
The Capuchin occur in large and noisy groups. A troop, least 2 to 30, is made of a single adult male plus females and their young. These animals eat both insects and fruits.
Adaptations of Animals in Tropical Rainforest
The secret lies in the ability of many animals to adapt to eating a specific plant or animal, which few other species are able to eat. Macaws have such big beaks because the beaks give them an advantage over other birds with smaller beaks. The fruits and nuts from many trees have evolved with a tough shell to protect them from predators. In turn Macaws developed large strong beaks, which serves as a nutcracker and provides them with many tasty meals.
Where Are Tropical Rainforest Located?
Human Impact on Tropical Rainforest
The greatest cause of tropical rainforest destruction today comes from human activities, which, unlike natural damage, are unrelenting and thorough. Although much of this deforestation is driven by economic forces, a proportion serves no long-term purpose. Many of the effects from human destruction of the rainforests are probably not fixable.
This biome is home to 2.5 million insect species, tens of thousands of plants, and about 2000 birds and mammals. The numerous of plant kinds is the greatest on earth with some experts estimating that one square kilometer may contain over 75,000 kinds of trees and 150,000 species of higher plants.