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  • The Rainforest
    • By Jennifer Dooms
    • ED 205 Section 15
    • The Rainforest
    • Where are rainforests located?
    • What kind of animals live in the rainforest?
    • What is the weather like in the rainforest?
    • Rainforest fun facts
    • Pictures of animals in the rain forest
    • Video about life in the rainforest
    • About the author
    • Resources
    • Concept map
  • Where can I find rainforests around the world?
    • The map below shows the location of the world's tropical rainforests.   Rainforests cover only a small part of the earth's surface - about 6%, yet they are home to over half the species of plants and animals in the world . Rainforests can be found in over 85 countries around the world!
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  • What kind of animals live in the rainforest?
    • The rainforest is home to more than half of the world's animals. All types of creatures are represented, from tiny insects to large mammals.
    Many of the animals found in the rainforest are becoming endangered because their homes (trees) are being cut down! Click here to view a movie about life in the rainforest Quit Click on the next slide to See more pictures
  • Some Pictures of Animals found in the rainforest Scarlet Macaw Orangutan Boa Click here to hear Sounds of the Rainforest Quit
  • More pictures! porcupine Alligator Rhinos Komodo Dragon Quit
  • What is the weather like in the rain forest?
    • Tropical rainforests are very wet, and very warm in temperature.
    • It can rain EVERYDAY in the rainforest!!!
    • Rainforests can get up to 60-70 inches of rain in 1 year!
    • It is usually between 75-80 degrees all year long in the rain forest. (This would be like having early summer weather all year!)
    • Click on the next slide to
    • Get more fun facts
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  • Rain forest fun facts
    • Rainforests are found on every continent across the Earth, except Antarctica.
    • There are two major types of rainforest: temperate rainforests and tropical rainforests .
    • The largest temperate rainforests are found on North America's Pacific Coast and stretch from Northern California up into Canada.
    • Rainforests are critical in maintaining the Earth's limited supply of drinking and fresh water.
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  • More fun rainforest facts!
    • More than 56,000 square miles of natural forest are lost each year.
    • An area of a rainforest the size of a football field is being destroyed each second.
    • 1 out of 4 ingredients in our medicine is from rainforest plants.
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  • Sounds of the rainforest
    • This is a howler monkey, he can be found in a rainforest.
    Click on the image above to hear what a howler monkey sounds like Quit
  • Life in the Rainforest Click on the image to the play the video! Quit
  • About the Author
    • I am a senior at Grand
    • Valley and I am majoring
    • In psychology and special
    • Education. I grew up
    • On the east side of the
    • State, near Detroit!
    • Feel free to email me at
    • [email_address]
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  • Resources
    • Map of location of rainforests
    • http://www.srl.caltech.edu/personnel/krubal/rainforest/Edit560s6/www/animals.html
    • Pictures of rainforest animals
    • http://travel.mongabay.com/rainforest_animal_photos.htm
    • Rainforest fun facts:
    • http://www.nature.org/rainforests/explore/facts.html
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