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  • 1. By: Maryalice Sherlock EDU 290
  • 2.
    • There are rainforests in Central America, South America, Africa, Asia, and Australia
    • The Amazon is the largest rainforest
    Flickrfavorites, “Rainforests of the World” May 28, 2009 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution Noncommerical No Derivative Works. Rainforests Around the World
  • 3.
    • Tropical vs. temperate
    • One common factor is of course, rain
    • Biodiversity- variety of living things
    Ben Harris-Roxas, “Daintree Rainforest” February 23, 2008 via Fickr, Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial Share Alike.
  • 4.
    • About half of all animal species in the world live in the rainforests
    Animals flickrfavorites, “Animals of the Rainforest” May 30, 2009 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution Noncommerical No Derivative Works
  • 5.
    • A Sloth is a slow moving mammal that lives in the rainforests of Central and South America.
    • Some sloths may stay in the same for years.
    Marika Luders, “Sloth in cahuita national park” February 14, 2005 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial.
  • 6.
    • Wards off predators with its bright colors
    • There are about 170 different kinds of this frog
    • The poison arrow frog lives in Central and South America.
    Traveling Fools of America, “poison arrow frog 2” May 29, 2007 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution Noncommerical.
  • 7.
    • This includes zebras, giraffes, elephants, gorillas, tigers, cheetahs, and many other animals
  • 8.
    • These animals include: kangaroos, koalas, among others in Australia
    • In Asia there are elephants, tigers, panthers
  • 9.
    • Annual Rainfall-averages around 80 in.
    • Temperature Ranges
    Dan Nevill, “rain in the forest” May 7, 2006 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution No Derivative Works Weather
  • 10.
    • Variety of fruits
    • Origin of chocolate
    • Spices
    Simon Goldenburg, “tropical fruits” January 26, 2008 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution No Derivative Works
  • 11.
    • Loss of habitat-deforestation
    • Environmental changes
  • 12.
    • Facts and Information:
    • http://www.srl.caltech.edu/personnel/krubal/rainforest/Edit560s6/www/where.html
    • http://kids.mongabay.com/elementary/003.html
    • http://www.mbgnet.net/sets/rforest/index.htm
    • http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Animals/ReptilesAmphibians/Facts/FactSheets/Poisondartfrog.cfm