Tropical rainforests are located in a
band around the equator .
This 3,000 mile wide band is called
Their average temperature reaches up
to 24-30c.It is always warm , and
there is no real seasons.
The tropical rain forest is very humid
because of all the rainfall it gets . It
receives about 200-450cm of rain per
year. That is about 8 to 14 feet of
The soil in a tropical rainforest is very
low in nutrients . It is also very thin.
The tropical rainforest is the most
biologically diverse biome . It has
many plants like Bengal Bamboo ,
coconut tree , strangler figs , Lianas ,
Epiphytes , Bromeliads , boigainvillea
There is a wide variety of animals
that adapt to their surroundings in
many ways. Most of the animals
camouflage to their environment like
the Poison Arrow frog , 2-toed sloth ,
Orangutan , spider monkey , cicada ,
bullet ant , walking stick , bird eating
snake , whip tail lizard , chestnut-
mandibled toucan , etc.
There are 4 layers of the Tropical Rain
forest. #1The emergent layer-The tallest
trees are the emergents , towering as much
as 200 feet above the forest floor with
trunks that measure up to 16 feet around.
#2The canopy layer-This is the primary
layer of the forest and forms a roof over
the 2 remaining layers. #3Understory layer-
little sunshine reaches this area so the plants
have to grow larger leaves to reach the
sunlight. #4Forest floor-Its very dark down
here . Almost no plants grow in this area .
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