Orchids come in all different colours,shapes and sizes. Although they are foundalmost everywhere in the world, the hugemajority of orchids in found in rainforests. There are more than 500 species of orchids found in the Amazon. There areabout 15,000 to 25,000 different types of orchids. There are more orchids in a rainforest than any biome in the world. Did you know that he flavour vanilla came from the vanilla orchid?
Did you know that some peoplebelieve that the coconut palm in the symbol on romance in thetropic? There are many varietiesof coconut trees! The smallest is called the Dwarf palm. Coconut trees have leaves that are 15-17 feet long. The leaves are yellowgreenish colour. The trunk is light grey.
African Elephant, Alpaca Anteater,Amazon Butterfly, Amazon Stingray, Arapaima, Army Ant, Aye-Aye Monkey, Bald Eagle, Bengal Tiger, Blue and Yellow Macaw, Cape Buffalo, Chimpanzee, Pygmy Marmoset, Pygmy Chimpanzee,Rainbow Boa, Scarlet Macaw, Sloth, Vampire Bat, Woolly Monkey.
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The Bengal tiger is a mammal. Did you know that the Bengal tiger capable of killing animals over twice itssize? The Bengal tiger is a carnivore, in other words a meat eater. Bengal tigers hunt big animals such as pigs, deer, antelopes and buffalo for their diet. Amale tiger can range up to the size of about 3 metersand the female can grow up to the size of 2.7 meters. The male can weigh up to 225kg and the female can weigh 135kg. The Bengal tigers coat is a reddish orange colour with narrow black, grey or brown stripes and icy blue eyes that will freeze you in fear!
Giant bamboo plants can grow up to 9 inches a day.Because there are so many trees in a rainforest, to cantake up to 10 minutes for the rain to reach the ground.Some rainforest monkeys are omnivores, eating bothanimals and plants.
Over 2,000 different species of butterflies are found inthe rainforests on South America.Flying animals of Asian rainforests include frogs,squirrels and snakes.1 out of 4 ingredients in our medicine is from rainforestplants.
80% of flowers in the Australian rainforest are notfound anywhere else in the world.The rainforests of Central Africa are home to morethan 8,000 different species of plants.In the moist rainforests of South America, sloths moveso slowly that algae can grow on their fur.