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Rainforest Rachel


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Rainforest Rachel

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  2. 2. The Tropical rainforest is very wet. Rainfalls nearly every day. The total rain fallper year is between 1500 and 2500mm. Theair is very humid because of some of thehigh temperatures the rainforestsometimes get. The air is so humid it fillsabout 70% of the air.
  3. 3. The temperature in the day isbetween 30 and 35 degreesCelsius. During the night it isbetween 20 and 25 degrees.Tropical rainforests grow alongthe equator so they are in a hotclimate. Temperate rainforestsgrow in other places andtropical rainforests get morerain than temperate ones.
  4. 4. The Tropical Rainforests need togrow in warm places so theygrow along the equator. Someof the continents include Centraland South America, CentralAfrica and Southern Asia.
  5. 5. One well known tropical rainforest iscalled the Amazon Rainforest and islocated in the upper section of SouthAmerica. These countries have smallerrainforests: Southern China, North EastAustralia, India, Madagascar and PapuaNew Guinea.
  6. 6. The Rainforest is fullof wonderful plantsand here are someof them. Bengal bamboo Coconut tree Passion Flower Drip leaves Mangrove Forests Curare Orchids Rubber Tree Buttress Roots
  7. 7. Bengal BambooBengal Bamboo is found in the SoutheastAsian Rainforest. The Bamboo does verywell in a moist environment with lots of rain.It likes the temperature between 4 and 38degrees Celsius. It can grow between 40and 80 feet high. The colour is dark greenand some types are sort of brown. Theleaves are long and narrow.DID YOU KNOW?• That Bengal Bamboo is actually a grass. It is the largest grass in the world!• It grows very fast and it has a life span between 25 and 40 years.
  8. 8. Rainforest OrchidsRainfores t Orchids are found everywhere inthe world but majorly in the rainforests. Theycome in many different colours, sizes andshapes. The Bucket Orchid is from CentralAmerica and it has small bucket on it (as saysits name) that attracts bees. World-wide, there are over 25,000 different speciesof orchids. In the rainforest, orchids grow ontree branches and tree trunks.DID YOU KNOW?• The flavour vanilla come from the vanilla orchid.• Orchids grow on every continent apart from Antarctica.
  9. 9. The Rainforest is also full ofwonderful animals andhere are some of them:• Spider Monkey• Toucan• Gorilla• Jaguar• Sloth• Vampire Bat• Morpho Butterfly• Orangutan• Bengal Tiger• Macaw• Red-eye tree frog
  10. 10. Morpho ButterflyThe Morpho Butterfly is born as a brown-redcaterpillar with patches on it’s back colouredlime-green. Their wingspan is between 13-17cm, with brown dots around the edge andbright blue wings. They only like it very humidand a temperature between 35 and 40 degreesCelsius. They try to find rotten fruit to drink thejuice out of as food. Their predators includebaby jaguars, fish and birds.DID YOU KNOW?• There are actually about 50 species of Morpho butterflies.• That they are called the Morpho Butterfly because the underside of the wing is the colour of a moth’s wing.
  11. 11. Spider MonkeySpider Monkeys live in South and CentralAmerica. The are omnivores and they aremammals. Their life span is between 20-30 yearsin the wild. Their size is between 14-26 inches or35 to 66cm. Their weight is about 6 kg. If theyare in a group, it’s called a troop. They spendmuch of their time swinging from tree to tree.They’re usually in groups of 30. Their diet is madeup of 90% fruit and nuts, seeds, eggs andinsects.DID YOU KNOW?• That their name was made after their look when they have all four limbs on braches, with their tail and it makes them look like a spider.
  12. 12.  Sun-Grass-Zebra-Lion Grass-Grasshopper-Rat-Snake-Hawk Fig-Sloth-Jaguar-Bacteria Sunlight-Grass-SmallTropical Bird- Larger Scavenger Bird-Jaguar or big cat Seeds-Parrots-Python Orchids-Chimpanzees-Jaguars
  13. 13. Python Jaguar Vampire Bats Iguanas Red-Eye Tree Frog Chimpanzees Parrots Macaws Fruit Bats Monkeys Insects Orchids Seeds Banana Tree Bamboo Coconut Tree1st2nd
  14. 14.  80% of Australian flowers are not found anywhere else in the world There’re over 30 million species of plants and animals in the rainforest An area the size of a football field is being destroyed each second The Amazon Rainforest is the largest rainforest in the world Rainforests used to cover 14% of the earths surface but it now only covers 6%
  15. 15.  There are over 750 species of trees in the rainforest Rainforests have 170,000 of the world’s 250,000 plants The USA has about 80 or more species of frogs Rainforests are very important to us and the Earth because the plants from the rainforest generate much of the Earth’s oxygen
  16. 16. Bibliography e/monkeyfacts.html plans/handout.html Heading Sites
  17. 17. I hoped you learnt somethingabout the Rainforest.