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The Tropical Rainforest

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  1. The Tropical Rainforest Sharon Baick, Kelly Park, Yvette Piedra

  2. Rarely gets higher than 93°F Rarely drops below 68°F Temperature Average humidity is between 77 & 88 % Rainfall is > 100 inches a year

  3. Rainfall • rainfall is often more than 100 inches a year • The trees themselves give off water through the pores of their leaves (transpiration); it accounts for as much as half of the precipitation in the rain forest • With over 80 inches of rain per year, plants have made adaptations that helps them shed water off their leaves

  4. Types of Organisms • Africa forest elephant • Bengal tiger • Chimpanzee • Dawn bat • Golden lion tamarin • Harpy eagle • Orangutan • Silvery gibbon • Vampire bat • Kinkajou (flavus)

  5. Linn’s Sloth • Adaptations • To defend itself and climb trees, the sloth has developed two claws on each front foot. • The greenish color helps camouflage itself in the rainforest’s lush environment • It has an algae that grows on its fur that gives it nutrients by licking itself • Big pouch stomach that helps digest though cellulose in the leaves it eats

  6. Vampire Bat • Adaptations • Thumb claw that sticks out from the front of its wing to aid climbing around prey • Specialized infrared sensors on its nose used to perceive temperature • Front teeth specialized for cutting

  7. Kinkajou • Adaptations • Sharp claws help them climb trees and their long tails help them hang from tree to tree (due to its grip) • Teeth are good for eating and ripping food found in the rainforest • Benefits from the environment by eating insects such as termites

  8. Food Web

  9. Food Web

  10. Food Web

  11. Food Web

  12. Human threats • Large hydroelectric projects • Inundation of forest tracts (flat land) • Pollutions • Urbanization • deforestation • Hunting/Poaching • Introduction of alien species • foreign plants/ animals • Tourism

  13. The End of Rainforest Biomes