Tropical Rainforest Talia .V. Goldshtain
Characteristics • A rainforest can get 200 to 300 inches of rain a year. • There are trees that grows up to be 250 feet tall. • There is not much that grows on the forest floor. • A rainforest now looks about the same as it did a million years ago. • The temperature in the rainforest is 70 to 80 degrees . • The rainforest is cool and dark at the bottom.
Location • South America • Central America • South East Asia • New Guinea • Australia • Madagascar • Africa • Equator • Latin America • Brazil • Pacific Islands • West Africa
Plant Life • Bromlaid is a type of plant that grows on trees and the forest floor. • In the rainforest you can find 7 different kinds of ferns. • Kapok trees can grow up to be 150 to 200 feet tall. • Bamboo is the largest grass in the world and is only found in the rainforest. • Sugar Cane is also found there and is 10 feet tall with lots of sugar. • Buttresses plants can rise 30 feet high into the rainforest.
Animal Life • Anteaters have tongues to carry a baby. • Cook-of-the-Rock , which is a bird, builds nests on boulders. • A dragonfly’s wing span is up to 7 inches wide. • Humming birds have feathers that shimmer and shine. • Iguanas eat plants and insects. • The Urania Butterfly has colors to help them get a mate.
Resources • www.mebgen.net • A walk in the Rainforest by Kristin Pratt • Tropical Rainforest by Elaine Landau