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Tropical Rainforest. Erin Howard, Jon Barton, Morgan Windsor, and Kelsey Myers Period 2 January 2011. Location. South America Madagascar South east Asia Congo river basin Brazil Central America. Animals. Tree Snail. Can climb high up in a tree from predators.

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Tropical rainforest

Tropical Rainforest

Erin Howard, Jon Barton, Morgan Windsor, and Kelsey Myers

Period 2

January 2011


Location

Location

South America

Madagascar

South east Asia

Congo river basin

Brazil

Central America


Animals

Animals


Tree snail

Tree Snail

  • Can climb high up in a tree from predators.

  • Can blend with the bark and leaves.


Spider monkey

Spider Monkey

  • Long arms, legs, and tail to help climb trees and get food.


Noisy night monkey

Noisy Night Monkey

  • Nocturnal and arboreal so it can catch its prey at night.


Plants

Plants


Bengal bamboo

Bengal Bamboo

  • Can be very tall.

  • Can suck up extra water to prevent a flood.

  • If people aren’t careful, they could go extinct.


Coconut tree

Coconut Tree

  • Can be 50-85 feet tall.

  • Fruit has a hard outside.

  • This tree is facing extinction.


Duran tree

Duran Tree

  • Can live for a very long time.

  • Can be very tall.

  • Flowers can attract animals because of the odor.


Kapok tree

Kapok Tree

  • Can grow up to 150 feet or more.

  • Drought deciduous

  • Flowers attract bats.

  • People make canoes out of the trunk.


Strangler figs

Strangler Figs

  • Important to animals.

  • Can be very tall.

  • Faced with logging and fires every year.


Climate

CLIMATE.

  • Rarely gets higher than 93* or drops below 68*.

  • Humidity 77% and 88%.

  • There are no season’s.

  • Yearly tropical rain forest produces 40% of the earth oxygen.


Precipitation

PRECIPITATION.

  • The rain drops 50 to 260 inches a year,

  • The rain fall is often more than 100 inches.


Land and agricultural uses

Land and Agricultural uses

  • Some uses are bananas , vidous , mosses , and willows.

  • Soil- Nutrient poor and acidic.

  • Plants in the rain forest grow very close together and contend with the constant threat of insect predators , They have adapted by making chemicals that researchers have found useful as medicines.


Tourist attractions

Tourist attractions

  • The tropical rainforest is great for hiking. You might want to take some water though because the hikes can be long.

  • You can also camp. You should prob. Find a cabin to stay in though, unless you want to get wet and be eaten by bugs.


Tourist attractions1

Tourist attractions

  • You can take canopy tours in helicopters or you could zip line through the forest.

  • There is scuba diving that you can participate in that is in the oceans right beside the rain forest, so you might see some unique animals that you’ve never seen before.


Environmental concerns

Environmental concerns

  • Every year Brazil chops down an area of the forest the size of Nebraska.

  • 50 million acres of rain forest are cut down every year.


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