By: Nicole Dobson Tropical Rain Forest
What exactly is it? • More species of trees than anywhere else • Origin of more than ½ world’s animals & plants • Year-round warmth + mostly wet season
70-85°F & humid 50-300 inches rain per year Canopy of trees Understory So, What is it like there?
Epiphytes unique flora
Adaptations of flora • Buttresses • Leaf coverage in dry season
Birds mammals snakes amphibians reptiles Unique fauna
adaptations of fauna • Camouflage • Bigger/stronger beaks
35 species extinct everyday!!! • Mankind • Cutting down trees • pollution endangerment