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Tropical Rainforest. Created by: Nick Galbraith. Global location and Climate Conditions. The rainforest is located in Brazil 60% of the rainforest is in Brazil. Rarely colder than 77 degrees Fahrenheit Rarely hotter than 90 degrees Fahrenheit

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Tropical rainforest

Tropical Rainforest

Created by: Nick Galbraith

Global location and climate conditions
Global location and Climate Conditions

  • The rainforest is located in Brazil

  • 60% of the rainforest is in Brazil

  • Rarely colder than 77 degrees Fahrenheit

  • Rarely hotter than 90 degrees Fahrenheit

  • Winter temperatures only 3-4 degrees colder than summer

Brazilian rainforest flora
Brazilian Rainforest Flora

  • There are over 55,000 different species of plants in this rainforest

  • Some plants such as the Venus fly trap has adapted to eat animal matter

  • Epiphytes are plants that have roots that dangle from the air instead of in the ground

  • Some trees have adapted to have buttress roots which are about 15 feet above the ground

  • Bromeliads are plants that have adapted to have a wide open “mouth” to catch rain water in

Brazilian rainforest fauna
Brazilian Rainforest Fauna

  • In the rainforest there are 3000 species of freshwater fish

  • 520 mammal species

  • 1622 bird species

  • 468 reptile species

  • One adaptation is leafcutter ants climb trees to get leaves, which then they put their saliva on it and it creates fungus, which they eat

  • The three toed sloth has green algae that grows on it to camouflage it and its extreme slowness makes predators unable to see it

  • Other animals such as frogs are very bright colored which warns predators that it is poisonous

Value of the rainforest
Value of the Rainforest

  • The value of this biome is it has 75% of all species in the world

  • This is important because without this biome these species wouldn’t exist

  • Less than 1 percent of the worlds tropical forest plants have been tested for medicine, yet a quarter of all modern medicines came originally from rainforests

Cool research
Cool Research

  • Shiv Sudan wrote a research paper on the rainforest

  • They are trying to discover how the rainforest is being destructed

  • They are looking at this by gathering information on the amount of trees up per year

  • Keep trees up and have more life forms