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The Rainforest. Introduction. This is my project on the rainforest . In my project there are facts about animals that live in the rainforest , plants that grow there and a tribe that lives there . . Aye-Aye.

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This is my project on the rainforest . In my project there are facts about animals that live in the rainforest , plants that grow there and a tribe that lives there .

aye aye
  • Aye-ayes can be found only on the island of Madagascar. These rare animals may not look like primates at first glance, but they are related to chimpanzees, apes, and humans.
  • Aye-ayes spend their lives in rainforest trees and avoid coming down to earth. They are nocturnal, and spend the day curled up in a ball-like nest of leaves and branches.
  • While perched aloft, the aye-aye taps on trees with its long middle finger and listens for wood-boring insect larvae moving under the bark. It employs the same middle finger to fish them out. The digit is also useful for scooping the flesh out of coconuts and other fruits that supplement the animal's insect diet.
  • These animals sleep for up to 20 hours a day ! And even when they are awake , they barely move at all . In fact, they're so incredibly slow , algae actually grows on their fur .
  • Sloths live in the tropical forests of Central and South America . With their long arms and shaggy fur , they resemble monkeys , but they are actually related to armadillos and anteaters . They can be 2 to 2.5 feet (0.6 to 0.8 meters) long and , depending on species , weigh from 8 to 17 pounds (3.6 to 7.7 kilograms) .
  • The Margay (Leopardus wiedii) is a spotted cat native to Central and South America . It is a solitary and nocturnal animal that prefers remote sections of the rainforest . It weighs from 2.6 to 4 kilograms (5.7 to 8.8 lb) , with a body length of 48 to 79 centimetres (19 to 31 in) , and a tail length of 33 to 51 centimetres (13 to 20 in) . Unlike most other cats, the female possesses only two teats .
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Venus Fly Trap
  • The Venus Flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) , is a carnivorous plant that catches and digests animal prey -mostly insects and arachnids . Its trapping structure is formed by the terminal portion of each of the plant's leaves and is triggered by tiny hairs on their inner surfaces . When an insect or spider crawling along the leaves contacts a hair, the trap closes if a different hair is contacted within twenty seconds of the first strike. The requirement of redundant triggering in this mechanism serves as a safeguard against a waste of energy in trapping objects with no nutritional value.
  • Sapodilla (Manilkara zapota) , is a long-lived evergreen tree native to Southern Mexico , Central America and the Caribbean . It is grown in huge quantities in India , Pakistan , Bangladesh and Mexico .Sapodilla can grow to more than 30 m (98 ft) tall with an average trunk diameter of 1.5 m (4.9 ft). The average height of cultivated specimens, however, is usually between 9 and 15 m (30 and 49 ft) with a trunk diameter not exceeding 50 cm (20 in). It is wind-resistant and the bark is rich in a white, gummy latex called chicle . The ornamental leaves are medium green and glossy. They are also alternate .
  • Poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima) is a shrub or small tree, typically reaching a height of 0.6 to 4 m (2 to 16 ft). The plant bears dark green dentate leaves that measure 7 to 16 cm (3 to 6 inches) in length. The coloured bracts—which are most often flaming red but can be orange, pale green, cream, pink, white or marbled—are often mistaken for flower petals because of their groupings and colours , but are actually leaves. The colours of the bracts are created through photoperiodism , meaning that they require darkness (12 hours at a time for at least 5 days in a row) to change colour. At the same time, the plants require abundant light during the day for the brightest colour.[4]
the yanomami
The Yanomami
  • The Yanomamiare a group of approximately 20,000indigenous people who live in some 200–250 villages in the Amazon rainforest on the border between Venezuela and Brazil . The Yanomami live in villages usually consisting of their children and extended families. Village sizes vary, but usually contain between 50 and 400 people. Yanomami frequently move to avoid areas that become overused . Children stay close to their mothers when young; most of the childrearing is done by women . One of the food sources for the Yanomami are grubs . Often the Yanomami will cut down palms in order to facilitate the growth of grubs.

I hope you liked my project .I learned alot from it and definitely enjoyed making it


By Lisa Marie Odonnell