By: Tala Malli Kenzy Zakaria Grade: 6A

By: Tala Malli
Kenzy Zakaria
Grade: 6A
Tropical Rainforests are forests that contain
a lot of trees. It always has a warm climate
so it is not so cold. It rains very much and in
some rainforests it rains more than an inch
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Tropical Rainforests and Rainforests are found in
Africa, Asia ,Australia, and Central and South
America. The largest Rainforest in the world is the
Amazon Rainforest. Rainforests are also found in the
tropics between the Tropic of Capricorn and Tropic
of Cancer.
Rainforests stabilize the earth’s climate by absorbing the
carbon dioxide (CO2) and then produces oxygen (O2). In this
part of the region the sun is very strong and shines about the
same amount of time every day, all year long making the
climate warm and stable. Rainforests also affect local
weather conditions by creating rainfall and moderating
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In the Tropical Rainforests and in the non- Tropical
Rainforests there are many species of animals, for
 Mammals
 Birds
 Reptiles
 Amphibians
 Insects
Here they are: …
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Many different species of animals have different adaptations.
Mammals' adaptations are having thick fur to protect them from
the cold. Or to have colored skin to camouflage them so
predators cannot attack them. Mammal sizes range from Tiny
Mouse Lemurs to African Forest Elephants. The first 2 types of
Mammals are best known. There are 3 types of mammals. They
are the Profile Primates, Cats, and the other types of animals.
Profile Primates:
 Jaguar
 Ocelot
Bolivian Fray Titi
Dusky Titi Monkey
Ebony Langur
Golden Lion Tamarin
Long- Tailed Macaque
Proboscis Monkey
Squirrel Monkey
Wied’s Tufted- Eared
 Woolly Monkey
Other animals in the rainforests:
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African Forest Buffalo
Bearded Pig
Giant Anteater
Giant River Otter
Malayan Tapir
Sumatra Rhino
Wild Boar
The sloth is one of the mammals in the Tropical Rainforests. Sloths
are remarkably slow – moving animals. They are found in Central
and South America. There are 2 different species of Sloths. There
is the two- toed and the three- toed. Most of the Sloths’ sizes are as
big as a small dog. Their heads are very flat and short. They move
so slowly that camouflaging algae on their coats. The adaptations
of the sloths are, moving extremely slowly so no predators can see
them. Also, since they move very slowly, green colored algae
camouflages in the forest so any other predators won’t find them.
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There are many varieties of Birds that include parrots, hornbills, toucans, and raptors
like eagles, hawks and vultures. Some of the migratory birds, during the winter, stay
in rainforests and then return in Spring and Summer. Some of the Birds’ adaptations
are: The beaks of the Parrots and Toucans give them a great advantage over other
birds with smaller beaks. The fruits and nuts from many trees have evolved with a
tough shell to protect them from predators. In turn toucans and parrots developed
large strong beaks, which serves as a nutcracker and provides them with many tasty
 African Grey Parrot
 Great Blue Turaco
 Scarlet Ibis
 Asian Pied Hornbill
 Hyacinth Macaw
 Black Lapped Lory
 Malachite Kingfisher
 Blue and Gold Macaw
 Milky Stork
 Concave- Casqued
 Motmot
 Nicobar Pigeon
 Double – Wattled
 Parrot
 Peacock
 Fiery – Billed Anacari
 Rainbow Lorikeet
 Golden –Neck Cassowary
 Red Lorikeet
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 Rhinoceros Hornbill
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Scarlet Macaw
Swainson’s Toucan
Westerned – Crowned
 Wrethed Hornbill
 Yellow – Crested
In Tropical Rainforests many Reptiles and Amphibians live. These
are found in not all of the Tropical Rainforests. Unfortunately, many
of these species are under threat due to their habitat loss, pet
trade, and environmental change. Amphibians are particularly at
risk because of an outbreak of a deadly disease that is spreading
around the world. This disease has killed approximately 170
species of frogs and toads over the past 30 years. Scientists have
still not investigated what has been causing the outbreak or how
this outbreak could be controlled. Emergency measures have
been accomplished for some of the endangered species, which
are being collected and kept in zoos, aquariums, and botanical
gardens until cures for these animals can be found.
The types of reptiles and amphibians will be on the next slide.
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 Boa Constrictor
 African Slender –
 Cave Dwelling Ratsnake Snouted Crocodile
 Gmelin’s Bronzeback  Caiman
 Green Bush Viper
 Green Tree Python
Crowned Adamid
Day Gecko
Fijian Iguana
Green-Eyed Gecko
Leaf Chameleon
Leaf - Tailed Gecko
Mangrove Monitor
Water Monitor Lizard
 Blue Poison Dart Frog
Yellow Poison Dart Frog
Green Poison Dart Frog
Giant Monkey Frog
Panama Golden Frog
Tomato Frog
White Tree’s Frog
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Most of the species in the Tropical Rainforests are insects.
Approximately one quarter of the animal species are named and
described by scientists as beetles. Roughly 500,000 kinds of beetles
The types of insects that are in the Tropical Rainforests are:
Archduke Butterfly
Clear- Winged Butterfly
Dung Beetle
Owl Butterfly
Pill Millipede
Praying Mantis
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Around two-thirds of the world’s plants are found in the Tropical
Rainforests. The plants there provide shelter and food for all the
species of animals. As well as absorbing the CO2 (carbon
dioxide) and releasing the O2 (oxygen). Tropical Rainforest
plants live in a warm and humid environment which allows a
huge variation rare in more of the temperate climates. Some of
them, like the orchids, have beautiful flowers that adapt to attract
very large amounts of insects.
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The Coffee Plant
The Coffee family is the largest plant family with over
6000 species. They are mostly found in the tropics in
the world. However, the leaves are usually opposite to
the stem or arranged in a circular arrangement. The
adaptations of the Coffee Plant are: they still have the
live energy when people pick them so the caffeine still
lasts so anybody can drink it in coffee.
Chambers, John . "Coffee Plant." Chambers Wildlife Rainforest Lodges. N.p.,
1998-2009. Web. 17 Mar 2010. <>.
The Cassowary Plum
The Cassowary Plum is a very large, bright blue and eggshaped fruit. Their trees have long large leaves that are
arranged in an up-right circular arrangement. The
adaptations of the Cassowary Plum are: they have long
leaves to help it push and grow out of the ground.
Chambers, John . "Cassowary Plum." Chambers Wildlife Rainforest
Lodges. N.p., 1998-2009. Web. 17 Mar 2010. <>.
Fork Fern
The Fork Ferns are small plants that usually grow above
ground in the Daintree. They have very long and thin
light green stems that poke repeatedly. The adaptations
of the Fork Fern are: It reproduces the spores cell so it
can function properly and live.
Chambers, John. "Fork Fern." Chambers Wildlife Rainforest Lodges.
Tropical North Queensland, Australia, 1998-2009 . Web. 17 Mar 2010.
Tropical rainforests are important to everyone,
not just to the plants and animals living there.
For example, scientists are always discovering
new plants. Some of these plants contain
substances that can be made into medicines. In
addition, tropical rainforests store huge
quantities of carbon, while producing much of
the world's oxygen. Some people call tropical
rainforests the lungs of the planet because they
make so much of the oxygen that animals and
humans can be able to breathe. Another
important role tropical rainforests play is in
regulating global weather. They maintain
regular rainfall. They also help prevent floods,
droughts, and erosion.
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The effects on the tropical rainforest because of human
activities are: They chopped down the trees that block the
sunlight. Therefore increasing temperature. They take
minerals, flowers, and other things. To make beverages
and medicine. They kill animals in order to get food. And
when they do this, they throw the food chain and the
society totally off. Like if they killed a snake, now more
frogs can live and eat more grass and plants. And pretty
soon they'll be no more grass and plants. And grass and
plants is a main source of oxygen. And if they cut down
trees along with that it would be disastrous. Then,
animals would die.
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Average Temperature
• In an average year in a tropical rainforest, the climate
is very humid do to all of the rain which amounts to
about 250cm per year. The rainforest has lots of rain
because it is very hot and wet.
• The climate is found near the equator. That means that
is more sunlight hitting that area than any where else.
The average temperature of a rain forest is about 77°
Fahrenheit. In the winter the temperature is
• 40o F. The most amount of rain that the rainforest has
ever gotten is 180 inches.
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• Humans are the main cause of
rainforest destruction or
deforestation. Humans are cutting
down rainforests for many
reasons, including:
• wood for both timber and wood for
making fires;
• agriculture for both small and
large farms;
• land for poor farmers who don't
have anywhere else to live;
• grazing land for cattle; and
• road construction
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• Some steps for saving rainforests and, on a broader
scale, ecosystems around the world is to focus on
• Teach others about the importance of the environment
and how they can help save rainforests.
• Restore damaged ecosystems by planting trees on land
where forests have been cut down.
• Encourage people to live in a way that doesn't hurt the
• Establish parks to protect rainforests and wildlife
• Support companies that operate in ways that minimize
damage to the environment
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• The Coqui
• The Puerto Rican coqui is a very small tree frog
about one inch long. Some coquies look green,
some brown and some yellowish - actually they
are translucent. Coquies have a high pitched
sound and can be heard from far away.
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1. What is the world's largest rainforest?
2. What are 3 reasons why rainforests are
3. What are 3 reasons why rainforests are
being destroyed?
4. Where are Rainforest located?
5. How much do tropical rainforest cover from
the world?
6. List 3 mammals that live in the rainforest?
7. List 3 kinds of plants?
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