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Tropical Rainforests

by Mr. DeLoach


Mr. DeLoach
What is a Tropical rainforest?

We have all seen pictures of dense, rainy forests, green leaves poking out in all directions monkeys swinging in tall trees, toucans sitting upon branches, and pure green frogs leaping at a meal with all their strength, but what we don't often realize is the complexity of what a tropical rainforest is! The tropical rainforest is a hot, moist biome where it rains all year long. It is known for its dense canopies of vegetation that form three different layers. (
Where are Tropical Rainforests?

Generally speaking, tropical rainforests are at the equator due to the sun energy, but there are actually two types of rainforests, tropical and temperate. Tropical rainforests are found closer to the equator where it is warm. Temperate rainforests are found near the cooler coastal areas further north or south of the equator.
How Do Tropical Rainforests Exist?

The Existence of Tropical Rainforests has everything to do with the heat energy given by the sun near the equator. Tropical rainforests are so warm and moist that they produce as much as 75% of their own rain through evaporation and transpiration. Such ample sunlight and moisture are the essential building blocks for tropical rainforests' diverse flora and fauna. (
What Kinds of Life Dwell in Tropical Rainforests?

Jaguars, reptiles, many different birds all dwell and enjoy the hot and moist conditions of tropical rainforests. Because tropical rain forests are some of the oldest ecosystems on earth, they are home to a diverse population of plants and animals. In fact, around 50% of the world’s land-dwelling plants and animals can be found here — with new species still being discovered. (

Where are TROPICAL rainforests found?
At the equator

How many layers do they have?
3 layers of canopy

What kinds of animals dwell there and what conditions do they like?
There is a huge diversity of life, they like hot and wet conditions