Welcome to Eleni K. and Alexander M.'s Tropical Rainforest Home Page!​​​​LocationA tropical rain forest is found in several countries such as Central America, South America, Africa, Asia, and Austrailia, all located along the equator. The largest tropical rain forests can be found in Brazil and areas nearby in South America. They are also found in Western Africa and Indonesia. The smaller rain forests can be found in eastern Central America and parts of India and China.

Tropical Rain Forests' Location
Tropical Rain Forests' Location

Climate

There are two seasons in a tropical rainforest: a wet season and a dry season. Although there are only two seasons, the temperature ranges from 20 to 35 degrees Celsius year-round. The amount of precipitation is from 250 centimeters to 400 centimeters--that's almost from the classroom's floor to the ceiling! Even though rainforests are spread out across the world, all of them are different in some ways, as a result of farming, logging, and human settlement.

Amazon Rainforest
Amazon Rainforest

Amazon River
Amazon River
Amazon Rainforest

The Amazon Rainforest (shown above inside yellow lines) is the largest rainforest in the world. In this rainforest, the Amazon River runs through it. There are many animals living in the Amazon River and around it, including: crocodiles, sloths, toucans, electric eels, monkeys, iguanas, and many other animals that aren't found anywhere else in the world.

Waterfalls in the African Rainforest
Waterfalls in the African Rainforest

Orangutan playing
Orangutan playing

African Rainforest

The African Rainforest is home to over half of the world's animals. Deforestation, road construction, and slash-and-burn farming has wiped out nearly 90% of Africa's rainforest, forcing the animals to migrate to another rainforest in Africa.

Waterfall in he Indonesian Rainforest
Waterfall in he Indonesian Rainforest

Young orangutan
Young orangutan

Indonesian Rainforest

The Indonesian rainforest houses many plants and animals. The pulp and paper industry in Indonesia is destroying these rainforests for the trees, which are home to many innocent animals. Will the Indonesian rainforest still be standing next year?



Stream in the Australian Rainforest
Stream in the Australian Rainforest

Waterfalls in the Australian Rainforest
Waterfalls in the Australian Rainforest


Austalian Rainforest

Australia's rainforests cover approximately 900,000 hectacres in Australia. This continent's rainforests are one of the most ecologically fascinating areas in the world that are still standing today, and 80% of the flowers found here can't be found anywhere else in the world.

Tropical Rainforest Wet Season
Tropical Rainforest Wet Season

Tropical Rainforest Dry Season
Tropical Rainforest Dry Season

Tropical Rainforest Fun Facts
  • Only 50% (75 million acres) of the rainforests are still standing today.
  • Rainforests used to be on every continent.
  • If you use medicine often, thank the rainforests because 25% of ingredients in our medicine comes from them.
  • Giant bamboo plants can grow up to 9 inches a day.
  • Rain falling on the canopy can take up to ten minutes to reach the ground.
  • Sloths move so slowly that algae can grow on them because of the moist climate.
  • The Amazon Rainforest covers an area about two-thirds the size of the United States (not including Alaska and Hawaii).
  • The Amazon rainforest produces about 40% of the world's oxygen.
  • The rainforests cover only 2% of the world, but over half of the animals, plants, and insects are found here.


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