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Some Interesting Facts About The Tropical Rainforest Ecosystem


Tropical rainforests are one of the most endangered ecosystems in the world. The tropical rainforest ecosystem can be found in places near the equator in the countries of Asia, Australia, Africa, South America, Central America and on many of the Pacific Islands. The tropical rainforest ecosystem is also called a tropical wet forest or a tropical moist broadleaf forest. They have also been classified as lowland equatorial evergreen rainforests.

One of the characteristics of the tropical rainforest ecosystem is the high level of rain that falls there. The minimal average of rainfall per year is between70 to 80 inches. The tropical rainforest ecosystem climate is also consistently warm throughout the year with an average temperature of over 64 degrees. The warm and wet tropical rainforest ecosystem is home to a wide variety of species. They are also the home to a large number of valuable plants that are used to make medicines to treatment many illnesses.

The tropical rainforest ecosystem has an upper canopy of leafs that restricts the amount of sunshine that penetrates through to the floor of the forest making it easier for animals and people to walk through the rainforest. The tropical rainforest ecosystem is so fertile that if the overhead leaf covering is destroyed a new growth of dense vines will grow up quickly preventing passage through the forest.

There are many insects that are an important part of the tropical rainforest ecosystem. Some of the insects that inhabit this unique habitat include tarantulas with poisonous fangs, army ants that march through the rainforest and beautiful butterflies that float through the jungle on light feathery wings.

The birds in a tropical rainforest ecosystem are fascinating as well. Birds with bright and bold colors such as the parrot, scarlet macaw and toucan can be observed high in the treetops. The tropical rainforest ecosystem is home to over 33 species of toucans. There are also flying mammals in the tropical rainforest ecosystem, such as the fruit bat and flying squirrel. Other bats that live in the forest include the Indian flying fox and vampire bats. All of these creatures are important to the survival of the tropical rainforest ecosystem and play an important part in its health and maintenance.

Reptiles are common to the tropical rainforest and there are many snakes such as Anacondas in the tropical rainforest ecosystem. Other reptiles that live in the tropical rainforest include chameleons and geckos.

One of the most well known animals that inhabit the tropical rainforest are primates such as spider monkeys, chimpanzees, orangutans, and gorillas.

All of the animals that live within the tropical rainforest ecosystem are important to the ecosystem and help to maintain stability and ensure that the rainforest stays healthy and balanced.


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