Rain Forest Biome

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Rain forest Biome

The average rain fall a rain forest receives is 50 to 260 inches yearly (125-660 centimeters). Rain forest belongs in a wet climate. Its temperature does not go higher than 93 degrees (34 degrees Celsius) or drop below 68 degrees (20 degrees Celsius). The rain forests average humidity is 77%-88%. Almost all rain forests are near the equator. Half of all plant and animal species are in the rain forest. Tropical rain forests produce 40% of earth’s oxygen. ¼ of all plants in the rain forest creates medicine. 100-300 species are in the rain forest mostly in South America. That would be 2 and ½ acre (1 Hectare).

Rain forest Plants

There are more than 10 different species of plants. 1 plant is the Bengal Bamboo. Its genus is Bambusa. It can be found in the Southeast Asian biome. It likes temperatures between 40 degrees- 100 degrees. Another plant is the Bougainvillea. Its genus is Bougainvillea. You will find this plant is Amazon rain forest in South America. Also another plant is the Curare. Its Genus is Chondrodendron. It is most likely to find it in the canopy of South America.

Rain forest Animals
There are more than 100 species of animals that live in the rain forest. An animal like the African forest elephant. This animal weighs more than a ton and its genus is the Loxodonta. A vicious snake such as the King Cobra is an original animal to the rain forest. Its genus is the Ophiophagus. Its fang can grow a ½ long. Also there are many toucans in the rain forest but the largest one of all is the toco toucan. Its genus is Pamphastos. Rain forest Climate

Usually a rain forest is wet and moist. That’s because it’s near the equator. This usually means that more sun is directly hitting the land and sea. The average temperature is 77 degrees most of the time. Rain forests are never found below freezing point which is 32 degrees. Threats to the rain forest biome

Farmers and cattle ranchers...
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