Learning about Rainforests

Frog AnimationINTERESTING FACTS ON RAINFORESTS

Butterfly Bullet An area of a rainforest the size of a football field is being destroyed each second.
Butterfly Bullet Giant bamboo plants can grow up to 9 inches a day.
Butterfly Bullet The trees of a tropical rainforest are so densely packed that rain falling on the canopy can take as long as 10 minutes to reach the ground.
Butterfly Bullet In the moist rainforests of South America, sloths move so slowly that algae are able to grow in their fur.

Plants and animals are abundant in the canopy and understory.

A skillful climber
Leaf Bullet Some rainforest monkeys are omnivores, eating both animals and plants.
Leaf Bullet More than 2,000 different species of butterflies are found in the rainforests of South America.
Leaf Bullet The forests of Central Africa are home to more than 8,000 different species of plants.
Leaf BulletFlying animals of Asian rainforests include frogs, squirrels and snakes.
Bug Bullet 80% of the flowers in the Australian rainforests are not found anywhere else in the world.
Bug Bullet Bats are essential for the pollination of many tropical foodstuffs such as bananas and mangoes.
Bug Bullet 1 out of 4 ingredients in our medicine is from rainforest plants.

Blood-sucker vampire bat

About 2,000 trees per minute are cut down in the rainforests.
Let's do everything we can to save them.
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