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  • There are many rainforests in the world and the biggest one, the Amazon Rainforest, is located in South America. There are rainforests in Africa, Central America, South Asia and when Australia was combined with New Zealand and Papua New Guinea they also had a rainforests. The dark green areas is where rainforests are and were.
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  • There are many animals and plants in the tropical rainforest. Rainforests are home to half the worlds animals. There are many different layers of rainforest and there are different animals and plants in each layer. The four layers are the emergent layer, the canopy layer, the understory layer and the forest floor. "Tropical Rainforests - Animals." KIDCYBER. Web. 31 Jan. 2011..
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  • The Emergent Layer contains a very small amount of large trees. The trees are ranged between 45 to 55 meters tall. Some of the trees grow up to 70 to 80 meters. The trees have to be able to withstand high temperatures and strong winds to survive. They also have to survive lots of rain. They do this by having big, thick and waxy leaves which help excess rain drip of the leaves. The animals that live in this area are, eagles, butterflies, bats and certain monkeys.
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  • The canopy layer is the main layer of the rainforest. The trees in this layer have smooth, oval leaves. This area is a maze of branches and vines. The trees here have a climbing vine called Liana which goes above the canopy for more sunshine. This area has the many animals such as snakes, toucans and tree frogs.
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  • The understory layer is the third layer of the rainforest this area is very dark because of the massive trees blocking out all the sunlight. The plants in this area only grow to about 3.5 meters tall and have large leaves so they can get as much possible sunlight. The animals that live here are jaguars, red-eyed tree frog and leopards.
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  • The shrub layer is the final layer of a rainforest and has the least amount of sunlight and thats why there are not many plants or trees. The animal that lives here is the Giant Anteater and this layer also has a lot of insects. "Plants of the Tropical Rainforests." KIDCYBER. Web. 01 Feb. 2011.. All layer information.
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  • The rainforest is home to half the animals on the earth here are some of the animals and how they have adapted to the rainforest. Parrots and toucans eat nuts, and developed big strong beaks to crack open the tough shells of Brazil nuts. The monkeys and sloths have adapted to the rainforest by being able to climb trees for food. Caimans, turtles and anacondas have adapted to the amount of rain by being able to swim. Some animals in the rainforest are nocturnal so they can avoid the high temperatures during the day. "Answers.com - What Are Three Animal Adaptations in the Rainforest Biome." WikiAnswers - The Q&A Wiki. Web. 31 Jan. 2011..
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  • Humans have impacted the rainforest in both good and bad ways. Humans are cutting down rainforest trees for there lumber and are cutting down about 1.5 acres of 50 football fields per second. Humans who go to the rainforest as tourists are giving money to the government which go to help the rainforest in keeping it protected from hunters or trespassers. "Tropical Rainforest." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 31 Jan. 2011..
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  • Bibliography "Tropical Rainforests - Animals." KIDCYBER. Web. 31 Jan. 2011.. "Plants of the Tropical Rainforests." KIDCYBER. Web. 01 Feb. 2011.. All layer information. "Answers.com - What Are Three Animal Adaptations in the Rainforest Biome." WikiAnswers - The Q&A Wiki. Web. 31 Jan. 2011.. "Tropical Rainforest." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 31 Jan. 2011..