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The Tropical Rain Forest

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Animals You Can Find in the Tropical Rainforest. Virtual Field Trip - Amazon Rainforest. Untitled.

Some of the main places big rainforests can be found – jecausing

Untitled. Untitled. Untitled. Rainforest Structure. The arrangement of plants within a tropical rainforest is such that there are different layers and different microclimates.

Rainforest Structure

The diagram shows the layering of plants from the tallest emergent trees, down to the lowest ground flora. A sharp contrast exists between the two extremes. For example, the top of the forest has full light conditions and the temperature and humidity vary from 10-40oC and 60-90% relative humidity, respectively. The Emergent layer The Emergent layer consists of the tallest and usually oldest trees which are about 40m (120 ft) high and spread out over the tops of other trees. Source #8. Pitcher plant.

Perhaps, the most mysterious leaf in the world, Pitcher plant. Most of them resemble goblets of all shapes and sizes. It stores a sweet-smelling juice in the cup-shaped leaves to attract insects into its mouth. If insects fall into the cup of this plant, they can not clime back because of fluid (juice), eventually they lose energy. This liquid (juice) contains chemicals which are similar to those found in the stomach, and eat prey until it dissolved completely. Insects become the juice that they once tried to drink... It happens everyday. If this plant is big enough, it could trap small frog, snakes and birds inside. Supplementing the nutrients of the plant is occurred by its leaves. The seedling will put out roots into the soil. However, the soil does not fertile, so this plant will get nutrients (food) from leaves. The mature plant will flower, then will be pollinated. The pollen will fertilize the reproductive part of the flower and seeds will form. Eventually, the seeds will ripen and be disbursed to begin the process again. Source 5. 6. 7. – funenakajima

Jaguar Population Graph. Food Web. Where You Can Find Certain Animals. Extinction Graph. Animal Facts.

( This is a reliable source because I found these facts on at least one other site. – nickymoxsom

Tropical Rainforest - Wild Animal Documentary - National Geographic. Victoria amazonica.

Victoria amazonica is well known for its huge circular leaves. It grows in the backwaters of rivers in the Amazon basin in South America. Circular leaves grow over 2.5m across, long stalks, which are arising from an underground stem buried in the mud of the river bottom, support leaves. The upper surface repels water, the purplish red undersurface has sharp spines to defend from herbivorous fish and manatees. There are spaces between the ribs on the undersurface to enable the leaves to float. If the load is evenly distributed, a mature leaf can support 45kg because its leaves are buoyant. In a single season, each plant produces 40-50 leaves. The flowers are short-lived, lasting 48 hours or so. The flower is white when it opens first time, then attracts beetles with sweet scent and heat. At this point, this is female. Beetles transfer pollen to the stigmas. Meanwhile, the flower shuts beetles until next evening. During it, the flower changes from female to male, produce pollen. When the flower reopens next evening, it changes color to purplish red. The beetles which are dusted with pollen fly off to another white flower. Source 3. 4. This site is useful because resources are indicated. – funenakajima

Rafflesia. Where they can be found. Capybara.

The Capybara (Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris) is known as the largest rodent and is a herbivore with a lifespan of 12 years in the Capybaras usually live in small groups of about 10 individuals, made up of a dominant male, one or more females, one or more subordinate males, and several young. During the wet season, as many as 40 capybaras may be found together. It is helpful to have many sets of eyes watching out for the youngsters, since they can easily fall victim to caimans, ocelots, harpy eagles, and anacondas. Adult capybaras have one main natural predator—the jaguar—but humans hunt them as well. ( This source is reliable because I found the information on two other sites and because this site is run by a zoo. – nickymoxsom

Red Panda.

The red panda (Ailurus fulgens) are endangered mammals with a life span of around 8 years. Unlike their relatives, red pandas are herbivores and enjoy not only bamboo but, fruit, acorns, roots, and eggs as well. They are shy and solitary except when mating. Females give birth in the spring and summer, typically to one to four young. Young red pandas remain in their nests for about 90 days, during which time their mother cares for them. ( This source is reliable because this website is dedicated to animals, plants and nature. – nickymoxsom