Tropical Rainforest Biome Facts

Tropical Rainforest Biome Facts
The tropical rainforest biome is an ecosystem that covers about 7% of the Earth’s surface. They are found all over the world but the majority of the tropical rainforest lies in South America in Brazil. The weather in the tropical rainforest is rainy yet pleasant all year round, day or night.
Interesting Tropical Rainforest Biome Facts:
Rainforests are extremely important because the water they produce is evaporated and then used as rain in other areas.
The average temperature of the tropical rainforest remains between 70 and 85° F.
The tropical rainforest is very rainy as its name implies. The rainfall can reach up to 400 inches in one year.
Orchids are a type of epiphyte plant that grows in the tropical rainforest. It grows on the surface of other plants, usually trees.
The tropical rainforest has hundreds of different types of trees living there.
There are over 2,500 different vine species in the tropical rainforest. Some have a thickness that equals the circumference of a human being.
Tropical rainforests are one of the oldest biomes on Earth and therefore have a great variety of animals living there.
About half of all known species of plants and animals live in the tropical rainforest.
There are some tropical rainforests that have been around since dinosaurs roamed the Earth.
Most of the animals living in the tropical rainforest live in the trees. There they can find all of their necessities and rarely have to come down to the floor of the forest.
Insects make up the majority of living creatures in the tropical rainforest.
Rainforests provide people with many cooking spices such as vanilla, allspice, and black pepper.
Some people choose to live in the tropical rainforest and become farmers for the food and spices people eat.
Because of the amount of trees in the tropical rainforest biome, it is responsible for the majority of the oxygen production in the air that we breathe.
The droppings of birds in the tropical rainforest grow into new plants.

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