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Rainforest Ecosystem
  
more rainforestby tauntingpanda on Flickr

Rainforest Ecosystem is described by the heavy rainfall that the area gets yearly. 
  • In a year, Rainforests normally get between 68 and 78 inches of rain. 
  • Because of the large vegetation, many areas do not get any sunlight. This makes it very difficult to walk in the Rainforest. 
  • The Rainforest is home to a large variety of animals, insects, and plants.
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Green Tree Pythonby nasmac on Flickr

The Boa Constrictor is one of many different types of snakes that call the Rainforest home.
  • The boa can be found in rainforests in Mexico, Central America, and South America. 
  • It eats birds, rodents, and lizards. 
  • It can grow up to 18 feet in length. 
  • It can have as many as 50 or more babies during its lifetime.
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Spider Monkey, Ateles geoffreyi paniscusby marlin harms on Flickr

 Spider Monkeys are another animal species that can be found in the rainforest ecosystem.
  • They live high in the trees of the Rainforest. Spider monkeys have been found in Central America, South America, and some parts of Mexico. 
  • They eat fruits, leaves, nuts, and insects. Spider monkeys can grow to about 15 to 20 inches in length, not including their tail. 
  • The spider monkey's tail can grow to about 2 to 3 feet in length. 
  • Female spider monkeys will usually have about one baby in their lifetime.
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Waterlilyby net_efekt on Flickr

 Waterlily is a flower that can be found in the rainforest. 
  • It is the largest flower in the world and grow up to 6 feet in diameter. 
  • Though waterlilies are large in size, they are very thin and do not weigh very much, making it easier for them to float on water. 
  • In the Amazon, some lakes are almost completely covered with waterlilies, making the surface of the lake look like a solid floor.
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Purple Orchid,Singapore Botanical Gardenby Henryleonghw on Flickr

Orchid is another flower that can be found in the rainforest. 
  • Orchids give off strong odors that attract insects. 
  • The insects help the orchids to pollinate. 
  • The orchid is unusual in the fact that their odor is very strong at night. 
  • Because of this, moths help the flower to pollinate.
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Flowers of Kapok tree - Ceiba pentandraby Tatters:) on Flickr

Kapok Tree is another plant species that calls the rainforest home. 
  • Many different animal and insect species live in and around the kapok tree. 
  • The kapok tree is the largest tree in the Amazon rainforest. 
  • This tree can grow up to 200 feet tall and have a trunk as large as much as 11 feet in diameter. 
  • Bats are attracted to the odors of the flowers that grow on the kapok tree. 
  • These bats help the kapok trees pollinate.
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