|by tauntingpanda on Flickr
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.
|Green Tree Python
|by 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.
|by net_efekt on Flickr
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.
|Purple Orchid,Singapore Botanical Garden
|by Henryleonghw on Flickr
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.
|Flowers of Kapok tree - Ceiba pentandra
|by Tatters:) on Flickr
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.