A brilliant blue butterfly from rainforests of South and Central America. A large constricting snake from South and Central America. The crested oropendola is a tropical black bird that builds long, pendulous nests. Draw four things you would see in a rain forest. It makes up a large portion of Africa's with over 600 tree and 10,000 animal species.
In the equatorial climate zone, temperatures are hot, the average monthly temperature rarely dropping below the mid-70s F low to mid-20s C. There are many snakes in rainforests. The Brazil nut tree, a , can live up to 1,000 years in undisturbed rain forest habitats. Douglas firs, cedars, redwoods and spruces are all common species. A strange, nocturnal primate from Madagascar. Copyright notice : All contents of this website are strictly protected by the Law of Copyright.
If a media asset is downloadable, a download button appears in the lower right hand corner of the media viewer. It is home to most of the plant species with trees as high as 30 meters to 45 meters. Various flower types exhibit colors, aromas, and nectar rewards to attract pollinators such as bees, butterflies, and moths. Southern Congo and the far north have somewhat drier subequatorial climates. Some environmentalists fear that the Congo could be on the verge of a massive increase in deforestation for palm oil, rubber, and sugar production. Conservation With such immense ecological significance and with the rainforest being home to thousands of species, it is of paramount importance to preserve the unique Congo rainforest for the people of Central Africa and the animals relying on the forest for food and shelter. Classification: Class Reptilia, Order: Squamata, Family: Agamidae, Genus Chlamydosaurus, Species kingii named by Gray in 1825.
Click on an animal or other rainforest topic for a printout or information on that animal: A short book about rain forest animals to print for early readers , with letters to fill in. Tropical rain forests are the most biologically diverse ecosystems in the world. The country also signed an agreement with an American company, Merck, which sets aside a portion of the proceeds from rain forest-derived pharmaceutical compounds to conservation projects. Their droppings disperse seeds in these sunny areas where new trees and shrubs can take root. Examples include insects, spiders, fish, parrots and small rodents. The king hired him to build a road around the waterfalls and trading posts along the river itself.
These climbing lizards live in trees in humid forests and eat cicadas, ants, spiders and smaller lizards. Gorillas are large primates from Africa. Partnering with Burung Indonesia, the Trust created a 8,900-hectare 22,000-acre reserve on Sangihe Island to protect the highest of threatened bird species in Asia. As their name implies, temperate rain forests are much cooler than their tropical cousins, averaging between 10° and 21°C 50° and 70°F. The great apes family Pongidae include the gorillas, chimpanzees, bonobos, and orangutans. Through the dedication of park staff, the number of mountain gorillas in Virungas National Park has increased, from an estimated population size of 380 to 480 in less than ten years.
The Congo Basin spans across six countries—Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon. Endangered wildlife, including forest elephants, chimpanzees, bonobos, and lowland and mountain gorillas inhabit the lush forests. Subsistence Agriculture Most of the deforestation in the Congo is caused by local subsistence activities by poor farmers and villagers who rely on forest lands for agriculture and fuelwood collection. It houses many birds and insects. The bongo is a large, striped antelope from African forests. Annual precipitation at Eala, for example, averages 71 inches 1,800 mm.
Photosynthesis uses 100% of the light energy available from the sun of that, the herbivore, or primary consumer, consumes 10% of the original light energy. The top layer of the rain forest is the. Johnson, Vanderbilt University Editor Caryl-Sue, National Geographic Society Producer Caryl-Sue, National Geographic Society Last Updated May 11, 2015 For information on user permissions, please read our. Congo rainforest is in northern parts of the country. The dense vegetation dulls sound, so many—but not all—canopy dwellers are notable for their or vocalizing.
Officially known as the Democratic , the country has a 25-mile 40-km coastline on the but is otherwise landlocked. In mature forest, understory plants are dominanted by shade tolerant families such as Maranthaceae and Zingiberaceae. The people were treated cruelly. Forests are very important to the soil of the Congo rainforests, because the roots of the many trees and plants hold the soil together, and without the plants, the soil would become useless and unable to support any weight. Some of the most famous residents include forest elephants, gorillas, chimpanzees, okapi, leopards, hippos, and lions. Such habitat loss is due to the fact that 40 hectares 100 acres of rain forest are cleared every minute for agricultural and industrial development.
Dragonflies are primitive, flying insects that can hover in the air. History There were lots of important kingdoms in the Congo region before the Europeans came there. Forest edges of the forest-savanna mosaic bear the brunt of the population density, along with the banks of the larger navigable rivers, including the Congo and Ubangi Rivers. A large and growing percentage of the Congo Basin is under concession to logging and mining companies. That nation gave the river its name.