LITTLE SCARYANIMAL – AJ Reporter
The Rainforest is full of lots of really amazing animals! My AJ Buddies and I dressed up as snakes and went to sarepia forest! Considering snakes live in rainforests! Hey, did anyone else know that Giant bamboo plants can grow up to 9 inches a day in the rainforest? Wow! That’s tall.. Or maybe that More than 2,000 different species of butterflies are found in the rainforests of South America. That’s a lot of pretty wings flapping through the air! Maybe you’ve heard before that In the moist rainforests of South America, sloths move so slowly that algae are able to grow in their fur. That’s really strange, you know what else is really strange? Some rainforest monkeys are omnivores, eating both animals and plants.
Well, i’ll tell ya something really devastating actually, An area of a rainforest the size of a football field is being destroyed each second, sad huh? Let’s jump into some more facts! Did you happen to know this one? Rainforests only cover around 2 percent the total surface area of the Earth, but really about 50 percent of the plants and animals on the earth live in the rainforest. That’s something to leave ya thinking for a while. Hoppin on into our next fact, like a frog perhaps, Did you know the average temperature of the tropical rainforest remains between 70 and 85° F? That’s a cool fact! I mean hot fact.. Oh whatever! You get the point! Anyways, Insects make up the majority of living creatures in the tropical rainforest. Some may think “Yuck”, but some of the animals that rank higher than the insects in the food chain say “Yum!”
Moving on to some more fun and knowledge filled facts! Would you have happen to knew that Most of the tropical rainforests, approximately 57 percent, are located in developing countries. Well, Rainforests are pretty large! Wow, the last fact already? Here it comes! A variety of animals including snakes, frogs, birds, insects, cougars, chameleons, turtles, jaguars and many more are found in tropical rainforests, and here in Jamaa, Jammers can see some of those beautiful animals!
As always keep learning and make sure to Jam On!