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There are two different types of rainforests: Tropical and Temperate. A main different between tropical rainforests and temperate rainforest is climate. Another difference between tropical rainforests and temperate rainforests are types of trees.
are found close to the equator and between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn.
are found in Central and South America, Africa, Asia and Australia.
Tropical rainforests are moist and very warm all year round.
Tropical rainforests have hundreds of different kinds of trees.
The largest tropical rainforest is the Amazon. It covers 1.4 billion acres.
The largest part of the Amazon rainforest is in Brazil but it also covers areas of Peru, Venezuela, Ecuador, Colombia, Guyana, Bolivia, Suriname and French Guiana.
The Amazon, Mekong, Orinoco and Congo Rivers all flow through rainforests.
Tropical rainforest trees form a canopy. Canopies are formed when the tree branches and leaves overlap each other.
are mostly found in cooler climates of the Pacific Northwest, from Northern California up through Canada and Alaska.
Chile, Tasmania, New Zealand, Ireland, Scotland, Norway also have small temperate rainforests.
Temperate rainforest are cool in the winter and warm in the summer.
Temperate rainforests have three different types of trees:Deciduous trees- trees that lose their leaves in the fall
Coniferous trees- trees that have leaves that look like pointy..
Evergreen trees- trees that always stay green
Rainforests are found on every continent except for Antarctica.
100 inches or more rain falls in rainforests every year.
Rainforests only cover 6% of the Earth’s surface yet helf the world's animals, plants and insects live in the rainforest.
A lot of the Earth's oxygen comes from the rainforest
Not only is the rainforest home to many plants, animals and insects but to also indigenous people.
Many tribes call the rainforest home. They often live the same as the tribes who lived there centuries before them.
Most indigenous people have no contact with the world outside the rainforest.