Interesting Facts On Rainforests

  • An area of a rainforest the size of a football field is being destroyed each second.
  • Giant bamboo plants can grow up to 9 inches a day.
  • The trees of a tropical rainforest are so densely packed that rain falling on the canopy can take as long as 10 minutes to reach the ground.
  • In the moist rainforests of South America, sloths move so slowly that algae are able to grow in their fur.
  • Some rainforest monkeys are omnivores, eating both animals and plants.
  • More than 2,000 different species of butterflies are found in the rainforests of South America.
  • The forests of Central Africa are home to more than 8,000 different species of plants.
  • Flying animals of Asian rainforests include frogs, squirrels and snakes.
  • 80% of the flowers in the Australian rainforests are not found anywhere else in the world.
  • Bats are essential for the pollination of many tropical foodstuffs such as bananas and mangoes.
  • 1 out of 4 ingredients in our medicine is from rainforest plants.
  • About 2,000 trees per minute are cut down in the rainforests. Let's do everything we can to save them..
Source: srl.caltech.edu

2 comments:

I wrote it! said...

great facts!

SAVE THE PLANET!!

Leon Basin said...

That sure is interesting! Thanks for sharing...