Wednesday, 5 November 2014

rainforest        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.

·         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.
·         Flying animals of Asian rainforests include frogs, squirrels and snakes.

                   About 2,000 trees per minute are cut down in the rainforests. 
                                 Let's do everything we can to save them..


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