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Rainforest's Incredible Wildlife


Rainforest is home to millions of plants and animals.

 

Protecting rainforest is essential for preserving Earth’s amazing biodiversity.

Alive with Life

Alive with Life

Over 40,000 plant species, 2,200 fishes, 1,200 birds, 420 mammals, 420 amphibians, and 370 reptiles have been scientifically classified in the Amazon region1.

Extinction

Extinction

An average 137 rainforest plant and animal species are made extinct everyday2.

A Single Heactar

A Single Heactar

A single hectare of rainforest can contain 480 species of tree3.

Coffee

Coffee

The world’s most expensive coffee is made from coffee beans picked from elephant dung in the rainforest of Thailand. It costs $50 a cup4.

99%

99%

Its believed that 99% of rainforest species are still yet to be studied5.

Australian Flowers

Australian Flowers

About 80% of the flowers found in Australia’s rainforest are not found anywhere else in the world6.

Anti-cancer Plants

Anti-cancer Plants

70% of plants with anti-cancer properties are only found in the amazon rainforest7.

Jaguar

Jaguar

The ‘jaguar’ comes from the indigenous word ‘yaguar’, which means ‘he who kills with one leap’8.

Sloths

Sloths

Sloths spend 98% of their lives up on the rainforest canopy and only come down to the ground about once a week9.

Epiphytes

Epiphytes

Many plants in the rainforest are epiphytes that do not need soil to survive as they grow directly out of the trunks of other plants10.



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  2. Silber, S. and Velton, W., n.d. Fact Sheet – Rainforest Animals. [online] Rainforest Action Network. Available at: <https://www.ran.org/fact_sheet_rainforest_animals/> [Accessed 22 June 2020].

  3. Ovoenergy.com. n.d. 61 Facts You Need To Know About The Rainforest. [online] Available at: <https://www.ovoenergy.com/blog/ovo-foundation/61-facts-you-need-to-know-about-the-rainforest.html> [Accessed 19 June 2020].

  4. All That’s Interesting. 2014. 25 Amazing Rainforest Facts You’Ve Never Heard. [online] Available at: <https://allthatsinteresting.com/rainforest-facts> [Accessed 19 June 2020].

  5. Ovoenergy.com. n.d. 61 Facts You Need To Know About The Rainforest. [online] Available at: <https://www.ovoenergy.com/blog/ovo-foundation/61-facts-you-need-to-know-about-the-rainforest.html> [Accessed 19 June 2020].

  6. Srl.caltech.edu. 2020. Facts On The Rainforest. [online] Available at: <http://www.srl.caltech.edu/personnel/krubal/rainforest/Edit560s6/www/facts.html#:~:text=More%20than%202%2C000%20different%20species,the%20rainforests%20of%20South%20America.&text=80%25%20of%20the%20flowers%20in,anywhere%20else%20in%20the%20world.> [Accessed 22 June 2020].

  7. Conserve Energy Future. n.d. 35 Facts Of Tropical Rainforest. [online] Available at: <https://www.conserve-energy-future.com/various-tropical-rainforest-facts.php> [Accessed 19 June 2020].

  8. WWF. n.d. Top 10 Facts About Jaguars. [online] Available at: <https://www.wwf.org.uk/learn/fascinating-facts/jaguars> [Accessed 22 June 2020].

  9. Animal Facts Encyclopedia. n.d. Rainforest Animals. [online] Available at: <https://www.animalfactsencyclopedia.com/Rainforest-animals.html> [Accessed 22 June 2020].

  10. Animal Facts Encyclopedia. n.d. Rainforest Animals. [online] Available at: <https://www.animalfactsencyclopedia.com/Rainforest-animals.html> [Accessed 22 June 2020].

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