Rainforest animals

Rainforest Animals

Rainforest Animals

Rainforest animals include some of the worlds largest and most unusual creatures.
Rain forests are divided into very distinct layers of different types of vegetation.
These layers are called "stories", because, like a building, they are stacked on top of each other.
The top floor of the rainforest forms a Platform, where the tops of the tallest trees, called emergents, receive the vast majority of sunlight.
Larger monkeys may sunbathe or dine on the platform, and bats and birds of prey nest there, keeping watch for small creatures peeking out.
The trees at the top can reach over 250 feet in height.
These are broad leafed trees that have flat leaves like deciduous trees but are evergreen like coniferous trees.
Beneath the emergents is the Canopy, a section of thick growth that may be as much as 80 feet deep.
Within the canopy are the branches, leaves and twigs of the emergent trees, and also large colonies of plants called epiphytes.
Apes / Orangutan
Just to mention one species out of many there are dependent of the rainforest
Source: Animal Facts Encyclopedia

Rainforests are defined as

About Rainforests

Rainforests are defined as dense forests with high amounts of annual rainfall that are often located in tropical regions.
There are two types of rainforest: tropical and temperate.
Tropical rainforests are often located between the Tropic of Capricorn and the Tropic of Cancer.
They are generally warm and humid year-round.
Regions that have tropical rainforest growth include Brazil and northern South America,
West Central Africa, India and Southeast Asia, Indonesia, and Northeast Australia.
Source: Rainforest Animals