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Take a look at the virtual rainforest in Panama. You can listen to the animals and explore the plant life.
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Rainforests get a lot of rain—between 50 and 260 inches every year and they receive more intense sun rays than you could find anywhere else on Earth! Most tropical rainforests are found in locations close to the equator like:
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Insects trapped inside a pitcher plant
Rainforests are home to an incredible number of plants. The Amazon Rainforest alone provides a habitat for over 40,000 plant species! However, in a rainforest there is competition for sunlight and nutrients; plants have to adapt to find their place in the ecosystem.
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Plants also play a vital role in the cycle of absorption, evaporation, and rain within the tropical rainforest. Watch the video to learn more:
Capybara in a river
The rainforest is home to more than half of the world's animals. All types of creatures are represented, from tiny insects to large mammals. As there is great competition for natural resources for the animals living in the rainforest, they have adapted to the environment for survival.
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