Tropical Rainforest Amazon Rainforest, Brazil

Climate of the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil

  • Average rainfall: Min- 1500 mm, Max-3000 mm
  • Average Temperature: Min- 62 Degrees (At night) Max- 93 Degrees (During the day)
  • Overall, the Amazon Rainforest has a very hot and humid climate. It typically rains every day and rainfall is consistent throughout the year, indicating a year long rainy season.

Net Primary Productivity

One main factor that sets the tropical rainforest apart from other biomes is the amount of rainfall that it receives each year. With more than 60 inches of rainfall a year, the tropical rainforest more than doubles the next closest biomes maximum amount of rainfall. This biome is also very unique in the fact that it has a 365 day growing period with frost free nights.

Soil Quality

Although the tropical rainforests are one of the most densely populated biomes in the world, the soil of these ecosystems have been slowly being depleted due the amount of plants using the nutrients from the soil. This has resulted in the soils lacking fundamental nutrients necessary for the ecosystems survival.

Invasive and Endangered

Invasive Species - Wild Boar

The wild boar is a species of pig that is native to parts of Northern and Central Europe. This species has been introduced to the Amazon Rainforest recently and has had a very large population increase. After the Wild Boar was introduced to the Amazon, it began to transmit diseases to the native organisms that had not been able to build up an immunity to the disease, therefore wiping out many native species.

Endangered Species - Giant Otter

The giant otter is a species of weasel native to parts of Central America, this otter is indeed giant and measures almost five feet long. These otters were once thrived living in the Tropical Rainforest of the Amazon, but now can only be found in remote areas in South America. The endangerment of the otters is due to hunters whom hunt the otters for their fur, habitat loss due to pollution and human construction sites, and tourists who unintentionally harm the animals by invading their habitat.

Animals in the Tropical Rainforest (Brazil)

Jaguar

The Jaguar is the most highly ranked predator in the Amazon Rainforest, and the largest cat in the Americas. The Jaguar has a very strong jaw that allows it to consume prey with ease. Jaguars are also extremely smart and fast predators that make hunting and capturing prey come very easily.

Macaw

The Macaw is a species of bird that is native to South America. Macaws often travel in large flocks and are characterized to be very bright and colorful birds. Macaws have very strong beaks that give them an advantage over other animals living in the Amazon Rainforest, these beaks allow them to crack into seeds and nuts that they can then eat. It is because of these beaks that the Macaw's major food source comes from eating these seeds and nuts.

Poison Dart Frog

The poison dart frog is a species unique to the Amazon Rainforest. This species of frog has many variations in color and despite the name, only three variations are poisonous. The Poison Dart Frog's bright and vibrant appearance helps the frog to ward off predators and attract mates when need be. Its appearance also can help the frog to blend in with the vibrant appearance of the rainforest around in.

Plants in the Tropical Rainforest (Brazil)

Rubber Tree

One of the most important plants located in the Amazon Rainforest is the Rubber Tree Plant. The Rubber Tree is one of the most important plants to those living in the Amazon Rainforest. Rubber from this tree can be made by harvesting the trees latex like sap.

Cacao Plant

Like many other plants living in the Amazon Rainforest, the Cacao plant is not unique in the fact that it thrives in its environment. Although Cacao is most commonly used as a delicacy both in the Amazon Rainforest and around the world, it has many other uses as well. Cacao can help you to harness natural energy as well as keep you alert and focussed throughout the day. The Cacao plant itself has a hard shell exterior that helps it to defend itself against the heavy rainfall the the Amazon receives and potential predators.

Venus Fly Trap

One of the most popular plants located in the Amazon Rainforest is the Venus Fly Trap. The Venus Fly Trap is very unique in the fact that it is a carnivorous plant that uses its sharp teeth-like prongs to trap prey inside. This act makes the venus fly trap unlike the majority of plants that are defensive plants and more of an offensive plant.

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