Tropical Rainforest India

Climate

Average Rainfall: 2104 mm of rainfall per year

Average Temperature: 20-30 degrees Celsius 70-85 degrees Fahrenheit

Tropical Rainforest are defined by being very warm and wet. They usually have next to or no dry season.

Net Primary Productivity

The rainforest biome has one of the densest net primary productivity and kilocalories per square mile out of all of the biomes.

Soil Quality

The soil in the rainforest is terribly poor for things like farming. Millions of years of rain and other weathering has left only a thin layer of topsoil.

Invasive and Endangered

Invasive Catfish

The Catfish became a invasive species by accident. These fish are popular in aquariums and found their way across the planet through aquarium trade and releasing the fish into the wild.

Endangered Bengal Tiger

The Bengal Tiger is found in forest in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, and Burma. They are the most common tiger species left. Despite this the Bengal Tiger is endangered due to deforestation and poaching. There are thought to be only 2,000 left in the wild.

Animals in the Rainforest

Tapir

The tapir is a herbivore. They have a massive body, sometimes weighing more than a gorilla, which discourages predators from attacking, and allows the tapir to shake of poisonous bites. Also, their bodies are camouflaged, this helped the tapir to avoid detection from predators in the first place.

Rhesus Monkey

The rhesus monkey is a small primate with a long tail that helps with balancing on branches and leaping from perch to perch. Also the monkeys have the ability to swim when they are just a few days old, allowing them to cross bodies of water.

Asian Elephant

The Asian elephant is a massive animal, this helps them fight off fierce, but smaller, predators. They also have two large tusk sticking out of their mouths which has multiple functions, like self-defense and helps them attract mates.

Plants in the Rainforest

Epiphytes

Epiphytes have the ability to grow on pretty much any other plant, including other epiphytes. This creates a Commensalism relationship, the "host" plant is not hurt nor helped but the epiphytes has a place to live off the ground.

Acai Palm

The Acai Palm is a fruit bearing tree that oftens has multiple stems connected by one root system, allowing the ability to take in more sunlight and nutrients. They grow berries that many animal eat. This spreads the seeds out and provides some fertilizer in the animal scat.

Kapoks

Kapoks are massive trees, towering above most species, allowing them to take as much solar energy as they want. They also have large spikes that protrude out of the trunk to keep animals from damaging the trunk.

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