Tropical Rain Forest By: Alex Bauer

The Amazon Rain Forest

Geographic Location

The geographic location of the Amazon Rainforest is very close to the equator, because of this the ecosystem is very warm and wet or a tropical biome. A tropical forest is usually made of tall, densely growing, broad-leaved evergreen trees(such as palm) in an area of high annual rainfall. The Amazon is located in the countries of Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela.


The climate of the Amazon Rainforest is very hot and humid. Most tropical climates are found close to the equator. It rains nearly everyday. The amount of rain depends on the time of year, and temperatures only vary in a 2 degrees Celsius range. The high amounts of rain is caused by the humidity and hot temperature.

Primary Vegetation Type

The Primary Vegetation Type of The Amazon Rainforest is the palm tree. It is the most abundant vegetation in the forest. They can be easily identified by their distinct shape, and many palms have commercial value making them an important resource.

Primary Producers

The primary producers of the Amazon Rainforest include grasses, palm trees, bromeliad plants, orchids, mango trees, banana trees, and mosses. Most of the primary consumers only eat one type of producer. Most of the primary producers are found on trees or at the floor of the forest.

Primary Consumers

The primary consumers of the Amazon Rainforest are, the golden lion monkey, the Brazilian Tapir, the three toed sloth, the spider monkey, the toucan, and the howler monkey. The primary consumers of the amazon make up the largest portion of animal life in the ecosystem. Many of these animals can be found in trees and rarely on the forest floor.

Secondary consumers

The secondary consumers of the Amazon Rainforest are deer, kinkajous, river otters, and ocelots. These consumers feed off of the primary consumers and are prey to the apex predators. Many hunt on the floor and in thick easy to climb trees.

Apex Predators

Apex predators of the Amazon Rainforest include tigers, leopards and jaguars, big snakes(pythons and boa constrictors), the big crocodilians, and the largest birds of prey. These animals are the top of the food web and hunt and eat the secondary and primary consumers.

Human Threats

The Amazon Rainforest is constantly under threat, this is because humans are logging and poaching. Every day the Amazon is being slightly logged to make room for more farms. Hunters and poachers are killing animals in the hundreds, causing more and more species to become endangered.

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