What Plants And Animals Do You Find In A Rainforest?


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In major rainforests such as the Amazon you will find all sorts of flora and fauna, from monkeys and frogs to tarantulas and hummingbirds. There are around three thousand different plant species from 210 families which are found in the Wet Tropics. You can see white lipped tree frogs, reptiles, freshwater fish, birds and snakes. In Australia's rainforests you can see species you can't find anywhere else in the world. They include unique green possums, ringtail possums, fierce marsupial cats, rare bats, tree-kangaroos, a rat-kangaroo, a melomys and an antechinus. There are also a host of spectacular insects to see in Australia's tropical rainforests. You can see other things such as invertebrates that inhabit these forests including crustaceans, worms, beetles, ants, spiders, mites, scorpions, amblypygids, centipedes and millipedes, not to mention the large variety of spiders and scorpions. The Wet Tropics region is home to around twenty five per cent of Australia's frogs and a little over a third of the country's freshwater fish. It is also home to fifty per cent of Australia's birds, which amount to an awe inspiring 370 different species. There are orang-utans, gorillas and apes, as well as sloths and other tree dwelling creatures to be found in the forests of the world.

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