Essay on Rain forest biome final

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Tropical Rainforest
A rainforest is a tropical forest, usually of tall, densely growing, broad-leaved evergreen trees in an area of high annual rainfall. There are many rainforests around the world such as the
Amazon rainforest, and these are recognized world-wide because of it’s beauty and their originality. There are many different animals in the rainforest, but only some get to dominate. Some of the animals include the Bengal tiger which is endangered because they are killed for medical purposes. There are also animals that dominate such as the kinkajou, linn’s sloth, toco toucan, vampire bat, and the wagler’s pit viper.
The kinkajou is a cute little animal with body that grows from 16 to 30 inches;its tail grows from 15 to 33 inches. Its face is so cute; it has a round head with big eyes, its small ears stick out of their heads and their muzzle looks like a bears snout.
The kinkajou is a solitary animal, which mostly travels alone. They don’t travel in groups.
Their lifespan is over 23 years. Its an omnivore and it’s typical diet is fruit, nectar, honey and insects. Their prey is insects, birds,and small mammals. Predators to the kinkajou are people, big cats and birds of prey.
Their adaptation is their sharp claws that help them climb to trees and their long tail to hang from tree to tree for their grip. Kinkajous’ teeth are good for eating big food and ripping apart its feed. Finally, they hide in the upper branches from the birds of prey.

The linn’s sloth is about 28 to 29 inches and weighs about 9 to 19 pounds when they are fully grown and they have a lifespan of 27 to 32 years.
The Linn’s sloth has two claws on each front-foot which helps them to defend itself and helps in climbing trees. The coloring of the sloth is very helpful. The sloth has an algae that grows in the grooves of the fur that gives the sloth nutrients and which they get by licking themselves.
The greenish color helps camouflage it also. The sloth has a big, pouched stomach which can help it digest the tough cellulose in leaves.
The sloth is an omnivore. It eats leaves, bark, buds, fruit, and sometimes small animals such as: mice, squirrel, and even kangaroo rats.

The toco toucan;s feather-like tongue helps move food along its beak. Its strong toes help it get a good grip on branches. It has a very wide tail that helps him stay balanced in the trees. This bird eats fruit, seeds, insects, and spiders; steals eggs and nestlings from smaller birds. The toco toucan is a predator.

The toco toucan is the biggest of the toucans. It can get to about 24 to 26 inches in length.
Its beak is brightly colored orange and black and can get to about 8 inches long. They are hard to extinct because they have the ability to adapt to any new environment .

The of like a pig, large pointy is about 3 wingspan of weighs about 1 ounce and has strong legs.

Vampire bat looks kind but with fangs and ears. The Vampire bat inches long and has a about 8 inches. It

The Vampire bat has two incisors. It also has special saliva that runs down grooves in the tongue to stop the blood from clotting. The saliva has an anticoagulant in it called draculin. Unlike other bats the vampire bat can walk, run, and hop along the ground to stalk its prey.

The vampire bat drinks the blood of birds and mammals. It lands beside the animal and will creep up to it. It then makes a little bite with its incisors and licks the blood. It shares the blood with other bats from its colony. They are not always successful in getting a meal and if the vampire bat doesn't eat for two days it will die.
The vampire bat is a predator and prey. Its predators are eagles and hawks. Farmers are killing them because they carry rabies and other diseases, which affect both humans and cattle, but they're not endangered.

Wagler's pit viper is a medium size viper that can grow up to 4 feet in length. It is called a pit viper because they have pits just behind the nostrils which contain special organs that can