Amazing Facts

Interesting Facts on Rainforests

An area of a rainforest the size of
a football field is being destroyed each second.

Giant bamboo plants can grow up to 9 inches a day.

The trees of a tropical rainforest
are so densely packed that rain falling on the
canopy can take as long as 10 minutes to reach the ground.

In the moist rainforests of South
America, sloths move so slowly that algae are able
to grow in their fur.

Some rainforest monkeys are
omnivores, eating both animals and plants.

More than 2,000 different species
of butterflies are found in the rainforests of South America.

The forests of Central Africa are
home to more than 8,000 different species of plants.

Flying animals of Asian rainforests
include frogs, squirrels and snakes.

80% of the flowers in the
Australian rainforests are not found anywhere else in the world.

Bats are essential for the
pollination of many tropical foodstuffs such as
bananas and mangoes.

1 out of 4 ingredients in our
medicine is from rainforest plants.

About 2,000 trees per minute
are cut down in the rainforests.

Let's do everything we can to save them.

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