Life in a Tropical Rain Forest

March 2009
Weekly Reader - Edition 2;Mar2009, Vol. 78, p2
The article provides information on a tropical rainforest. A tropical rainforest is composed of four layers, such as the emergent layer, canopy, understory, and forest floor. In the emergent layer, birds, bats, and butterflies live in the tops of the tallest trees, while in the canopy, animals such as toucans and monkeys can be found. In the understory, or lower branches, animals such as snakes and red-eyed frogs live there. Information on how trees help keep the air clean in the rainforest is also provided.


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