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Monday 4th May 2020 - Thursday 7th May 2020


Key Question: What kind of animals live in the rainforest?


The tropical rainforests of the world are home to 1,000s of different species of animal and plant. The Amazon rainforest alone has become the habitat for nearly 2,500 different mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians. 

As the rainforest is divided into layers (emergent, canopy, understorey, forest floor), each layer is home to different animals. 

Birds will live in the emergent and canopy layers so that they can fly above the trees. 

Monkeys reside in the canopy layer. They use their long limbs and tails to help them swing from tree to tree to get food and stay safe from predators who live on the forest floor. 

Insects live mainly in the understorey layer and mammals such as jaguars will prowl the forest floor. 


Your task this week is to research a rainforest animals. Create a fact file with your findings. Have a look at the PowerPoint for more information.