Rainforest Animals
Rainforestanimals.net is a reference tool to some of the animals that can be found in the
rainforest.  Rainforests are located across the world, generally around the equator, between
the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn.  Central and South America, Africa, India,
Southeast Asia, parts of Indonesia and Australia all contain rainforests.  

There are many species of plants and animals in the rainforest.  A common estimate is that
approximately half of the world's animal species live in rainforests.  Another estimate is that
25 percent of the world's medicine is derived from rainforest plants.  

Unfortunately, scientists have not been able to research and explore the majority of the
rainforest plants to find all of the possible medicines and new species of plants and animals.  
Opinions differ on exactly how much rainforest is disappearing due to slash and burn farming
techniques, but they are disappearing.  There are several websites that offer ways to help
save the rainforest including Ecologyfund.com and Greenribbonpledge.org.  

At The Animal Spot we are always adding new animals and information so please stop by
and see what's new.  We also hope you will stop by and see our other  websites,
Desertanimals.net and Tundraanimals.net for great information about animals of the desert
and tundra.  Thank you for visiting and we hope you enjoy our reference to rainforest animals.

What's New
09/01/2008 - New "The Animal
Spot" site goes live at
www.theanimalspot.com

01/04/2008 - New Rainforest
Animals Website Launches.

12/31/2007 - Hippopotamus is
the Animal of the Week at The
Animal Spot.
 
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