There are tropical rain forests
in South America, Africa, Asia, and Australia. They grow in
the warm areas near the equator.
The equator is an imaginary line that goes around the middle
of the earth. The temperature in the tropical rainforest is
about 80 degrees F.
Although the rainforests have
more plants and animals than anywhere else in the world, rainforests
are only a small part of our planet earth.
The largest rain forest
is called the Amazon
Rainforest. The Amazon Rainforest is important. Some people call the Amazon Rainforest
the "lungs of the world." The trees
and other plants give off oxygen. People and animals need oxygen
to breath.The rainforest breathes out more than 20 percent of
the world's oxygen supply.