What animals live in the forest floor of the rainforest

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what animals live in the forest floor of the rainforest As many as 50 75 percent of all the species on Earth are indigenous to the planet s rainforests and millions more may remain undiscovered. The canopy is home to 90 of the organisms found in the rain forest many The forest floor receives less than 2 of the sunlight and consequently little grows nbsp Snakes live in the trees and on the forest floor. Snakes live in the trees and on the forest floor. Many live in the trees. ANIMALS Tropical rainforests are home to half the plant and Most of these animals live on or near the forest floor where nbsp Few plants grow on the floor. They live in groups of 20 in the canopy. They are The forest floor which is the animals that live in the canopy. Many species of animals run flutter hop and climb in the undergrowth. Contrary to popular belief the rainforest floor is not impassable. Only 1 2 of sunlight reaches the forest floor. For instance important nutrients from the carcasses feces and food scraps deposited by mammals leech into the forest floor. One of it 39 s enemies is people. In Australia animals such as koalas possums and other marsupials inhabit the forest. All these materials mixed with the high humidity levels make the soil of the rainforest rich of nutrients. The bottom layer of the forest is called the forest floor. Jun 03 2015 Tapir Tapirus is a group of pig like forest animals that have round bodies short necks and trunk like proboscis noses. Jul 16 2020 An area of rainforest the size of two football fields one hectare may have more than 400 species of trees while an equal area of forest in the United States may have fewer than 20. Also many of the largest rainforest animals are found on the forest floor. Debris in the rainforest decomposes quickly. Few plant species live here except for saplings and low crowns of palm trees. Almost no sunlight reaches the Forest Floor so it is very dark. These animals live in the forests of Southeast Asia Central America and South America. animals live in the canopy than in any other layer of the rainforest. the forest floor is made up of moss fungi and decaying plant matter that have fallen from the upper layers. The sustainable ecolodge has a 165 acre protected private rainforest reserve and is located next to the large Piedras Blancas National Park and close to the Corcovado National Park and Golfito Wildlife Refuge. The Forest Floor T he floor of the forest gets less than 2 percent of the sunlight hence this layer is mostly devoid of vegetation apart from plants that are adapted to very low amounts of light. A neat thing it can do is it can camouflage. Rainforests have dense canopy layers that prevent much light from reaching the forest floor. The vegetation can be found in three groups the canopy the understory and the forest floor. Animals like sloths and monkeys live in the trees and are called arboreal . No terrestrial ecosystems on Earth are as essential as the rainforests. Many large animals live in this part of the rain forest such as jaguars. In the top emergent layer trees as tall as 200 feet 60 meters grow far apart and tall Millions of species of plants and animals live in the world 39 s tropical forests. They are eaten by hawk eagles hawks forest falcons Jaguar Puma Ocelot and the Boa constrictor. It is thought that in the Amazon rainforest. Tropical Forest Tropical forests are found near the Earth 39 s equator. Boyd s Forest Dragon . T he floor of a rainforest is covered with a thin layer of branches leaves fruits and seeds which decompose very quickly. Insects are found in all the strata. These complexes also help the entire Amazon rainforest ecosystem improving the nutrient cycle in the floor of the forest. The Dolphin is endanger because there is pollution in the water. A big one is that as people urbanize we chop down fewer trees. They eat mostly fruit and insects although sometimes they also eat small vertebrates such as frogs or lizards. Trees compete for the light which means tall growth is vital. One of the most interesting facts about the rainforest is the fact that there is an abundance of animal species living there. The rainforest floor is one of the most distinctive features of a forest ecosystem. Many insectivorous birds the birds that eat insects like the various species of babblers also live here as lots of insects are found in this area or on the forest floor. The Amazon Rainforest is the largest tropical jungle in the world containing some of the most biodiverse plants species in the world. protected f rom the sun rain an d o ther animals. It s thought that 25 of all of the world s insect species live in the rainforest canopy. Finally is the forest floor. The rainforest can be divided up into three layers the canopy the understory and the forest floor. Another fun way to learn about the animals that live in the Amazon is through movement. Because there is so little light on the tropical rainforest floor the few plants that live there cannot depend on photosynthesis for survival. All of the rain forest plants work to provide food and shelter for rain forest animals as well as convert carbon dioxide to oxygen. 5 million insect species Insects in Rainforests. This layer is made up mostly of tree trunks young trees and air plants. Therefore very few plants grow there other than a few scattered herbs and bushes. Objective. The forest floor is also home to animals such as rhinoceroses elephants bears nbsp People also live on the forest floor. is composed of three layers the canopy the understory and the forest floor. The Forest Floor is the bottom layer of the Rainforest and its also the darkest layer of the rainforest. The combination of constant warmth and abundant moisture makes the tropical rainforest a suitable environment for many plants and animals. Forest Floor. The main genera of mangroves at least in the Old World revolves around the genus Avicennia Bruguiera Rhizophora Sonneratia Ceriops and Lumnitzera. In addition to that it will provide certain touch to this Floor forest floor animals and complete the design appearance. They live in the 39 understory layer 39 . Millions of species of plants and animals live in the world 39 s tropical forests. MATERIALS Daintree rainforest animals. Generally forest floors are heaviest and deepest in boreal forests and forests floors usually occur in tropical rain forests where decomposition rates are rapid. The combination of leaves and substances that the ants produce such as saliva allows a type of fungus to grow. Most people in the Congo Basin remain heavily dependent on the forest for subsistence and raw materials as a complement to agricultural activities. The leaves have quot drip spouts quot that allows rain to run off. Finally most big rain forest animals live on the rain forest floor. From the rainforest s 40 000 plant species most of the plants are shade tolerant. The Lower Rainforest Floor The floor is relatively clear of vegetation due to the deep darkness created by perhaps 30 m of canopy vegetation above. Most of the animals of this forest live on the forest floor because the soil is rich there is lots of food and the tall trees provide protection from the sun wind and rain above. Animals visit these plants to drink water. Many rainforest animals live their entire lives in the trees and never touch the ground. co. Meanwhile canopy camera traps can give us a lot of information about animals that live in trees called arboreal animals. Try these five animal yoga poses for kids below. It will be followed up by two lessons during which we will discuss the understory the canopy and the emergent levels. There is so much food available at this level that some animals never go down to the forest floor. Vampire bats look like pigs that have large pointed ears and fangs. Large leafed shrubs and saplings new trees grow in the patches of sunlight. Forest life is some of the most complex on the planet and each animal is important to the ecosystem. An award winning team of journalists designers and videographers who tell brand stories through Fast Company s distinctive lens The mighty Amazon River and its surrounding rainforest is home to millions of different species of animals with new ones being discovered regularly. Deforestation References Dec 14 2019 The canopy layer is the most productive layer of the rainforest. other small plants compete for light in the understory and on the forest floor. While that might not seem like much the billions of acres of lush rainforest hold one third of all known terrestrial species among them many plants and animals that have provided science with new medicines and Rainforests are home to some of the most intriguing creatures in the world. In Jaguars can live on the trees for months when the forest floor is flooded. SUGGESTED TIME ALLOWANCE 40 minutes. During the day the canopy is drier and hotter than other parts of the forest and the plants and animals that live there are specially adapted for life in the trees. Jaguars are wild cats that live in the rain forests nbsp 27 May 2019 Rainforests play an invaluable role in sustaining life but every year large houses most of the rainforest 39 s animal species and forms a roof that blocks most On the dark forest floor few plants are able to grow and decaying nbsp Tropical rainforests are the most rich tree species forest on the Earth and encompasses The fauna species of the forest floor include elephants tigers pumas nbsp Go up and up from the forest floor through the understory right up to the canopy in this video about the layers of the rainforest. 6 feet long 2 m and three feet high 1 m . Examples of parasitism in the rainforest include loa loa candiru rafflesia leeches and the fungus Ophiocordyceps unilateralis among others. The forest floor is dark due to the trees above stopping the sunlight from entering the forest. Only two per cent of sunlight gets through the thick canopy trees and understorey plants to reach the forest floor. It is dark and wet sustaining the lives of many insects who in turn provide food for other animals. There are few flowering plants here but edible roots and tubers abound. Different animals and plants live in each different layer. They are not good at climbing. The Amazon Rainforest is the largest rainforest on planet earth and home to most amazing creatures such as Anaconda electric eel black caiman dart frog and jaguar. The poisonous snakes can be found inside the rainforest. Animals find many ways to avoid being eaten in the rain forest. FOREST FLOOR The floor of the forest is teeming with animal life especially insects and arachnids like tarantulas . Insects are the most numerous animals in rainforests. It is very common on islands that there are no large mammals and bats and rodents make up a large part if not all of native mammal species. Less and Less Greenery. Most rainforest animals live in this layer from monkeys to birds and butterflies to snakes. They look like big leopards. As populations rise pressure on forests continues to increase. Jul 21 2020 Besides impacting tree populations fragmentation alters habitat vital to rainforest animals particularly in the forest understory the small trees and vines between the forest floor and the upper canopy. Layers of the Rainforest The rainforest can be divided up into three layers the canopy the understory and the forest floor. Brazil is home to thousands of Amazon rainforest animals each unique in their own special way. They are situated in the Zaire basin in Africa with smaller areas in West Africa and Eastern Madagascar Asia and Central America where the Amazon River basin is found. Rainforest Animals The animals in rainforests are adapted quite specifically to the layers that they live with those in the forest being masters of the undergrowth. All those insects have to live somewhere and the rainforest is home to many of them. Answer and Explanation The animals that live on the Amazon rainforest forest floor include Oct 28 2019 Among all biomes tropical rainforests are considered to have the highest biodiversity. The Tropical Rainforest Shrub Level The rain forest shrub level is very close to the understory level. This is the primary layer of rainforest and serves a purpose of creating a roof for the understory and the forest floor. Animals may have the ability to camouflage themselves against soil tree trunks and leaves. The floor of the rainforest is often very open and easy to walk across. Dec 21 2018 Between October and November 2012 we sampled arthropods that live on the ground at the various sites by collecting the decaying leaf litter from the forest floor and searching through it to find all the arthropods. Animals of the rain forests are provided with a variety of habitats in the different layers of the forest trees. This is where most of the land animals live and there are also lots of insects even though it only gets 5 of the sunlight. Animals of the forest floor The Green Iguana Habitat The rainforest floor. Oct 21 2015 In this layer animals such as eagles bats and monkeys can be found. Herbivores that live on the floor of the tropical rainforest have adapted to life in an area of where there is little plant growth. Rainforests are forests with a great deal of rainfall and very thick vegetation at nbsp Small animals including monkeys birds snakes rodents frogs and lizards are common in the tropical rainforest. 20. It will soon be forest floor animals handy for Floor storage. The tapir is a forest animal that looks like a large pig. Forest jaguar s stocky and muscled build smaller size than those in open areas are a result of its millennia s long adaptation to its environment. It starts growing from the forest floor but due to the low amount of sunlight at ground level it attaches itself to trees and climbs high to reach the forest canopy. Different plants and animals live on each floor or layer. Unlike the tropical rainforest whre much of the animals lifes up in the trees some never coming to the forest floor at all most animals in the temperate rainforest live on or near the ground. Crossbills use their scissor like beak to pry seeds from cones while mule deer and red tree vole feed on young conifer needles. It lives in the Amazon Rain Forest. Using masking tape or chalk if your floor will bear it draw a large outline of a rainforest tree on the floor. Forest Floor Animals. Nov 24 2010 New Rainforest Cameras Live Stream Wildlife Worldwide. The forest floor is where recycling occurs fungi insects bacteria and earthworms are among the many organisms that break down waste materials and ready them for reuse and recycling throughout the forest system. Jaguars can live on the trees for months when the forest floor is flooded. A slow movement. Sep 02 2020 The Tongass National Forest is a large swath of temperate rainforest located in southeast Alaska. Did You Know Rainforests give. The forest floor is generally dark and damp and is home to nbsp a Rainforest Rainforests are very dense warm and wet forests. They need everything the forest This is wide in tropical rain forests. The Forest Floor is dark and damp and many insects and animals live here. There is a large concentration of insects here. Some animals store their food for the cooler temperatures Squirrels chipmunks and some jays store their food nuts for the wintertime Lots of animals have claws which enables them to survive in the forest because of climbing trees and the forest floor with logs Tree climbers such as some bears squirrels raccoons etc The fruits seeds leaves and young shoots provide food and habitat for a variety of animals like rats and lemurs. One thing that is Animal life is often abundant up here. It is an area covered with The forest floor is a thick layer of mosses and other low growing plants with nurse logs nurturing young plants. Some rain forests receive nearly one inch of rain every day of the year. study the different animals and plants that live in each layer. The entire rain forest community is dependent upon the fish runs. Lianus and Ficus which are strangler ferns for example are climbers which send shoots through trees to get more sunlight. In the temperate forest practically all the types of animals that exist can live in it due to the moderate climate and the fertile soils that allow many types of plants to grow provide shade for trees and give a lot of water. Rainforest animals like bats butterflies and eagles live in this layer. It is the home of bats frogs butterflies and many other animals. Tapirs are varied in size but the average measurement is 6. The underlying soil is covered with just a thin layer of leaves. Meet the animals of the Amazon rainforest with Lonely Planet Kids. Emergent The tallest trees in a rainforest are in the emergent layer. The canopy potentially contains as much life as the rest of the rainforest. I traveled to the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador a while back. The Amazon is the world 39 s largest tropical rainforest that inhabits a variety of vegetation. Much of the energy and carbon fixed by forests is periodically added to the forest floor through litterfall and a substantial portion of the nutrient requirements of See full list on freedrinkingwater. There are many animals and insects living in this layer. It receives the least amount of sunlight and consists of fallen leaves branches fruits and seeds. Mangrove forest is often classified based on the frequency of tidal inundation from the sea which affects the species that grow in these zones. Okapis Okapis live on the forest floor. As you can see each of these producers play a vital role in the lives of countless organisms in the forests. Insects giant centipedes spiders ants and beetles are also very abundant here. Amazon rainfore Sep 24 2018 We also learned that the Amazon is near the equator making it a hot and humid place for thousands of animals. Destinations Shop Community Interests Travel booking 2020 Lonely Planet. The rhinoceros hornbill bird from southeast Asian rainforests has a hornlike structure on its head that looks like an extra beak 6. Create Sustainable Livelihoods We build sustainable economies with our partner communities that rely on a healthy forest for success. Water flows down these leaves and collects in the base. May 28 2014 The Okapi lives on the forest floor in areas of the rainforest which are not super dense with plant life. They hunt on the rainforest floor and climb trees only to escape danger. Large mammals humans and trillions of insects live on the forest floor. Tapirs . May 11 2015 Sweet fruit entices animals which eat the fruit and deposit seeds on the forest floor as droppings. It is said that approximately half of the world s animal species live in these dense rainforests. Unlike tropical rainforests where much of the animal life lives up in the trees some never coming to the forest floor at all in the temperate rainforest most animals live on or near the ground. They tend to communicate more by sound than by sight in this dense forest strata. The forest floor is home to beetles lizards termites conga ants snakes funnel web spiders leaf cutter nbsp 2 Mar 2020 Over 450 species of reptiles live in the Amazon rainforest. Gear obsessed editors choose every product we review. Concepts Animals that live on the forest floor. Fig trees common throughout most of the world s tropical rainforests may be the most familiar fruit tree in the canopy. The Amazon river basin and rainforest of Amazonia is also home to world s biggest snake The green anaconda Guyana blind snake Toadheaded Pitviper green racer and yararanata pit Birds and insects living in the Emergent Layer are crucial for the well being of the rainforest because they help pollinate the plants in the rainforest. 3 Feb 2020 Most animals live in the trees. Humans should be This layer provides superior camouflage and many of the species who live here crossover between this layer and the Canopy Layer. In a tropical rainforest it rains They live in the Canopy and Understory forest layers. understand that rain forests have four distinct layers emergent canopy understory and forest floor. We ve provided a few rainforest animals from different rainforests around the world to get you started. It covers the layers of the rain forest emergent canopy understory and the forest floor. The canopy shields sunlight from reaching the forest floor and the understory making both layers very shady. The decaying plant life is rich in energy and it is quickly recycled by decomposers animals and plants that break down the dead life . A rainforest tree is like an apartment building. The forest floor is full of animal life that consists of mostly insects. Small plants grow in the understory on the bottom right above the forest floor. The fourth layer of the Rainforest is the Forest Floor. Jaguars tapirs worms and ants are some animals that live here. Some of the animals that are found in emergent level are eagles monkeys bats and butterflies. Those animals include anteaters gorillas and nbsp In fact tropical rainforests comprise only 40 of the world 39 s tropical forests and The contrasting figures for tropical animals especially insects are even greater. Most rainforest animals live in this layer due to an abundance food. The tiny tenrec found only in Madagascar searches the rain forest floor for insects to eat. Many colorful birds also live among the canopy of the rain forest and there are also animals that live on the forest floor. Scientists have discovered that the richness of the the rain forest lies in the plant matter not in the soil itself. As many as 30 million species of plants and animals live in tropical rainforests. Each layer has a name such as 39 emergent 39 39 canopy 39 39 understory 39 and 39 forest floor. Rainforest trees Amazon forests live on sunlight water minerals and the first thing they notice is how little light filters down to the forest floor. Lots of insects live in the temperate rainforest. Their favorite food is shrimp fish and crab. Many insects also live on this level. They can be found living on the forest floor and trees. Rainforest animals and insects must crawl or walk around the deep vegetation to find food water and shelter. Animals that live on the floor layer are some of the largest in the rainforest and are a mix of both carnivores and herbivores. Anteaters jaguars and scorpions are some of the animals that live in the forest floor layer. 5. Forest Floor The floor of the forest is teeming with animal life especially insects and arachnids like tarantulas . Nocturnal animals of the rain forest include frogs night monkeys deer okapi armadillos agoutis tarsiers bush babies vipers bats and insects. They live in South American and Asian rain forests eating leaves twigs and fruit The understory of the rainforest is not as dense because less light gets to it. The Dolphin is a Carnivore. Trees at this top layer can rise 100 to 250 feet 30 meters to 76 meters from the ground while the diameter of some of these trees can reach 16 feet 4. Free Printable Rainforest Worksheets It is designed to teach or review the four levels of the rainforest and which animals live in which levels. These guys and so many more are why you should be concerned about the fires ravaging That the world s population is cramming into cities at a rapid pace has countless environmental benefits. 4. The Okapi is a herbivore that likes to eat tree leaves fruit grass and sometimes even fungus. The wait a while vine uses its tiny spikes to grab at skin The lowest part of the rainforest is the forest floor. A tree known as the idiot fruit grows in Australia s Daintree rainforest. There they can find everything they need so they rarely come down to the floor of the forest. There are two main types of tropical forest the rainforest and the seasonal forest. Examples of animals in this region include snakes and Sep 09 2010 Jaguars and bats live in the understory. Covering an enormous 1. They eat frogs eggs birds insects and small animals. Apr 20 2018 Types of Wildlife. Apr 27 2018 Most Animals Live in Rainforests. animal lives in a different layer of the rainforest. this is why it is so important to protect out environment and help sustain life for many more years than we can probably even imagine. Animal life is found on all levels. The animals that live in temperate rainforest The forest floor is the darkest of all rainforest layers making it extremely difficult for plants to grow. At the lower levels of the forest are animals that run flutter hop and climb in the undergrowth. Many birds and small mammals such as chipmunks like to eat seeds that fall on the forest floor. Rainforest Animals Animals of the forest floor The Green Iguana Habitat The rainforest floor. The forest floor tends to be dark since the sun has difficulty penetrating the dense leaves There are as many as 200 species of trees growing in the rain forest. Over 15 million species of plants and animals live within this biome. The largest animals in the rainforest generally live here. Dec 16 2019 21. The upper canopy is home to most of the rainforests animals. This nbsp different parts of the forest from the bottom to the top. Emergent When we ride in a helicopter above a rain forest we first notice the canopy extending for miles and miles. Apr 09 2020 For example many birds in the rain forest like parrots have strong large beaks that can crush the extra thick shells of nuts. RD. com Floor Layer Animal Facts. Fox badger weasel and stoat are regularly seen here. create a class mural showcasing the distinguishing features of each layer in the rain forest. Sep 17 2019 The forest floor is where decomposition happens which is a process by which microorganisms and fungi break down dead plants and animals with only less than 2 of sunlight reaching the forest floors vegetation cannot survive in darkness making plants such as ferns and ginger habitant in the area and large amounts of fungi and mushrooms due to Aug 28 2020 Crickets are often the prey among rainforest species. Annonaceae Custard Apple Trees Leaves flowers fruit branches and dead trees fall to the floor of the rainforest. The understory is the area between the floor and the canopy. Tropical rainforests contain the greatest biodiversity in the world. Preparation This part is not really necessary but it makes the lesson nicer and more formal. The forest floor is a dark damp and hot place. At a glance the stinging tree doesn t look dangerous but it has tiny barbs that prick the skin and cause severe itching. They live on the forest floor because the food they eat lives there and they can t live in trees. For conclusion from this post is rainforest consists from several layers the layer is EMERGENTS layer CANOPY layer understory layer and layer FOREST FLOOR. Most nocturnal animals have big eyes and pupils that let in as much light as possible. Leaves that fall to the forest floor decay quickly. Between the canopy and the forest floor. Ants lay their eggs in the nest so that baby ants can be protected as well. Oct 05 2017 The forest floor of a primary tropical rainforest or a rainforest that has not been cut down and regrown recently is generally clear of vegetation and quite dark as all light is obscured by the canopy layer. Strangler Fig this tree begins to grow from a fig tree in the canopy and then shoots roots down to the floor of the forest to take permanent root. It 39 s the largest national forest in the United States and the largest remaining temperate May 15 2019 A rainforest is typically made up of four key layers emergent upper canopy understory and forest floor. May 02 2015 The Amazon rainforest is composed of four layers. Millions of insects reptiles amphibians birds and mammals call them home. Competition at ground level for light and food has led to some unique plant evolution. It is dark here because trees block the light from traveling all the way down to the ground. 15 May 2019 On the dark forest floor few plants are able to grow and decaying Rainforests are also home to endangered or protected animals such as the nbsp 16 Jan 2020 The tropical rainforest animals fauna live in different layers strata of the jungles. So without plants there would be no life on earth for animals and humans alike. Related pages. Some live at the top of the tallest trees while others live in the lower zones. 0 Subscribe Get 20 off at our online shop. As a result many plant rainforest species such as the epiphytes or air plants that live on the branches and trunks of trees have evolved including several tropical orchid species. FOREST FLOOR The Forest Floor is the ground layer. Indigenous people have lived there for thousands of years an These guys and so many more are why you should be concerned about the fires ravaging the Amazon. The forest floor is also usually very hot and damp as the atmosphere in the rainforest is quite humid. Located in South America more than 60 000 species of plants grow in the Amazon jungle. Some animals have even adapted to eating the tough conifer needles that litter the floor. Thus relatively larger animals of the tropical rainforest like the okapi the tapir the Sumatran The forest floor is the lowest layer where it is dark hot and damp. Some mammals live through out the rain forest like the leaf cutter ant. Two Toed Sloth . Although sometimes hard to notice this is a world teeming with life. Some of the nbsp Rainforest habitats are forests located around the tropics which is a zone around Rainforests are full of millions of different kinds of plants animals and insects Forest floor the ground of the rainforest with soil and fallen trees and leaves nbsp That 39 s why tropical forest tree roots grow horizontally instead of downwards. The darkness is a reason why so many species of animals and insects live in the canopy that is so they can get more sun. They can climb up to the Canopy layer but Forest floor Edit. They live in on the forest floor amp canopy. Here are 11 amazing rainforest species we are helping to protect with our innovative approach to conservation 1. Other primary consumers such as the red howler monkey live in the rainforest canopy and feed on the leaves flowers fruits and nuts of trees. 7 billi The forest floor is a thick layer of mosses and other low growing plants with nurse logs nurturing young plants. The foods for the rainforest snakes include the insects birds eggs and frogs. While other animals who live on insects have developed other traits the anteater has a proboscis like tongue and can reach into every corner of an insect settlement. They can eat almost anything. They possess an incredible knowledge of the forest its animals and its medicinal plants. It is difficult for sunlight to filter down through the thick canopy of leaves onto the rainforest floor. On the rainforest floor are such animals as Ants are the most abundant animals and their total quot biomass quot or how much they all weight when put together is heavier than any other group of animals in the rainforest. Few plants survive on the forest floor it is usually filled with composting leaves moss and small ferns. Additionally most keepers strive to keep their vivarium clean so they remove their pet s waste and other organic materials from the enclosure as quickly as is possible. Some of the nbsp These are from the top down the emergent the canopy the under storey the shrub and the forest floor. of the forest ecosystem in terms of organisms since it supports a large number of nbsp Animals that live among the branches need to be able to move from tree to tree whilst only small creatures can live on the forest floor because they can move nbsp The ground beneath the tree of the forest is the forest floor. The forest floor has few plants growing because the soil is very thin. All the familiar big game wildlife like elephants rhinos tapirs gaur tigers leopards sun bear wild boar wild dogs etc roam the forest floor but it takes a lot of luck to encounter most of them. Hidden inside the layers of the rainforest is a unique world of life. Only 2 of the sunlight that falls on a rainforest reaches the forest floor. The tropical rainforest has dense vegetation often forming three different layers the canopy the understory and the ground layer. Here are nine different species that are particularly cunning in the forest camo 1. The quality of soil is very poor and few plants and vine roots actually take root. Many times we only see the ones flying through the air or that are big enough to catch our attention but there is a whole group of animals that live in the rainforest floor. CANOPY LAYER. 10 Daintree rainforest animals that are found nowhere else being up during the day so you might be able to spot them while they forage on the forest floor. Jaguars are the only big cat that don 39 t roar. Temperate forest fauna. 20 of the world s natural forest terrain is the Amazon Jungle itself. existing rainforest trees to reach the light or living in the treetops entirely. There are many different kinds of ants in a tropical forest. It is surprisingly dark and less than 2 of the sun 39 s light reaches this area. While rainforests only cover 5 percent of the Earth s total land area they are home to roughly half of the world s species. The forest floor is even darker than the understory. It likes to stay in the understory and the forest floor. The biggest animals in the tropical rainforest live on the forest Sep 05 2018 Forest floor layer The forest floor is often blanketed with decaying leaves twigs fallen trees animal scat moss and other detritus. The lowest part of the rainforest is the forest floor. One example is the liana which is a climbing vine found in the Amazon and other tropical rainforests. Rainforest Habitat A beam of sunlight makes its way through the leaves and lights up the brightly colored wings of a macaw. Interesting Fact A typical four square mile patch of rainforest contains as many as 1 500 flowering plants 750 species of trees 400 species of birds and 150 species of butterflies. Because of this there are man The Amazon rainforest is nestled in the heart of Brazil covering 4 of Earth s surface. They tower above the forest floor by about 200 feet with 16 feet trunks. Some mammals live in the trees like sloths but some mammals live on the forest floor and the subterranean level. The floor of the rainforest is the richest ecosystem on earth. Jan 16 2020 The tropical rainforest animals fauna live in different layers strata of the jungles. No part of this site may b I was walking through the rainforest and saw something odd. A tropical rainforest typically has a number of layers each with different plants and animals adapted for life in that particular area. Some plants live on the branches of other plants and use air roots to draw nourishment from the air. There are very few plants in this layer. They hunt mainly on the forest floor and spend the day well hidden asleep in trees. Tropical rainforests are usually rainy the year around. It is dark on the rainforest floor. The largest of the rainforest animals live on the forest floor including elephants nbsp The forest floor however is rich with rotting vegetation and the bodies of dead organisms which are quickly broken down into nutrients integrated into the soil. EXPLAIN The Forest Floor. Life in the rain forest exists at different levels or layers in the trees. Any types of fungi mosses bacteria and some ants are decomposers in the rainforest. like iguanas and frogs and large animals like giant anteaters live on the forest floor. Seasonal forests have a wet season and a dry season. It is thought in the Amazon rainforest alone there are over 2 000 species of birds and 1 500 species of fish. The forest floor receives less than 1 of the earth 39 s sun. The canopy This is the top layer of trees. Research in the Amazon Rainforest canopy has rocketed up total species estimates for the entire forest. May 22 2012 Forest Floor Animals Army Ants Army Ants can travel about 65ft in a hour. Generally large animals live on the floor while birds live in the canopy and tops of tall trees. Many plants in the forest can be dangerous for explorers. Because it does. mongabay. Rainforests. Many animals live here including jaguars red eyed tree frogs and leopards. The smaller size of jaguar is also suitable for living on the The forest floor is converted to a maze of busy highways full of these moving leaf fragments. Roots such as these are known as buttress roots . This has resulted in the evolution of a great Anazon rainforest plants list that can live high up on trees Epiphytes. rainforest. base. This makes it easy for people to walk around on most parts of the forest floor. Animals like the flying fox bat and Wallace 39 s flying frog face less competition from animals such as birds and diurnal reptiles when they hunt at night. The Amazon rainforest is located in South America and it is made up of four main layers. The understory layer could be described as the middle part of the flora system. Occasionally a tree will die Forest floor. Rain forests cover less than 6 percent of the Earth 39 s surface yet are teeming with more than 50 percent of the world 39 s plants and animals. This is where they are in the food chain plants gt herbivores gt carnivores. A wide variety of life including insects and larger animals inhabits the rainforest floor. The rainforest canopy is a thick layer of jungle forest that blocks the hot sun from the forest floor. Jun 07 2011 Unless a canopy tree falls and leaves an opening this is the darkest place in the entire rainforest Less than 1 of the sunlight that strikes the emergent layer reaches to the forest floor. Animals that call the forest floor home are primarily insects and. Tropical rainforest also spelled tropical rain forest luxuriant forest found in wet tropical uplands and lowlands around the Equator. Many animals inhabit this layer due to the fact that foot in this area is abundant. They do not eat any plants. UNDERSTORY This level is very dark and gloomy. The understory sometimes known as the lower canopy contains trunks of canopy trees small trees shrubs and plants. It is actually in the same animal family as the horse and the rhinoceros. Decomposition is the process by which fungi and microorganisms break down dead plants and animals and recycle essential materials and nutrients. For instance just try imagining a rainforest without its iconic canopy trees. In other hand Floor cupboard is multifunction The Forest Floor Layer The last layer of the rainforest is the forest floor layer. Thus plants growing here are adapted to the low light conditions and the forest floor is relatively clear of vegetation. In any type of ecosystem animals show interdependence and co existence. nocturnal animals live in all levels of the rain forest. Also called the Amazonia the Amazon s forest floor has very minimal contact with the sun due to the dense expanse of tree canopies. Amazon Rainforest Animals. Each area of the rainforest has thousands of species or types of animals. Also matter that has fallen off the trees above. The Rainforests of the Atsinanana a UNESCO World Heritage Site comprise six national parks Marojejy Masoala Zahamena Ranomafana Andringitra and Andohahela. All rights reserved. Rainforest animals live among the many species of plants and millions of fallen leaves and vegetation that covers the forest floor. Not all tropical rainforests have the same animals but jungle cats of one species or another inhabit all of them except Australias rainforests. It 39 s amazing to think about the fact that nearly 60 of the rainforest is in Brazil and in that part of the Amazon rainforest reside almost 1 10th of the world 39 s animal species Amazon River pink Dolphin The Dolphin spends its time on the Forest Floor. The Amazon Rainforest is filled with living organisms. Many rain forest animals live in the canopy. When you think about rainforests the first thing that comes to mind is the humid tropical jungle of the Amazon filled with rare endemic animals Meet the animals of the Amazon rainforest with Lonely Planet Kids. Snakes Tapirs Jaguars Tamanduas and Gorillas are just a few of the species that live here. The Quinault Rain Forest is truly an enchanted valley that offers the visitor an awesome glance into the life of a temperate rain forest. According to the World Wildlife Fund there are 400 species of mammals 700 species of fish and over 1 000 species of birds found in the Congo rainforest alone. These layers include forest floor bottom layer understory layer canopy layer and emergent layer top The forest floor has plenty of food such as small plants grass and plenty of insects. Jaguar Jaguars are shy solitary and rarely seen. This makes it hard for plants to grow. A leaf that might take one year to decompose in our forest will take just six weeks on the forest floor. Jul 21 2014 Trees are the most important members of the temperate forest community. As you might have guessed from the name rainforests are forests that get a lot of rain. Forest Floor Most insects and the largest animals in the rainforest generally live here. In What Layer Of The Rainforest Do Peacocks Live Rain forests. Apr 03 2020 They also affect the adaptation of plants and animals in the rainforest biome. Most of these animals live on insects and fruit although a few are carnivorous. The forest floor is generally dark and damp and is home to many plants insects amphibians spiders small mammals and lizards. Few plants such as ferns and moss grow in this area and things begin to decay quickly. Because the sun 39 s rays don 39 t shine on the ground there is very little plant life on the forest floor. The rain forest floor receives only scattered rays of light. live in big underground nests that they dig into the forest floor. The smaller size of jaguar is also suitable for living on the Indigenous communities living in the rainforest want an economic alternative to cutting down trees. The pack will teach children all about the people animals and plants that live in the rainforest and threats which they are facing. The conditions of the canopy are very different from the conditions of the forest floor. different animal and plant life. Now as these tropical nbsp Coral reefs are some of the most precious habitat in the ocean which has They 39 re a complicated ecosystem where thousands of species are supported by nbsp 19 Nov 2013 The climate of a rain forest is very hot and humid so the animals and to the forest floor it decays and the nutrients it contains are recycled. Canopy Layer This layer consists mostly of large trees that are about 30 45 meters tall. Many plant eating animals live in the canopy for example monkeys flying squirrels and sharp clawed woodpeckers. When leaves branches and fruit fall from the trees above they decompose quickly. Because of t About 50 million tribal people live in rainforests in different parts of the world. Those creatures include snakes and tree frogs. Scarlet ibis Scarlet ibises live in mangrove forests near the coast and feed on muddy shorelines. The forest floor is the rainforest s bottom most layer which receives only 2 of the sunlight. This layer is where animals such as birds bats monkeys and insects are found. You could use any toy animals you have or you could try drawing your favourite rainforest animals. Only 5 of the sunlight makes it to the forest floor. The Amazon Rainforest home to 2. Notice the tree s wide roots. Almost no plants grow in this area as a result. mammals birds reptiles amphibians canopy may contain of the world s species home glossary wow 5. there are over 2 000 species of birds and 1 500 species of For instance the forest floor allows fungi and other microorganisms to decompose plant foliage and dead carcasses to recycle nutrients and other materials back into its ecosystem. The forest can be thought of in layers with the treetops being the top layer called the canopy. Their niche is they feed about 50 species. That s because this sizable endemic lizard is an expert at camouflage to escape predators often staying very still only moving when it is sure it has been spotted. Forest floor the rainforest ground which is damp and humid where larger animals live Understory the bit just below the canopy where some plants grow and where animals who live in the canopy may look for food and where most birds have their nests Dec 21 2019 The forest floor level is home to some of the larger animals in the rainforest like the rhinoceros. Rainforests are big forests that get lots of rain. Anteaters peccaries ants spiders snails snakes lizards poison dart frogs leopards tigers and elephants are some of the nbsp A rainforest is a lush forest of trees and plants that live in warm humid weather. When it comes to rainforest dwelling animals the Boyd s forest dragon is one of the hardest but coolest to spot. This humidity will help speed up the process of decomposition of the matter. Europe has 570 butterfly species while Manu National Park a single reserve in Peru has 1 300 species. Different animals live in different strata of the rainforest. Only a small percentage of the animals live on the forest floor. To do this we built self made sieves with a mesh size of about 2 cm. These animals are always in danger of being hunted and this is why they have developed many methods of protecting themselves from the other animals. I was walking through the rainforest and saw something odd. 5 Amazon Rainforest Animals Yoga Poses for Kids. Tropical rainforests are forests characterized by high rainfall with definitions setting minimum normal annual nbsp To identify several kinds of plants and animals that live in the rainforest layers. Carnivores only eat other animals. It eats other animals. Tapirs armadillos peccaries slugs centipedes cockroaches termites beetles and many decomposers live here where they devour a dead leaf in a matter of weeks. These trees are usually at least 100 feet tall. Tropical Rainforest Plants Although tropical rainforests receive 12 hours of sunlight daily less than 2 of that sunlight ever reaches the ground. It is very dark on the Aug 28 2019 THE Amazon rainforest known as the lungs of the planet is the world s largest tropical rainforest and is famed for its biodiversity and animal life. Nov 11 2016 Facts about Rainforest Animals 8 the snakes. These layers host several species of tropical animals and tropical plants. So do the pink flastids feeding on the juices of Forests provide habitats for 80 percent of land dwelling animals But for some species they provide more than just a home they provide a means of camouflage which is useful for all kinds of daily needs. The humidity is very high and this layer is constantly in shade. The largest animals in the rain forest generally live here including gorillas anteaters wild boars jaguars and people. animals mammals Howler Monkeys are the loudest land animals in the world. Various species of bacteria and fungi are especially prevalent since they help to decompose the forest detritus. Both get more than 8. You and your team sample each forest layer recording the number of species found and at what height. The final layer of the rainforest is the forest floor. Plants located in the temperate rainforest include Hickory American chesnut trees Sugar maple American beech l Black cherry pine and hemlock. Most of the rainforest 39 s animals live in the upper canopy. Most rainforest animals live in the under storey and nbsp Most rainforest animals are small the vast majority are insects and live high in of deception are leaf litter toads that disappear into the forest floor in Panama nbsp Many animals live on the forest floor. Step 6 Find out which animals live in the different layers of the rainforest and add them to your box. The ground level is called the forest floor. See full list on sciencestruck. It s dark on the rainforest floor because the trees keep most of the light out. 25 Aug 2020 Home middot Find Information middot The Amazon River middot The rainforest middot Amazon animals middot Deforestation The tree tops in a tropical rainforest fit together almost like puzzle pieces. The forest floor is where the largest rainforest animals are found. The orange frog stands out against the green foliage. On the following day talk about the animals that live in each layer of the rainforest. The forest floor is also the most humid part of the Rainforest. Bring in pictures or a book to show the class and then have them draw a few animals in each layer of their rainforest layer pictures. The forest floor is the lowest layer of the tropical rainforest. Many of these animals and a multitude of nbsp The rainforest has four layers the forest floor the understory layer the canopy and the emergent layer. Read Also 10 Facts about Rainbowfish Facts about Rainforest Animals 9 the poisonous snakes. Jul 16 2019 On the ground camera traps are a great tool for capturing information about large and medium sized mammals as well as large birds that live on the forest floor. It can take ten minutes for a falling raindrop to travel from a rainforest s thick canopy to the floor. 22 May 2012 A Forest Floor Plant Moss Herbs and FungiDue to the lack of sunlight almost no plants live on the forest floor. Forests have smaller number of large herbivorous preys. The rainforest consists of several layers such as the forest floor and emergent layer. 3 May 2018 In parts of the Amazon hundreds of different tree species share a few acres. Rainforest Safari After taking about what animals live in the jungle ask the children to draw and cut out three or more animals that live in the jungle. And many of them are very noisy Bromeliad. With colorful illustrations and fascinating diagrams from author illustrator Kate Duke In the Rainforest is a lively look at the most vibrant ecosystem on our planet. . Okapis are very active during the day and get around by walking and running. Soil is an important component of the rainforest ecosystem The emergent layer of the Amazon rain forest includes the tallest treetops in the forest extending 200 feet above the forest floor. How we test gear. See full list on ehow. org The rainforest floor is very humid due to the evaporation of water from the leaves and shrubs that are found in this layer. Animals of the Rainforests An incredible number of animals live in rainforests. Diet Plants They spend most of their time on the forest floor though. Examples include the emergent canopy understory and forest floor layers. Some insects like the grasshopper have spiked armor that keeps predators away. The huge trees towering over the forest floor provide shelter from wind sun and rain for the animals that live there. The largest animals in the rainforest generally live here including gorillas anteaters wild boars tapirs jaguars and people. The largest animals within the rainforest generally live here including gorillas anteaters crazy boars tapirs jaguars and people. A four mile patch of rainforest could contain up to 400 species of birds 150 species of butterflies and 60 species of amphibians which lets in sunlight for the forest floor. We may earn commission if you buy from a link. Indigenous people have lived there for thousands of years and have orga About 50 million tribal people live in rainforests in different parts of the world. Decomposer s such as termites slugs scorpions worms and fungi thrive on the forest floor. The rainforest is divided into 4 layers namely emergent layer canopy layer understory and the forest floor. The four layers are the emergent layer the canopy layer understory layer and the forest floor. They are in a specific sequence to invite flow Much of a rainforest 39 s flora and fauna live in the understory. com FOREST FLOOR Teeming with animal life especially insects. Harpy Eagles Jaguar and Piranhas are some of the carnivores that live in the Amazon Rain Forest. Their love of Sep 21 2017 The forest floor is a rich environment with a very thick layer of humus. The floor of the rainforest receives only about 2 of the available sunlight. They provide the structure and create the environment for everything beneath them. See full list on rainforests. Uroplatus phantasticus Leaf tailed gecko 4. Jaguars love to swim. To learn about litter decays quickly. A Jaguar is a mammal. Forest Floor It 39 s very dark down here. See full list on animalcorner. It absorbs most of the light from the sun and leaves here use that light to produce the food that powers the forest. Many animals have adapted to survive in the rainforest ecosystem Not only does vegetation adapt to the rainforest environment but many animals have adapted to the unique conditions of this ecosystem. Finding entire groups of animals that complete their entire lives high in the canopy out of reach of scientists has created another world. However in the rainforest there isn 39 t a dry season. show the beauties that depend on the forest to survive quot said Luciano Breves a web multimedia officer at World Land Trust who set up the Jul 21 2014 Trees are the most important members of the temperate forest community. The Daintree rainforest is home to many animals some not found anywhere else on the planet. In addition to the 25 Rainforest animals above here are some other animals living in the rainforests. Jul 16 2020 The forest floor is where decomposition takes place. They are one of many species that have been seen following army ants. FOREST FLOOR This level is dark and dry and covered in dead leaves home to a variety of insects. This is a forest habitat for birds lizards Mar 22 2019 The Rainforest Alliance works hard to protect rainforests and the biodiversity within them through the sustainable management of tropical forests restoring degraded land surrounding forests and protecting rivers and streams. Here is a quick introduction to some of the animals of the Daintree rainforest This sunbird is busy building a nest under the front verandah roof September 2007 Saprophytes found in the ground layer of the rainforest floor fungi that decompose plant life that lands on the ground layer. It is believed that this layer has the most number of species or has the most biodiversity. UPDATED 5 9 13 to include product assembly photos This activity would really help support your rainforest unit. Other tropical rainforest floor animals are innumerable insects such as army ants nbsp Jungles are simply warm forests that are very densely vegetated at the forest floor . Some animals live high up in the trees some crawl across the forest floor and some tunnel underground but they all depend on one another and the rain to survive. Sep 04 2019 These animals play an important role in keeping the rainforest healthy. The leafcutter ants live in the forest floor and usually build an underground tunnel and chamber complex where they cultivate and harvest their fungus gardens and get protection from the outside threats. The flipbook is 4 pages and describes each layer and the animals that can be found ther UPDATED 5 9 13 to include product assembly photos This activity would really help support your rainforest unit. This also explains why the forest is mostly moist. The Amazon Rainforest is a haven of natural resources. This amazing interaction connects the high mountain country to the rain forest upper canopy to the understory and then to the ocean. The largest of the rainforest animals live on the forest floor including elephants jaguars tigers and tapirs. It provides shade for the animals below and helps trap moisture in keeping humidity levels high. In protected f rom the sun rain an d o ther animals. These species are known as rainforest animals. COM Culture Every editorial product is independently selected though we may be compensated or receive an affiliate commission if you buy something Earth has many temperate rainforests which are distinguished by cooler temperatures and dense ecosystems filled with cone bearing evergreens and mosses. It consists of a root soil Animals in the forest are very particular regarding their habitats. Forest Floor anteaters giant armadillos earthworms beetles ants Understory spiders emerald tree boas tree frogs reach the forest floor. Each layer of the rainforest has different characteristics according to its place in the rainforest. Sep 14 2013 Mangrove forest types. What little that do live there are nbsp A study expedition into a single rainforest found that there are more species of ants The Canopy layer The Understory and The forest floor Lowest level . The Water Tank Plant. A female Jaguar has 3 to 4 cubs. Jan 28 2020 In the Amazon a semi aquatic rodent known as a capybara forages on the forest floor and in wetlands for grasses and water plants. Rationale This lesson will focus on explaining what kinds of animals live on the floor of the rain forest. Why is there less greenery on the Rainforest floor The overabundance Many plants gathering sunlight at the top of the forest blocks most sunlight from reaching the bottom of the forest. 5 feet of rain every year. It is actually rather the opposite the floor is relatively clear of vegetation due to the deep darkness created by perhaps 100 feet 30 m of canopy vegetation above. Most of the rain forest animals live here including several familiar faces toucans parrots sloths and monkeys. The forest floor is also where decomposition takes place. com Part I THE FOREST FLOOR. Leafcutter ants . It is full of pictures and quot Thinking Points quot to encourage pupils to initiate discussion along with lesson ideas and activities in the teacher s guide. Small Herbivores. Many species of insects are also nocturnal so this gives insectivorous predators an opportunity to hunt. Amazon rainforest animals Discover the animals in the Amazon Forest. Their branches and leaves form an umbrella over the rest of the layers. The gorillas live on the bottom layer the rain forest floor. A plant that grows on trees. This layer is dark humid and hot. A thin layer of leaf litter coats the forest floor which is home to decomposers such as fungi insects and microorganisms. What layer in the rainforest do Black Panthers live in Big Cats. Mar 26 2020 Some rainforest animals have adapted to hunt during the night instead of the day. Since hardly any sun reaches the forest floor things begin to decay quickly. May 28 2020 Forest Floor. It has long curved leaves and a bowl shaped . Tropical rainforests which worldwide make up one of Earth s largest biomes major life zones are dominated by broad leaved trees that form a dense upper canopy layer of foliage and contain a diverse array of vegetation and other life. Floor cabinet can be forest floor animals imperative for Floor. The larger animals will depend on where the forest is located. The Forest Floor is a dark place even in daylight because of the vast amount of trees and plants towering over it. The animals that live in the layers of the rainforest are able to live in the Other mammals include mongoose fossas civets fanaloucs tenrecs hedgehog like animals moles rats mice and bats. They can grow on trunks branches leaves as well as on top of other Epiphytes. Jan 08 2018 The wood chips and soils used in such enclosures are largely free of the decomposing organisms that live on the forest floor. The forest floor serves as a bridge between the above ground living vegetation and the soil and it is a crucial component in nutrient transfer through the biogeochemical cycle. I was walking through the jungle with a small group of indigenous folks and tourists and we came upon something that lo 11 Mar 2020 Animals or bits of foliage that die and fall to the forest floor are quickly scavenged by other organisms to support the forest 39 s rapid growth. Below the canopy is the layer called the understory. The forest floor is also a habitat for many insects such as ants and animals such as the giant anteater. Another Forest FloorAnimal Coatimundi The Coatimundi is also known as the White nosed Coati. uk Nov 22 2019 A rainforest is a magical place thriving with all manner of plants and animals. The forest floor of primary tropical rainforest is rarely the thick tangled jungle of movies and adventure stories. Why tropical rainforests are called tropical Are these rainforest lie in tropical region Where are most rain forests located and why Just above the floor is a thick layer of shrubs small trees and flowering plants. Materials Laminated nbsp Animals of the rain forests are provided with a variety of habitats in the different layers Although it can climb the ocelot seems to hunt mainly on the forest floor. An enormous butterfly flits from plant to plant. Among the rich diversity of wildlife found in the deep dark rain forest in the Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa is the Congo peacock an intriguing bird discovered The majority of plants that grow on the forest floor are used by insects such as the Madagascar hissing cockroach and the giant African millipede as food. Insects make up nbsp The forest floor is home to old fallen leaves and fruits rotten branches which are dispersed by wind rain splash animals or by the fruiting body itself by nbsp 28 Apr 2020 Forest Floor. Explore the layers of the rainforest here. Most of the vegetation on the forest floor consists of fungi and other living things that grow in decaying leaves. live on land and in water and they love to roll in the mud. For example many reptiles like the Reticulated Python live between here and the forest floor taking advantage of the warm damp conditions. The Madagascar rainforest is a wet dense forest abundant with plant and animal life. These animals depend on treetops to provide them with shelter food and protection. The sunlight on the forest floor of the Amazon rainforest is so low that few plant species can live there. Lots of sunlight is provided for the emergent trees that are broad leaved hardwood evergreens. The three largest tropical rainforests in the world can be found in three major geographical areas around the world. Rainforests are located across the world. Many on the upper levels have either taken on the use of raw strength and power stealth or wits to overcome the astronomical challenge of survival. Other Rainforest Animals. These ants don t eat the leaves they have collected but instead bury them underground. The National Aquarium in Baltimore describes how these insects are some of the only animals that live on the rainforest floor along with ants and anteaters. Most of these animals live on or near the forest floor where they are protected from the wind and rain by the trees above. 8 meters . Fungi. The flipbook is 4 pages and describes each layer and the animals that can be found ther Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in the southern coastal rainforest is a perfect spot with plenty of wild spaces around to see sloths. Key Terms Forest floor understory canopy emergent layer. The decomposition of plants and animals by mushrooms lichens moss fungi and bacteria in a rain forest provide rich nutrients and energy for other Jan 16 2013 eHow Hobbies amp Science Zoology Rainforest Animals Animals in the Madagascar Rainforest By Sarah DeWitt Ince eHow Contributor gt Lemurs are very social creatures. what animals live in the forest floor of the rainforest