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Tropical Rain Forests


Distribution of tropical evergreen forest in the world


Tropical Rain Forests

Tropical Rain Forests are found in regions where there is heavy rainfall. They are found on the slopes of the Western Ghats and the island groups of Lakshadweep, Andaman and Nicobar. They are also found in the upper parts of Assam and along the Tamil Nadu coast.
  • Tropical Rain Forests thrive where the rainfall is more than 200 cm.
  • These areas have short dry spells.
  • The climate is warm and wet through out the year.
  • A variety of trees, shrubs, and creepers grow in a multilayered structure.
  • Tropical Rain Forests appear green all the year round as there is no definite time for the trees to shed their leaves.
  • Ebony, mahogany, rosewood, rubber and cinchona are some of the commercially important trees found in these forests.
  • Elephants, monkey, lemur and deer make these forests their habitat.
  • The jungles of Assam and West Bengal house the one horned rhinoceros.
  • Plenty of birds, bats, sloth, scorpions and snails are also found in these rain forests.


    Tropical Rain Forest


    Animals Found on the Rain Forest

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