Welcome to the Rain Forest!

February 23, 2018
A rain forest is full of colorful creatures like this toucan.
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Rain forests are warm and wet. This habitat is packed with green plants. It is home to unique animals.

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A rain forest has four layers. Study the drawing. What do you notice? What plants and animals do you see?

ILLUSTRATION BY ANNE REAS FOR TIME FOR KIDS

Jaguars are big and powerful. They live on the forest floor. The cats have a spotted coat. This helps them blend into the forest.

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The two-toed tree sloth spends most of its life hanging upside down. It lives in the rain forest canopy. A sloth has special claws. They help it grip tree branches.

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Poison dart frogs hunt for food in the understory. They eat spiders. The frog’s bright skin warns predators to stay away.

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The Amazon is the biggest rain forest in the world. It is in South America. Find it on the map.

MAPS BY JOE LEMONNIER FOR TIME FOR KIDS