There is a big difference between a rainforest and a desert. Water! Water makes a rainforest wet and green. But a desert gets very little water. That is why it is dry. Read on to compare these two habitats .
Rainforests are full of big trees. Some are 200 feet tall. Their branches and leaves form a canopy overhead. Many animals live in the rainforest. Most of them live in the canopy. Thick clouds gather above a rainforest. They make it humid . Rain is common.
Deserts do not get much rain. They are hot and dry. But they are home to many living things. Cactuses are plants that grow in the desert. They soak up water when it rains. They store water until the next rainfall. Many desert animals come out only at night. The air is cooler then.