Tropical rain forests are forest biomes that occur close to the equator and experience high temperatures and significant amounts of rainfall each year. They may be evergreen or deciduous, and some are flooded during a po... More » Science Earth Science

A tropical rain forest is a biome that gets at least 79 inches of rain every year and has a year-round temperature of between 68 and 95 degrees Fahrenheit. Biologists believe that as many as 30 million species of plants ... More » Science Earth Science

One example of parasitism in the rain forest involves botfly larvae living and feeding off the flesh of the jaguar. This is a parasitic relationship because it benefits only one member, the botfly larvae, while harming t... More » Science Biology
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