Rainforests in Africa By Rhett A. Butler April 1, 2019 Read more. Most of Africa's remaining rainforests are found in the Congo river basin on the Atlantic Ocean side of the continent. The Congo rainforest is famous for its gorillas, chimpanzees, and elephants as well as its native population of forest dwellers known as pygmies.
East and South African Rainforest East and South African rainforests are not as dense as the central African jungles, but there are rainforests in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Mosambique and Zimbabwe. These forests contain chimpanzees, colobus monkeys, elephants, deer, antelopes, chameleons, olive baboons and mongooses.
South African rainforest facts: Tropical rainforests cover about 2 million km² of Africa.You’ll only find more rainforest in the Amazon (6 million km²). African rainforests are being lost to deforestation at a rate of 0.3% every year – that’s 40 hectares per minute (whilst slower than the Amazon and South East Asia, this is still deeply worrying).
African Rainforest Facts - Plants Over 8,000 plant species have been discovered in the rainforest of Africa. These plants have adapted to the rainforest environment which is very humid, dark, and receives a lot of rain. Here are some interesting facts about plants found in the African rainforest.
Facts about Congo Rainforest 5: the animal in the river. One of the unique animals that you can view in the river of Congo is the hippopotamus. Other interesting animals in Congo rainforest are the okapi, African forest elephants, dryas monkey, Allen’s swamp monkey, Congo peafola, and aqutic genet.
The species that compose African rainforests are of different evolutionary ages because of the contraction and expansion of the rainforest in response to global climatic fluctuations.:by aniketh In Tropical Africa about 8,500 plant species have been noted and 403 species of orchids note down.
Rainforest Facts For Kids: All About Rainforests What Is A Rainforest? ‘Rainforest’ is a term coined by German biologist Andreas Schimper in 1898, after he had studied forests in South America and Asia. Fact: To be a rainforest, an area needs to have a high yearly rainfall: typically over 200 cm (79 inches) per year.
This page contains facts, pictures and links to further information on a wide range of rainforest animals from all around the world. Scroll down to see all of the animals in alphabetical order, or select the species you’d like to see using the Rainforest Animals List Index, below.. Page Index
Today, the governments of rainforest countries are now torn between the need to protect their endangered rainforests and the need for the money, roads and jobs that foreign logging companies bring ...
Below are 35 facts on Tropical Rainforests. Fact 1: Rainforests only cover around 2 percent the total surface area of the Earth, but really about 50 percent of the plants and animals on the earth live in the rainforest.