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Adaptations of wildlife in rainforests

Did you know? 

Adaptations of wildlife in rainforests

  • Rainforest adapted animals like the LTM and gibbons will often be the first to go when the forest goes.

  • Many in rainforests have buttress roots (to be stable in what are often shallow soils, trees with shallow roots). They have drip-tips on their leaves - all the better to shed the rainwater and prevent fungal growths etc

  • There are bright flowers that open in the day to attract birds, and those that open in the night to attract the moths and bats.

  • Orange Oakleaf is a good example of rainforest camouflage

Interested in knowing more?

Read the transcript of our online chat on 19th February “Rainforest Wildlife-Unique adaptations” moderated by Dr.Kashmira Kakati at the link


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See an Interview with makers at the youtube link


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