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Frequently Asked Questions About the Rainforest

We receive many letters from students who want to know more about rainforests and the plants and animals that live there. Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

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How many plant and animal species can be found in rainforests?
How do plants and animals interact with each other in rainforests?
Do some animals live in plants?
What do some of the animals eat?
Why are sloths green and how do they catch their prey if they are so slow?
Do birds migrate to rainforests?
Are there any unknown plants in rainforests?
How do rainforests affect the Earth's climate?
What products do we use in our daily lives that originate in rainforests?
What are some leading causes of rainforest destruction?
What are some solutions to rainforest destruction?
How can kids help protect rainforests?

If you have more questions, you can write to the Education Program at 233 Broadway, 28th Floor New York, NY 10279 USA, or email us at

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