The rainforest of Borneo

Rainforest

Rainforests are the world's powerhouses, the most vital habitats on the planet. Characterised by high rainfall, they only cover 6% of the Earth across the tropical regions, but they contain more than half of its plant and animal species. Fast-growing trees form a dense canopy that prevents much sunlight reaching the forest floor and discourages undergrowth. The canopy is where it's at, and it hums with an incredible diversity of life.

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What lives here?

Mammals

Birds

Reptiles

Amphibians

Ray-finned fishes

Insects

Arachnids

Where you find Rainforest

Map showing the location of the Rainforest habitat

Behaviours

Useful behaviours for this habitat

Ecozones

Ecozones where this habitat is found

Habitats

Other Terrestrial habitats

Video collections

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