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Rainforest layers

Emergent layer, trees can be 200 feet high. Most trees are broad-leaved, hardwood evergreens. Sunlight is plentiful up here.  Animals found are eagles, monkeys, bats and butterflies.

Canopy layer  forms a roof over the two remaining layers.   Most  trees have smooth, oval leaves that come to a point. It forms a  very dense layer. Food is abundant for animals including  snakes, toucans and tree frogs

Little sunshine reaches here so the plants have to grow larger leaves to reach the sunlight.   The plants in this area seldom grow to 12 feet.  Many animals live here including jaguars, red-eyed tree frogs and leopards and many insects.

It's very dark here and so no plants grow here,  Things begin to decay very quickly.  A  leaf that might take one year to decompose in a regular climate will disappear in  6 weeks. Giant anteaters live in this layer.

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