Plants & Animals

Rainforests are home to 80 PERCENT of the world's terrestrial species

Peru is home to over 15,000 plant species, and indigenous people continue to use many of these for daily needs like medicine

The congo basin rainforest is the only
place that's home to all 3 types
of great ape

 


A single hectare of rainforest can contain 200 different tree species

There are around 3,000 species of freshwater fish living in the Amazon alone

Bonobo apes are our closest living relatives, and can only be found in the Democratic Republic of Congo

 

Around 80% of our food originates from rainforests - including tomatoes, potatoes, rice and cocoa

The kapok tree is the tallest tree in the rainforest. It can grow over 60 metres tall and 3 metres wide