Visit African Rainforest

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Visit African Rainforest

Nigeria, Ghana and the Dominican Republic of Congo

Visit the African Rainforest

The African rainforests are home to an abundance of animal and plant life. Out of all the Africa landforms this one is by far the most teeming with life. African rainforest can be found spread across east, central, and west Africa and cover over 2.2 million square miles. Approximately three quarters of Africa's rainforest are located in central Africa. Compared to other rainforest through out the world the rainforests in Africa are dry. They receive between 63 and 78 inches of rainfall per year compared to the Amazon's average rainfall of eighty inches. Temperatures across the region are relatively high with a very narrow variation in seasonal and diurnal ranges.

• The topography ranges from lowlands along the coast and in the lower Niger Valley to high plateaus in the north and mountains along the eastern border.• Nigeria’s ecology varies from tropical forest in the south to dry savanna in the far north, yielding a diverse mix of plant and animal life.• Nigeria's religions are 50% Muslims, 40% Christian and 10% indigenous beleifs. • The total literacy rate is 61.3%. For male it is 72.1% and for females it is 50.4%. • The land is 38.97% ariable, 3.46% is permanant crops and 57.57% is other


• There are two basic seasons; wet season which lasts from April to October; and the dry season which lasts from November till March. • Chimpanzees and gorillas are apes and feed in the trees, eating leaves and fruits.• The golden potto, a small primate, hunts at night for fruit and insects.• Bantu is a major branch of the Niger-Congo language family spoken by most populations in the rainforest.• African countries below the Sahara are largely Christian.• Through thousands of years of living in the rainforest, rainforest people have adapted to the rainforest climate. They don't need to drink a lot of water because they get so much water in the foods they eat.• The people of the rainforest have learned how to use the plants and animals of the rainforest without harming it. They have taught us about many of the foods and medicines from the rainforest that we use today. • The people of the rainforest make medicine using the resources in the forest.



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