*You can help protect the rainforest: Support programs that help protect and renew the rainforest.
*You can help protect the rainforest: Learn as much as you can about the rainforest and why it is disappearing.
Rainforests are home to half of the Earth's plants and animals.
Most rainforests get more than 80 inches of rain each year. That's one reason the Amazon River is so big.
Gorillas like Gus get most of the water they need from eating leaves and stems drenched in the rainforest's morning dew.
Every second, someone chops down part of the rainforest the size of a football field!
Jaguars like Jenny are an endangered species. There are only 15,000 alive in the wild today.
*You can help protect the rainforest: Reuse and recycle. Never waste the Earth's resources.
Toucans like Teddy sleep in deep hollows in rainforest trees. To fit, they just roll up into feathery balls.
The biggest threats to the rainforest are ranching, mining, and tree cutting.
Rainforests are found on every continent except Antarctica.
Rainforests regulate temperature and weather patterns around the world!
The Southeast Asian Rainforest - where Ella lives - is the oldest rainforest on Earth. But it is losing its trees too fast.
The Amazon River, where Phoebe lives, is more than 4,000 miles long. That's as wide as the United States.
Once a rainforest is destroyed, it takes 50 to 120 years to come back. Sometimes it never returns.
The Amazon Rainforest in South America, where Jenny and Teddy live, is the largest tropical rainforest on Earth: 3 million square miles.