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