What is a rain forest?
There are tropical rain forests with high temperatures, which are often called jungles. Tropical rain forests occur along the equator.
There are temperate rain forests, with warm temperatures in summer and cool temperatures in winter.
A rain forest has high, continuous rainfall, which provides water and oxygen for many species of plants and animals.
Rain forests have several layers, such as the forest floor (the ground), the understory layer (between the ground and the tops of trees), and the canopy layer (tops of tall trees).
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