Tropical rainforests are found between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, 23.5° north and south of the equator.
The tropical rainforest contains far more species of plants and animals than any other biome. They cover approximately six per cent of the Earth's surface, and because they get 2,000 mm of rain per year and temperatures range from around 27 to 32°C, conditions are wet and hot all year round so it is a good environment for growth.
Jaguars, leopards, tigers, elephants and gorillas are found in different rainforests around the world. Lots of insects live here.
Birds, butterflies, frogs, snakes and lots of insects live here.
Birds, monkeys, frogs, sloths, lizards, snakes and many insects live here. This layer contains the most animal species. Some creatures never go to the forest floor.
Eagles, butterflies, small monkeys and bats all live here.