Jump to content
Home
Forum
Join Us
Articles
About Us
Tapestry

Rainforests/ Jungle- Differences?


Guest
 Share

Recommended Posts

ok :o I know this is a silly question but could you please tell me simply the differences between a Jungle and Rainforest? I guess Rainforests is a forest and jungle out in the open? I have searched for info but would just like a simple explanation.

 

Thanks

 

Rachel

Edited by Guest
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi Rachel

In actual fact a jungle is not out in the open! It is land overgrown by tangled vegetation especially in the tropics-so I suppose a rainforest is a jungle. I think many people have a misconception that lions, zebras and other such animals live in a jungle when in actual fact they mostly live in long grass plains.

So I suppose the answer is there is no real difference. :oxD:(

Linda

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Rainforest: a forest in a tropical area which receives a lot of rain.

 

Jungle: a tropical forest in which trees and plants grow very closely together.

 

We have a tropical rainforest in Puerto Rico, yet it doesn't have certain wild animals that you would find in the jungle (e.g. tiger, anacondas, orang-utan, gorilla, elephant, crocodile, rhino, leopard, panther, golden lion tamarind, vampire bat, ocelot).

 

http://www.elyunque.com/about.html

http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/caribbean/

Edited by SmileyPR
Link to comment
Share on other sites

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. (Privacy Policy)