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Costa Rica, Rainforest Adventures

Updated: Jul 30, 2023




Are you ready to experience the rainforest get a little dirty and learn some fun facts? Tropical rainforest gets over 200 inches of rain every year and its home of over 500,000 different species of plants, trees and animals. For example did you know that the roots of some plants can move up to one meter to reach nutrients and water? Also did you know that much of the life in the rainforest is found on the trees? And It can take 10 minutes for a raindrop to fall to the ground, and only about 2% of sunlight reaches the ground.



In today's episode Antonia George Eva visits the Rainforest in Costa Rica. Are you ready to go on a journey to Costa Rica ? Are you ready to experience the rainforest get a little dirty and learn some fun facts? Tropical rainforest gets over 200 inches of rain every year and its home of over 500,000 different species of plants, trees and animals. For example did you know that the roots of some plants can move up to one meter to reach nutrients and water? Also did you know that much of the life in the rainforest is found on the trees? And It can take 10 minutes for a raindrop to fall to the ground, and only about 2% of sunlight reaches the ground. The first thing that I saw as soon as I entered the rainforest were: *Humming birds: there are so many interesting facts about them, for example: their heart rate can exceed 1,200 beats a minute. - hummingbirds can beat their wings up to 80 times per second, and make them go forward and backward, unlike other birds. They have a range of motion that allows the bird to fly forward, backward, upside-down, hover or in a figure-8 motion that is unique to hummingbirds only. -hummingbirds hibernate nightly. It’s a kind of deep sleep where the bird drops its heart rate to about 40 beats per minute and cools its body temperature to levels barely sufficient to maintain life. **Ants -Living in massive colonies of up to 5 million members, leaf-cutter ants have walked the Earth for millions of years. Leaf cutter ants certainly look cute when you see them in long lines, carrying pieces of flowers and leaves. The ants can lift 10 times their own body weight. In a garden you nevertheless don't want them as they can do great damage to your flowers and crop. However, leaf cutter ants are gardeners themselves: they don't eat the plant materials, instead they bring it to their underground gardens to cultivate a special, bread like fungus which they consume. ***Butterflies Probably the most famous and recognizable butterfly in Costa Rica is the Blue Morpho Butterfly. In general The average life of a butterfly is around two weeks. Some species only live a day or two and other species are capable of living around nine months. Did you know that many species of adult butterflies are born without a mouth? Some are able to sip nectar from flowers, but most species rely on the nutrients they were able to store as caterpillars. This is why adults tend to have a short lifespan. If you want to see more videos please subscribe to my channel.


~Lady Captain

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