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The particular environment in which a plant or animal usually lives.
(habitat)
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epiphytes
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The bottom and darkest layer of the rainforest, home to insects and fungi, rotting leaves, tree trunks and roots?

(Forest Floor)
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Leaf Litter
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This is the second highest layer of the rainforest, home to monkeys, sloths, birds, butterflies, insects, and lizards.

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Forest Floor
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Woody vines that grow up a tree and act as ladders for some animals to climb.

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canopy
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Underneath these decaying leaves is thin soil with few nutrients. Tree roots grow shallow to the ground so that they can suck the nutrients from this top layer of the forest floor.

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Understory
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Plants that grow along branches of a tree and let their roots dangle in the air. These plants get nutrients from moss, algae, and decayed leaves.

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Emergent Layer
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This is the top layer, or "roof," of the raiinforest. It is home to the harpy eagle.

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lianas
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This is the layer beneath the canopy and above the forest floor. It is shaded from the sun by the leaves above. Snakes, monkeys, and cats can be found here.
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habitat