The Rain Forest Biome The rain forests are at the equator. Sunrise over the Rain Forest by Nick Brown The rain forest is different because of high levels of precipitation. There are rain forests in Africa, Asia, Australia, and South America. There are two specific types of rain forests. An area the size of a football field is being destroyed each second. In one month 4 inches of rain falls The tropical rainforest is near the equator. The main plants in the rain forest are trees. the average temperature in the rainforest is about 70-80 degrees 50% of parcipitation comes from its own evaporation Chimpanzees are the most threatened species in the rain forest. The rainforest has the most animal species. Okapi are the shyest animals in the rain forest. If you come, you might see the anaconda, a deadly creature. The Basilisk can walk on water. Giant Bamboo plants can grow up to 9 inches every day. More than two thirds of the world's plant species are in the rain forests. Plants grow on top of other plants. Some canopy trees grow over 100 meters high. Trees have thin, smooth bark.