How is the rain forest different from other habitats ?
How does an animal’s body size influence an animal’s need for food?
Why does the rain forest provide an unusual variety of food for animals?
Why do large animals tend to dominate the upper canopy of the rain forest?
Climbing mammals of moderately large size
High tropical canopies
They have body shapes that are adapted to life in the canopy.
They prefer the temperature and climate of the canopy to that of other environments.
They have difficulty with the changing conditions in the canopy.
They use the trees of the canopy for shelter from heat and cold.
Small animals require proportionately more food than larger animals do
A large animal’s size is an advantage in obtaining food in the canopy
Small animals are often attacked by large animals in the rain forest
Small animals and large animals are equally adept at obtaining food in the canopy
Air friction against the body surface
The thickness of the branches
The dense leaves of the tree crown
The inability to use the front feet as hands
Warm blooded(line 5)