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Tropics

The tropics are regions of Earth that lie just north and south of the equator. The equator is an imaginary line around the middle of Earth. The northern border of the tropics is the Tropic of Cancer. It is an imaginary line about 1,600 miles (2,570 kilometers) north of the equator. The southern border of the tropics is an imaginary line called the Tropic of Capricorn. It lies 1,600 miles south of the equator.... Read More

Swamp

A swamp is an area of wet, muddy land covered with plants. Swamps are found in areas where the land is low, along the coast of large bodies of water, and near slowly flowing rivers.... Read More

Rain forest

Rain forests are thick forests of tall trees. They are found where the weather is warm the year around, and there is plenty of rain. Most rain forests grow near the equator, a make-believe line around Earth’s middle. Africa, Asia, and Central and South America have large rain forests. Smaller rain forests are found in Australia and islands in the Pacific.... Read More

Marsh

Marshes are very wet lands where trees and bushes usually do not grow. However, many kinds of animals live in marshes, including turtles, frogs, muskrats, and dragonflies.... Read More

Jungle

Jungles are wild areas that have a thick tangle of tropical plants. Jungles are found in tropical rain forests.... Read More

El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque <<ehl YOONG kay>> National Forest is a tropical rain forest on the island of Puerto Rico. It is the only tropical rain forest in the United States National Forest System. El Yunque covers about 44 square miles (114 square kilometers) in northeastern Puerto Rico. Many people visit the forest to enjoy its natural beauty.... Read More

Amazon rain forest

The Amazon rain forest is a tropical rain forest in South America. A tropical rain forest is a forest in a part of the world where it is always warm. The trees in a tropical rain forest are green all year, and the forest gets rain nearly every day.... Read More