El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque <<ehl YOONG kay>> National Forest is a tropical rain forest on the island of Puerto Rico. It’s the solely tropical rain forest in america National Forest System. El Yunque covers about forty four sq. miles (114 sq. kilometers) in northeastern Puerto Rico. Many individuals go to the forest to take pleasure in its pure magnificence.

A lot of the forest is within the Sierra de Luquillo mountain vary. The very best mountain peaks embrace El Toro (three,524 ft or 1,074 meters) and El Yunque (three,494 ft or 1,065 meters).

Many sorts of crops and animals reside in El Yunque. A few of them, just like the Puerto Rican parrot, stay solely within the forest. El Yunque has greater than a dozen sorts of small tree frogs referred to as coquis.Male coquis have a loud name that seems like “koh-kee.” The forest isn’t house to any giant mammals.

In 1876, Spain created a forest reserve in what’s now El Yunque National Forest. America took management of Puerto Rico in 1898. In 1903, the U.S. authorities reestablished the forest as Luquillo Forest Reserve. The forest then was renamed various occasions. It acquired its present identify in 2007.

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