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Q: (9k) Are there any tropical rain forests where I live?

Tropical rain forests are found in a band around the equator. The equator circles the earth midway between the North and South Poles. High temperatures in the rain forest cause high evaporation that results in frequent rain. There are only two seasons: the wet season and dry season.

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tree frog-icon (9k)For more tropical rainforest resources, see the Science Museum of Minnesota's IMAX®/OMNIMAX® film - see the Tropical Rainforest cluster.

That makes me think . . . (11k)
What plants or animals are found near the equator? How did the equator get its name? What are some cities near the equator?

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