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The largest area of tropical rainforest is in the Amazon Basin in South America. More than 60 percent of the Amazon rainforest is in Brazil.
The second largest tropical rainforest is in Congo Basin in Central Africa. Some of the best known animals in this rainforest include the forest elephant, the chimpanzee and bonobo, the lowland gorilla, and the okapi.
The third largest rainforest is in Southeast Asia and the South Pacific, including Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, and Laos. Asia's rainforests are home to tigers, orangutans, elephants, rhinos, gibbons, and many other species.
RAINFOREST INFORMATION FOR OLDER READERSWe also have a wealth of additional information about the rainforest at rainforests.mongabay.com
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