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African rainforest in-Gaban, Republic of Congo, Camaroon, Congo, African republic, Togo, Ghana, and Madagascar.

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The tropical rainforest biome is mainly found in three major geographic areas around the world. Central America- Amazon river basin Africa- Zaire basin, with a small area in West Africa; also eastern Madagascar Indo-Malaysia- west coast of India, Assam, Southeast Asia, New Guinea and Queensland, Australia

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AFRICAN BUSH VIPER Family: Viperidae Habitat: Remote rainforest regions Fun Fact: These vipers usually ambush their prey from a hanging position.

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Rafflesia Flower found in Indonesia "has by far the largest bloom of any flower and is one of the world's rarest and most endangered plants. Almost one meter wide and weighing over 6 pounds, it is a fleshy, malodorous plant." Liza's Reef

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Africa | Mandrill (Mandrillus sphinx) rain forest species, Cameroon and Gabon | ©Martin Harvey

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At 21, Ota Benga was brought to the United States by African explorer Samuel Verner. Verner displayed Ota Benga alongside six other pygmies of the Congolese Mbuti tribe at the St. Louis World Fair in 1904. Verner then escorted them back to the Congo, but Benga returned to America for the second time and ended up on display at the Bronx Zoo. He then studied at a colored orphan asylum and attended a Baptist Seminary. But only the forest held his attention and he ultimately took his own life.

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