Exploring the Tropical Rainforest
Why are Forest People Well-Adapted to Living in the Tropical Rainforest?
Rainforest DwellerThrough thousands of years of natural selection, forest people have evolved to be smaller than people who do not live in the rainforest. They also sweat less because the forest's high humidity means that sweat cannot evaporate, making sweating a poor way to cool off. Forest people also drink less water because their food contains a lot of water.

Forest people have accumulated a great wealth of knowledge about the forest and have learned how to live in the forest without damaging it. They know how to use thousands of edible, medicinal, and poisonous plants and how to grow crops in the forest's poor soil. They also know how to hunt and fish without driving the animals to extinction.

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