Welcome to Rainforest World. This is my website full of interesting facts about the rainforest. The rainforest is a forest that experiences a lot of rainfall. There are lots of different plants and animals which different pages of my website tell you about. Scientists believe there are millions of plants and animals yet to be discovered in the rainforest. Over 25% of medicines have been discovered in the rainforest. There are 2 types of rainforest tropical and temperate. Tropical rainforests are found in many areas near the Equator such as Asia, Africa and the Pacific islands. They all lie in the tropics – around 28 degrees north or south of the Equator. Temperate rainforests lie in the temperate zones – between the tropic and polar circles such as South East Australia or New Zealand.