An area of a rainforest the size of a football pitch is getting destroyed each second. Giant bamboo could grow up to 9 inches a day. The trees in the rainforest are so closely packed together that it can take 10 minutes for the rain to reach the ground. In the wet rainforests of South America, sloths move so slowly algae can grow in there fur. 80% of the flowers in the Australian rainforest aren’t found any were else. Bats are essential for the pollination of many tropical foods like bananas and mangoes. 1 out of 4 ingredients of our medicine in from plants from the rainforest.