FOREST BIOME

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DID YOU KNOW?

The Knysna lo­erie is a large forest bird. They are usu­ally seen when they hop along the branches of forest trees and make a loud kow-kow-kow call. When they fly away you can see their bright red feath­ers.

DID YOU KNOW?

South Africa’s national tree is the Yel­low­wood tree. They grow up to 60m in height and can get 600 years old!

DID YOU KNOW?

There are many an­i­mals in the forest, from the small­est an­te­lope, the blue duiker, bush­pigs and leop­ards to the large forest ele­phants.

Forests are South Africa’s small­est biome. They are im­por­tant as they sup­ply us with the fresh air we breath, they con­serve wa­ter and soil and are habi­tat to many an­i­mals. They also pro­vide wood that we can use. Forests are a mag­i­cal place to ex­plore, with ev­er­green tall trees, ferns and clean moun­tain streams.

Yoh! Thabi, thanks for invit­ing me on this trip. It is good to learn about ev­ery­thing that lives in the forest and why forests are im­por­tant so that we can pro­tect them. I should def­i­nitely wear my hik­ing boots like you next time I walk in the forest, ha, ha, ha!

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