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Wednesday 24th August 2016
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What's the difference between jungle and rainforest?


I’m going travelling for a while this weekend and we’re going to the jungle in Borneo and the rainforest in Peru. So what’s the difference between a jungle and a rainforest?
Chantelle, Bromley


** Definitive **
Name: Neil, Richmond Park
Qualification: Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society
Answer: A jungle is a generic term. A rainforest is a specific term for low-lying areas with jungle, where there is a microclimate involving rainfall every day. Every rainforest is jungle, but not all jungle is rainforest.

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