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Rainforest canopy tree in Sumatra, Indonesia

Compass tree in the Indonesian rainforest of Sumatra
Compass tree in the Indonesian rainforest on Sumatra.

The canopy is the richest region of the diverse rainforest, and ranges in thickness from 10-40 feet (3-12 m). Countless species usually thought of as ground dwellers have adapted to life in the canopy—including worms, crabs, frogs, kangaroos, anteaters, and porcupines—where they feed on the abundance of fruits, seeds, and leaves or the numerous animals that are attracted these foods.

This particular image is from North Sumatra’s Gunung Leuser National Park, which is best-known for its orangutans, but also supports other endangered species like tigers.

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