While in the rainforest, families should stick together. You can tell your teenagers it’s not so that they stay in sight and out of trouble, and it’s not that they’re going to get eaten by a puma either – cause you know they won’t believe that, but it’s for the health of the forest’s ecosystem.
Off the trails the forest floor is alive with thousands of organisms – plants and insects keeping the whole forest alive and well, that when stepped on can be easily destroyed. So trails are there not only for our convenience, but to keep us in one spot rather than damage more areas.
Keep it down! Being quiet on trails greatly enhances your chances of spotting cool birds, monkeys and other wildlife and it’s less disturbing to the animals. The more people there are walking through talking loudly, the less and less animals will want to stick around.
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