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A Tropical Rain Forest without Monkeys and Parrots? (standard:non fiction, 265 words)
Author: JuggernautAdded: Oct 02 2012Views/Reads: 1620/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
In Puna district on the Big Island of Hawaii, there were no monkeys or parrots in the rain forest. With so much of wild fruits available a rain forest without monkeys and parrots?

A Tropical Rainforest without Monkeys and Parrots? 

Subba Rao 

Guava grows everywhere on the southeast in the Big Island of 

Hawaii; on roadside, marginal lands, people's yard and even on lava rock

near the ocean. Bananas along with avocado, mango and papaya seems to 

grow naturally on thin top soil developed over lava rock with abundant 

rainfall that exceeds over 130 inches per year in the rain forest.   The

wild guava has more seeds than flesh but hybrids are sweet with plenty 

of juicy pink or white flesh. While there are small birds with high 

vocal cords, the island is devoid of colorful birds unlike on the 

Caribbean islands, perhaps the Hawaiian Islands were far removed from 

continents for bird migration. But if a pair of parrots or parakeets got

lost somewhere to end up on the island perhaps on a cruise ship, there 

is plenty fruits on wild guava and mango trees. 

Few Cardinals were spotted here and there; perhaps somebody 

brought from the mainland and let go into the wild on the island. Just 

imagine a dense tropical rain forest on the Big Island has no monkeys, 

parrots, macaws or parakeets. The USDA shall consider releasing colorful

birds and monkeys into the wild on the Big Island brought from the zoos 

on the mainland that were certified disease free to balance the eco- 

system on the Big Island and other islands of Hawaii. With plenty wild 

fruits, colorful birds and monkeys, and all the rain, it will be a real 

rain forest.  No tropical rain forest is complete without monkeys and 

parrots. Yeah. 


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