What is the difference between a forest and a jungle?

There are many ways to describe the difference between these two habitats but, let’s take a look of some the definitions and characteristics that sets them apart.

A forest has lots of tall trees and can usually be walked through by humans. A Jungle is literally a tangled or overgrown mass of vegetation over a large area of land. Normally a jungle has a tropical or humid climate and many plants on the ground between trees and larger plants.

Components of a Forest:

The components of the forest can be broadly divided into two categories: biotic (living) and abiotic (non-living). The living components include trees, shrubs, vines, grasses and other herbaceous (non-woody) plants, mosses, algae, fungi, insects, mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and microorganisms living on the plants and animals and in the soil. The abiotic (non-living) factors include soil, minerals, rocks and water. But abiotic factors can be intangible, such as temperature, other types of radiation and the chemistry of soil and water. Read more