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.

Dangers of the forest:

Wolfs, sure they are predators but, Wolves are shy animals and in the forest, they do all they can to avoid humans.

Bears, these big guys are scary but they have a natural fear for mankind, a sound of human speech sends them running into the forests as fast as they can. Just don’t feed them at all.

Getting lost, yes the view is amazing but you are surrounded by Endless hill and no road or path goes straight, be really careful please.

You will find bees, ticks and mosquitoes but, just like the above, be extra careful and don’t mess with them!

Components of a Jungle:

A jungle is a large piece of land overgrown with dense, tangled vegetation and its actually not an ecosystem, which means a community of organisms in a given area, including flora and fauna along with the physical environment where they interact which is normally acompained by tropical climates.

Typically such vegetation is sufficiently dense to hinder movement by humans, requiring that travellers cut their way through making harder to walk or travel through. If you ever go to a jungle and you focus on any one spot, chances are you’ll see something crawling, slithering, slinking, flying or walking. Jungles are vibrant and alive, which helps when you’re foraging for food. But that life can also be deadly. There are many things in the jungle that can make you ill or kill you and here are some of them.

Poisonous plants, valuable source of food energy and nutrition in any survival scenario but eating the wrong plants can make you sick or even lead to death.

Animals, all animals are awesome but here you will find the ones you haven,t even seen at the zoo yet, spiders, snakes, anaconda, piranha and how about the golden poison dart frog.

Water-related illness, just being wet for a prolonged period is dangerous, you can develop trench foot, If left untreated, this infection can lead to gangrene and eventually amputation.

Mosquito-related illness, malaria, West Nile virus, Dengue fever or yellow fever. You don’t want any of these.