Amazon Wildlife

Amazon rainforest has largest collection of plants and animal species in the world. One in five of all the fish and the bird species lives in Amazon river and  forests. Some of popular and unique species of the rainforest are:

Scarlet Macaw – are the beautiful scarlet birds that love to eat seeds, nuts, fruits and can live upto 60 yrs or more.

Scarlet Macaw

Toucan – are the noisiest jungle birds and are famous for their oversized colorful beak called ‘bill’.


Harpy eagle – is one of the world’s largest and most powerful eagles.  It has the largest claws  that are longer than even grizzly bear’s claws.

Harpy eagle

Giant anteater – Another amusing creatures that uses its long, sticky tongue to catch insects for food. They can smell insects from long distances and can eat about 30,000 insects a day!!

Giant anteater

Three toed sloth – is the laziest animal around! They sleep for about 20 hours a day. Even when awake they often remain motionless.They hang around on tree tops (since they can hardly walk on ground) and eat fruits and shoots when they want.

Three toed sloth

Anaconda – is the largest snake on the earth and can even gobble up a Jaguar. They don’t kill prey by venom Instead, they wrap their bodies around their prey and squeeze until it stops breathing.


Poison dart frog – are  the most poisonous creatures on Earth. They are very brightly colored and ooze poison through their skin.

Poison dart frog

And last but not the least is the Jaguar which is the largest cat in the Americas and thus the symbol of the rainforest.


And this is not it! There are so many more other animals out there in the amazon that are wonderful and unique in their own ways..



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