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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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..