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643 UNIQUE SPECIES THAT ONLY LIVE IN THE AMAZON.

IF WE STOP DEFORESTATION, WE PROTECT.

The Amazonian fauna is one of the most spectacular in the world, including cats, rodents, birds, turtles and primates. In total, more than two million species, many of which are only found in this region. They have identified species 643, each of which has a variety of families turn; 326 are birds, fish 185, 67 mammals, amphibians 37 and 28 reptiles.

According to some scientists and knowledgeable in the area, it constitutes 80% of diversity of the world class. Amazon wildlife can be endless and often scientists discover new species. Some animals are really exotic: as the case of manatee (more than two meters long), the maned red bird legs and the electric eel, the “electric fish” that releases high voltage loads. And besides, the most famous species such as toucans, piranhas, macaws, parrots and monkeys.

MAMMALS

The Amazon has huge number of species, of monkeys, jaguars, pumas, tapirs and deer. In its waters two species of dolphins live, highlighting the pink dolphin.

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(Felis yagouaroundi) Black panther.

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(Pantera onca), jaguar.

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(Felis pardalis), tigresillo.

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(Felis wiedii) wildcat.

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(Felis especie) wildcat.

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(Felis concolor) puma.

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(Cyclopes didactylus) oro bear.

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(Mymecophaga tridáctyla) bandera bear.

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(Tamandua tetradáctila) anteater.

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(mazama guasoubira) urina.

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(mazama americana) guazo.

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(blastocerus dichotomus) deer.

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(Cebubus aplla) howler monkey.

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(Ateles paniscus) marimono.

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(Aotus azarse) cuatro ojos.

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(Alouatta caraya) manechi.

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(Saimiri sciureus) chichilo.

DOLPHINS

Amazon dolphins (Inia geoffrensis) are gray or pink, depending on age. They may have a length of 2.4 meters, a weight of 150 kg and a jaw having a hundred teeth. Their diet is based on 50 species of fish and crabs, fish in the river banks.

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BIRDS

There is no other ecosystem in the world with so many species of birds; amongthese they include macaws, toucans, large eagles as the harpy eagle and many other species, generally colorful plumage. 20% of the world’s bird species found in the Amazon forest. The most significant are:

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5 species of partridges.

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1 species of Pato cuervo.

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11 species of herons.

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40 species of Raptors birds.

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5 species of Pavas.

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13 species of ducks.

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21 species of parrots.

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1 specie of ostrich.

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4 species of toucan.

REPTILES

The Amazon is home to a large number of species of reptiles, including aquatic and terrestrial turtles, alligators, crocodiles and many snakes, including anaconda (the largest snake in the world), etc. There are four varieties of deadly reptiles found in this area:

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Bothrops sp. Vulgarly called yopérojobobo, yope, yarará or sleepy.

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Crotalus durissus terrificus, vulgarly called rattle, rattle or snake chonono bell.

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Lachesis, the owner of the forest, is found only in the high mountain called surucucu or pucarara.

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Micrurus or coral snake bit aggressive.

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Anaconda.

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Crocodile.

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Iguana.

SNAKES

Anacondas live in holes, lakes, ponds, rivers and streams. They leave their burrows once a month to eat.
There is also a variety of flying snake habitat on the mountain. His body is round and flattens your belly, elongates and becomes a kind of airplane wing, which allows him to fly from branch to branch.

CROCODILES AND ALLIGATORS

Crocodiles are about 2 meters if they are male, and 1 meter if you are female. In both cases, their color is brown.
Alligators are larger, they can measure from 5 to 6 meters long.
Your belly is white and the rest of the body is green.

IGUANAS AND CHAMELEONS

In the Amazon are many varieties of iguanas and chameleons.
There are both land and in water, and trees.

FISHES

The Amazon river basin has the greatest diversity of fish in the world: between 2,500 and 3,000 species. Of these, jaú, the surubim, the puppy, the matrincha, piranha and tambaquí are some of the most sought after among lovers of sport fishing. However, the preferred list is headed by the tucurané, famous for being an expert in the fight.
In the region you can also be found pirarucu (Arapaima gigas), typically Amazonian species, and one of the largest freshwater fish in the world that can measure more than two meters and weigh 250 kg. It has a pinkish tongue so rough that it is used by indigenous tribes as grater. In addition, the natives use their scale to make ornaments.

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Piranha.

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Surubim.

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Piraracú.

WE LOVE THE BIODIVERSITY. WE WANT TO PRESERVE.

WANT TO HELP US?

Saving the Amazon trees are the only ones who are planted in indigenous reserves at the Amazon rain forest. They will have your name for life. also you can follow and geolocate them through Google Maps. Indigenous people will take care of them for three years. In addition, this will provide food security to the communities that maintain them.
And you pay only 25 USD to make a change and save the Amazon rain forest.

NEVER PLANTING A TREE HAD HELPED SO MUCH AND COST SO LITTLE.