Interesting facts about the Amazon rainforest



Such a place as wild forests of the Amazon, can be easily called one of the most fascinating places on our planet. In this wild and fascinating area inhabited by primitive tribes that have no idea what civilization is, not devoid of culture. And the variety of flora and fauna attract scientists from around the world. Tourists from all over the world are eager to see virgin and impenetrable forests, swim in the river in a canoe and hear the mesmerizing sounds of exotic birds. This article will allow you to plunge into the interesting world of the Amazon rainforest.

— The size of the Amazonian rain forest nine times the size of Texas. And an ecosystem consists of 300 species of reptiles, 40,000 species of plants, 500 species of mammals, and a number of insects, loss to say even scientists.

Interesting to know that these amazing forest includes nine South American countries: Guyana, Ecuador, Brazil, Venezuela, French Guiana, Bolivia, Colombia, Peru and Suriname.






— These forests are also called Amazon and they are the world's greatest resource.

— In the Amazon rainforest is home to approximately 250,000 Amazonas, representatives of 215 ethnic groups. Surprisingly, they speak 170 different languages.

One third of all bird species live in the territory of the Amazon. The most popular bird is the Toucan.






— The Amazon is the largest forest in the world. The name is not difficult to assume, comes from the name of the Amazon river. They cover about 2.5 million square kilometers.

— In these forests, home to such endangered species of animals and birds, like the Golden lion Tamarin and hyacinth macaw parrot.






— The bulk of the water in the Amazon river formed, due to the annual snowmelt in the Peruvian Andes. From June to October, the observed increase in water level of approximately 4 meters.

Each year the Amazonian rain forests receive approximately 243 centimeters of precipitation, 50% of which returns to the atmosphere through evaporation.

— Here you can find such dangerous predators as Cougar, Jaguar and Anaconda.






— These forests consist of so-called "four words" and each include amazing animals, unique plants and various ecosystems.

— This area has such a huge number of fish that it by far exceeds their number throughout Europe.

Source: mif-facts.com.ua

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