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Amazon River and Rainforest. Project By: Grady Ewing. Amazon River. The Amazon River is the second largest river in the world. However, the Amazon is by far the widest river in the world.

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amazon river and rainforest

Amazon River and Rainforest

Project By: Grady Ewing

amazon river
Amazon River
  • The Amazon River is the second largest river in the world.
  • However, the Amazon is by far the widest river in the world.
  • The Amazon produces about twenty percent of all the water in the world’s rivers that pour into the ocean on its own.
amazon river animals
Amazon River-Animals
  • Piranha- There are twenty different species of piranhas in the Amazon, but nearly all of them are vegetarian.
  • Manatee- Manatees' are the Amazon's largest marine mammal.
  • Tucuxi and the Boto Dolphin- These are the only river dolphins left in the world, and are considered the most spectacular sight in the Amazon River.
amazon river plant life
Amazon River-Plant Life
  • Curare is a liana vine that cures many diseases.
  • Periwinkle is an active ingredient that grows in/near the Amazon River, that has powerful cancer fighting effects that has increased the survival rate for childhood leukemia.
  • There are many more types of plant life that is undiscovered, all in different colors, shapes and sizes.
amazon river facts
Amazon River Facts
  • There are no bridges that crosses the Amazon throughout the whole river.
  • The Amazon runs for 6,437 kilometers (4,000 miles) from the Atlantic Ocean to its headwaters in the Andes Mountains of Peru.
  • The Amazon River and its tributaries flow through Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela, Columbia, Ecuador, and Brazil.
amazon rainforest
Amazon Rainforest
  • The Amazon Rainforest had once covered fourteen percent of the Earth’s land surface, now only covers six percent.
  • One and a half acres of rainforest are lost every second.
  • There were about five million Indians living in the Amazonian Rainforest five centuries ago now there are less than two hundred thousand.
amazon rainforest animals
Amazon Rainforest-Animals
  • Sloth- Rarely climb down from the trees they are in, have huge hooked claws and long arms.
  • Giant Anteater- Armed with a two foot long tongue, can eat ants and termites very fast.
  • Golden Lion Tamarin- Eats fruits, insects, spiders, lizards and more.
amazon rainforest plant life
Amazon Rainforest-Plant Life
  • Has sometimes been described as the “Lungs of our planet”.
  • About twenty percent of the Earth’s oxygen is produced by the Amazon Rainforest.
  • Nearly half of the Rainforest has been destroyed.
  • There are about 40,000 species of plants in the Amazon Rainforest.