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Landmarks in the Rainforest. Ariana Salisbury. Intro. In rainforests, you will find many landmarks. Three famous landmarks that I will inform you about is the, Amazon Basin, the Amazon Rainforest, and Machu Picchu. Come explore with me these beautiful places! . The Amazon Basin.

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intro
Intro
  • In rainforests, you will find many landmarks. Three famous landmarks that I will inform you about is the, Amazon Basin, the Amazon Rainforest, and Machu Picchu. Come explore with me these beautiful places!
the amazon basin
The Amazon Basin
  • The Amazon Basin has many fun and interesting things to offer. It is home to the largest rainforest in the world, and the second largest river.
  • Countries found in the Amazon Basin are, Brazil, Peru, and Ecuador.
the amazon rainforest history
The Amazon Rainforest: History

The Amazon Rainforest is thought to be formed during the Eocene era, which occurred about 56 million years ago. After the extinction of dinosaurs, the wetter climate was given a chance to expand. It is said that this interesting landmark’s name came from a war Francisco de Orellana fought. Francisco was a Spanish explorer and conquistador. According to evidence, the first humans settled in the Amazon region 11,200 years ago!

three toed sloth
Three-Toed Sloth
  • You can find the sloth in the Amazon Basin and Rainforest.
  • The three-toed sloth is the slowest animal on the planet!
  • This animal enjoys climbing in the trees and has very strong limbs to do so.
  • When it comes to any ground activity, you can leave this little guy out!
  • Though the sloth has very weak legs, it has an

awesome neck and can turn it up to 270 degrees!

jaguar
Jaguar
  • The jaguar is another rainforest animal.
  • This animal is the largest of all cats in South America.
  • While most cats avoid water, this big guy loves it!
  • Jaguars are carnivores and will eat animals such as, deer, capybaras, and tapirs.
machu picchu history
Machu Picchu: History
  • It is believed that Machu Picchu was once a royal estate or sacred religious site for Inca leaders.
  • The Incas began building Machu Picchu in 1450.
  • The construction was stopped after the Spanish Conquest.
  • Bingham, an archaeologist during the early 1900’s, did a lot of research here, and brought back several artifacts.
machu picchu traveling
Machu Picchu: Traveling
  • Machu Picchu is one of the Wonders of the World.
  • This landmark is very popular, and many people travel here!
bibliography
Bibliography
  • http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/earth/amazonrainforest.html
  • http://www.wcupa.edu/aceer/amigos/cd/rainforest.htm
  • http://www.history.com/topics/machu-picchu