15 rare species and why it's critical you know they (and others) exist
THE EMPEROR TAMARIN. Need more 'stache in your life? Emperor Tamarins can be found in the Amazon rainforest throughout parts of Peru, Bolivia, and Brazil. The mustachioed primates live in troops (usually consisting of two to eight members) that are led by the eldest female.
One of the oldest Brazilian Amazon animals, the tapir is the world's most primitive large mammal. Also the region's largest land herbivore, the tapir is easily recognized by its unusual proboscis, which functions like an elephant trunk.