Peruvian Rainforest - Home to thousands of different animal species, including the world's smallest primate!

Peruvian Rainforest - Home to thousands of different animal species, including the world's smallest primate!

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.

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.

The Spangled Cotinga (Cotinga cayana) is a species of bird in the Cotingidae family, the cotingas. It is found in the canopy of the Amazon Rainforest in South America.

The Spangled Cotinga (Cotinga cayana) is a species of bird in the Cotingidae family, the cotingas. It is found in the canopy of the Amazon Rainforest in South America.

Ok this frog is pretty exotic but we are hoping to entice some of his distant cousins to stay

Ok this frog is pretty exotic but we are hoping to entice some of his distant cousins to stay

Jaguar in the Amazon Rainforest, Brazil. Could branch towards animal print for advertising?

Jaguar in the Amazon Rainforest, Brazil. Could branch towards animal print for advertising?

Amazon Giant River Otter by Paul Bratescu. so much expression in his face. animals are so like us.

Amazon Giant River Otter by Paul Bratescu. so much expression in his face. animals are so like us.

Chinese water dragon by generalstussner on Flickr. Did you know that in it’s natural environment, Physignathus cocincinus is quite shy and always prepared to take flight. Quite often it rests on branches overhanging the water. When startled it drops from the branches into the bodies of water and can remain submerged for longer time periods, but it may also run into the dense riparian undergrowth on its hind legs. They are good swimmers and divers and can even catch fish. ...

Chinese water dragon by generalstussner on Flickr. Did you know that in it’s natural environment, Physignathus cocincinus is quite shy and always prepared to take flight. Quite often it rests on branches overhanging the water. When startled it drops from the branches into the bodies of water and can remain submerged for longer time periods, but it may also run into the dense riparian undergrowth on its hind legs. They are good swimmers and divers and can even catch fish. ...

As photographer Mark Cowan traveled down the Amazon, studying reptile and amphibian diversity with the Herpetology Division at the University of Michigan, he captured a phenomenal photo that is as visually stunning as it is educational. The image showcases a lounging caiman with a vibrant crown of butterflies. Biologically, the winged creatures need salt to survive, and the water that collects on the caiman's skin is a key provider of those minerals. Many other animals must rely on similar…

As photographer Mark Cowan traveled down the Amazon, studying reptile and amphibian diversity with the Herpetology Division at the University of Michigan, he captured a phenomenal photo that is as visually stunning as it is educational. The image showcases a lounging caiman with a vibrant crown of butterflies. Biologically, the winged creatures need salt to survive, and the water that collects on the caiman's skin is a key provider of those minerals. Many other animals must rely on similar…

Ocelot felis pardalis walking on buttress root on the forest floor in the Amazon rainforest, Ecuador, South America

Ocelot felis pardalis walking on buttress root on the forest floor in the Amazon rainforest, Ecuador, South America

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