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Ecuador’s Amazon Jungle

Is there anything cuter than a squirrel monkey? In this post, you’ll learn 35 squirrel monkey facts, including diet, range, all 5 species, and a couple of gross habits. We also cover specifics about baby squirrel monkeys, communication, and differences between the species. Plus lots of photos and videos. Travel tip: If you’re traveling to [...]

Have you heard about Ecuador’s king vulture? In this post, you’ll learn 34 king vulture facts, including diet, size, wingspan, habitat, unique features and more. Plus lots of photos of the world’s most colorful vulture. Travel tip: If you’re traveling to the Amazon basin, you should bring a camera with a good zoom and a decent pair of [...]

Curious about the mysterious vampire fish? In this post, you’ll learn 29 vampire fish facts, including diet, size, habitat, and more (you’ll also see some pretty great photos). The vampire fish (also known as payara fish) live in the Amazon basin. 29 Vampire Fish Facts: Meet Amazon’s Payara There are a lot of dark, creepy [...]

Interested in the emerald tree boa? In this post, you’ll learn 45 emerald tree boa facts – about both species. Including their diet, range, giving birth (yes – with a video!), and much more. Plus lots of photos. Safety tip: While emerald tree boas aren’t usually aggressive to humans (more below), it’s a good idea [...]

Looking for details about the magnificent harpy eagle? In this post, you’ll find 36 harpy eagle facts, including size, strength, talons, range and more. Plus tons of photos and videos. As you go eagle spotting, don’t forget a pair of binoculars and a good camera with a zoom lens. These will increase the odds of spotting [...]

Did you know that the Amazon jungle is home to giant black caimans? These apex predators can reach lengths of more than 14 feet and over 1000 lbs. In this post, you’ll learn 36 black caiman facts, including their habits, habitats, range, and more. Plus lots of photos and videos. Safety tip: While black caiman [...]

Planning a trip to Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest? Here are 15 amazing blue morpho butterfly facts that you’ll want to know before your trip! Blue morpho butterflies are famous for the striking blue of their wings. In this post, you’ll learn what gives them that incredible color, where and how long they live, and what they [...]

Ecuador’s Podocarpus National Park is said to have some of the highest plant and animal diversity in the world. In this post, we share 7 reasons to visit this amazing place. 7 Reasons to Visit Podocarpus National Park Podocarpus National Park covers an area of just over 1460 km2, with an elevation range from around 700 [...]

Are you thinking about visiting the Ecuador Amazon? In this post, we’ll cover 8 things you should know before you visit Ecuador’s Amazon Rainforest. You’ll learn about yellow fever risk, the climate, accommodations, safety, and more. Many people travel to the Ecuadorian Amazon to see the animals, so before we get started let’s watch a [...]

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