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Amazon jungle

The rainforest is home to amazing (and often giant) animals. In this epic guide to rainforest animals, you’ll learn facts about monkeys, birds, insects, mammals, fish and other animals from Ecuador’s Amazon Rainforest. Each animal includes unique features, sizes, and specific facts. Travel tip: If you’re traveling to the Amazon rainforest, you should bring a [...]

Interested to learn more about spectacled caiman? These average sized caiman live across much of Latin America – from Mexico to Brazil and Peru. In this post, you’ll learn facts about spectacled caiman including their diet, habitat, habits, unique features, and more. Safety tip: While spectacled caiman aren’t especially dangerous to humans (more below), it’s [...]

Are vampire bats real? Yes, but don’t be scared. In this post, you’ll learn about their habitat, diet, size, hunting methods and more. Do they drink human blood? Do they carry diseases? What happens if a vampire bat bites you? Keep reading to learn the answers to all your questions and more with these vampire [...]

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 [...]

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