The rainforest is characterized by high and continuous rainfall, with annual rainfall in the case of tropical rainforests between 2.5 and 4.5 meters, and definitions that vary by region for temperate rainforests.
Below the lingering cry of a black sky charged with water, appear the first rays of Sun that allow the traveler to observe the flow of long and winding threads of water that lose themselves in the leafy vegetation of the Amazon, an area inhabited by restless and bustling wild animals, not used to the presence of humans.
Natural space full of color and haunting. A place that invites to be explored. A jewel under torrential rains… to admire, know and look at the surprising fauna that slips away in the fertile vegetation in which valuable flowers like orchids grow.
Flora and Fauna of Rainforest
In this geographical extension, there are some unique animal species, such as the capibara (Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris) -the biggest rodent in the world-, the otter (Lutra longicaudis), the jaguar (Panthera onca), the black cayman (Melanosuchus Niger), the river wolf (Pteronura brasiliensis), the maquisapa (Ateles paniscus chamek), the charapa (Podocnemis expansa), the toucan (Ramphastidae), the tapir (Tapirus terrestris).
We may also find the sloth (Bradypus variegatus), the spectacled bear (Tremarctos ornatus), the spider monkey (Ateles paniscus), the yacaré (Cayman yacare), the puma (Puma concolor), the manatee (Trichechus manatus manatus), the swamp crocodile (Crocodylus moreletti), the yellow-headed parrot (Amazon oratrix), among others.
This colorful region gives shelter to surprising flora and fauna species that the traveler will be able to discover when going into the reserves, parks or natural areas of this part of the American continent.
The “pequepeques” (canoes with an outboard engine) furrow through the mightiest and longest river in the world: the Amazon. On its riverbanks, men of the native communities keep myths or legends, many times told but almost unknown. Wild symphonies by day and night. Nature, mystery and magic in the unknown forest.