Amozon river is sometimes called “The River Sea” and is situated in the continent of South America. It runs through Guyana, Ecuador, Venezuela, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia and Peru. It has the largest river basin in the world!
The biggest part of the basin in covered by the Amazonrainforestwhich is also called Amazonia.
The river is long about 6400 km!!! and during the wet season is about 190 km wide!!! The rainforest is rich of animals and plants. In this tropical paradise there are more
than 14 000mammals, more than 1500 birds and more than 2000 fish! It is full of insects some of which we do not know yet. It is also the home of the famous gigantic water snake – anaconda!
It can eat a large animal such as a goat or a sheep! Amazonia is home tocougarsandjaguarstoo!
Of course, in the beautiful rainforest one can also see some colourful parrots like themacaws!
They are spectacular because they usually stay in groups of hundreds which is something amazing to see with your eyes.
The fish in Amazon river is various. There are so many beautiful and exotic fish but do not forget that there also lives the famouspiranha!
Pirahnas are known for their sharp teeth! Their favourite meal is meat and there are some cases of people who got eaten by this dangerous species!
If someone loves plants – here there are a lot! The biggest tree is called kapok treeand can grow up to 60 meters and can reach 3 meters in diameter.
There are some typical tropical trees like the Brazil nut, Cocoa, Rubber tree, Assai palm.
The territory of these enormous and beautiful rainforest is inhabited by someindigenous peoples.There aren’t many big or modern cities on the river.
rainforest –a forest with heavy rainfall during the year
mammals –a largeclass of warm-blooded animals
anaconda– a verylarge,mostlyaquaticsnake of tropicalSouthAmerica
cougar – alargepowerfulwildcat
jaguar – a large wild cat similar to theleopardbutwith a shortertailandlargerspots on itscoat
macaw –any of variousparrots of severalgenerafound in MexicoandSouthandCentralAmerica
piranha –any of varioustropicalAmericanfreshwaterfishhavesharpteeth that attackliveanimals
kapok tree – a largetropicaltree
indigenous peoples –are those groups of people specially protected by legislation based on their historical traditions and cultural