Wildlife in the Amazon
No matter where you go in the lush Amazon rainforest, you're sure to find tremendous biodiversity and a wealth of animal life.The following are a few of the staple critters you might run into along the way:
Primates: With a little luck, you'll see capuchin monkeys, howler monkeys, spider monkeys, squirrel monkeys, marmosets, and scores of other primates feeding and socializing in the branches above.
Birds- A veritable rainbow of avian life, from parrots to macaws and literally hundreds of other species harmonize in their jungle chorus.
Mammals - Good luck spotting the elusive jaguar, but keep an eye out for anteaters, armadillos, capybaras, and giant otters too.
River Life - It's no secret that the Amazon River and its tributaries are home to fish like pirhanas, caiman crocodiles, and anacondas.
Insects - Of course, at the bottom of the food chain are the buzzing insects that add to the cacaphonous sounds of the jungle.