piranha They all have deep bodies, saw-edged bellies, and large, blunt heads with very strong jaws bearing triangular razor sharp teeth that cut like knives.
cacao tree This is a shade-loving tree whose leaves can move 90 degrees from vertical to horizontal and back to get better sun access and to protect young leaves.
large variety of plant life Vegetation grows at all levels in the rainforest from the forest floor to the top of the canopy. This helps plants to get the water and sunlight they need.
Brazil Nut Tree This tree has ball-shaped pods that can weigh up to 5 pounds and hold up to a dozen seeds.
Agouti The Agouti roam the forest floor during the day, looking for fallen fruits and nuts. They disperse seeds of certain tree species, such as the brazil nut tree. The outer covering of these nuts is so hard that only the agouti can gnaw through it. They often bury the nuts and forget about them. These now have a chance to germinate.
rubber tree The latex of the rubber tree flows through special ducts located outside of the cambium so that it can be accessed through relatively shallow incisions without harming the growing cells that generate the tree’s vascular system.