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Ariana Salisbury.  In rainforests, you will find many landmarks. Three famous landmarks that I will inform you about is the, Amazon Basin, the Amazon.

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1 Ariana Salisbury

2  In rainforests, you will find many landmarks. Three famous landmarks that I will inform you about is the, Amazon Basin, the Amazon Rainforest, and Machu Picchu. Come explore with me these beautiful places!

3  The Amazon Basin has many fun and interesting things to offer. It is home to the largest rainforest in the world, and the second largest river.  Countries found in the Amazon Basin are, Brazil, Peru, and Ecuador.

4 The Amazon Rainforest is thought to be formed during the Eocene era, which occurred about 56 million years ago. After the extinction of dinosaurs, the wetter climate was given a chance to expand. It is said that this interesting landmark’s name came from a war Francisco de Orellana fought. Francisco was a Spanish explorer and conquistador. According to evidence, the first humans settled in the Amazon region 11,200 years ago!

5  You can find the sloth in the Amazon Basin and Rainforest.  The three-toed sloth is the slowest animal on the planet!  This animal enjoys climbing in the trees and has very strong limbs to do so.  When it comes to any ground activity, you can leave this little guy out!  Though the sloth has very weak legs, it has an awesome neck and can turn it up to 270 degrees!

6  The jaguar is another rainforest animal.  This animal is the largest of all cats in South America.  While most cats avoid water, this big guy loves it!  Jaguars are carnivores and will eat animals such as, deer, capybaras, and tapirs.

7  It is believed that Machu Picchu was once a royal estate or sacred religious site for Inca leaders.  The Incas began building Machu Picchu in  The construction was stopped after the Spanish Conquest.  Bingham, an archaeologist during the early 1900’s, did a lot of research here, and brought back several artifacts.

8  Machu Picchu is one of the Wonders of the World.  This landmark is very popular, and many people travel here!

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