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1 Landmarks in the Rainforest
Ariana Salisbury

2 Intro 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 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: History
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 Three-Toed Sloth 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 Jaguar 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 Machu Picchu: History 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 1450. 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: Traveling
Machu Picchu is one of the Wonders of the World. This landmark is very popular, and many people travel here!

9 Bibliography mazonrainforest.html t.htm

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