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The Amazon! Created by: Evan Dwinell, Reilly Stoner, John Mitchell, Kenny Lee and Dalilah Bernier
Geography The Amazon Basin, also known as the Amazon Rainforest, is the worlds largest rainforest. Its in the continent of South America and lies on the banks of the Amazon, the worlds largest river. It is part of the geography of countries Brazil, Peru, Columbia, Suriname, Venezuela, Ecuador, Guyana, Bolivia, and French Guiana.
Climate Like we mentioned before, the Amazon is in South America, which is near the Equator, thus making the climate of the Amazon is warm, but also humid. According to blueplanetbiomes.org, the Amazon has an average temperature of 79 degrees Fahrenheit and also has an average rainfall of up to 260 inches per year. Thats over 36 times the yearly rainfall in the state of Arizona!
Amazonian Customs and Cultures The Amazon has a long history of human development that includes many customs and cultures. There are currently 200 tribes, speaking 180 languages, many of which are torn by war, labor, and disease. There are many ethnic groups, each speaking their own language.
Plants There are lots of plants that live and give life in the Amazon. The plants mostly live on the treetops in order to get lots of sunlight. The Amazons plants are mostly orchids, bromeliads, moss, roots, and wooden vines. Some trees in the Amazon can grow up to over 40 feet tall! Some plants even have anti-cancer properties! There are millions of species of plants in the Amazon, some edible and some we use in everyday life, like cocoa and caster beans.
ANIMALS OF THE AMAZON! The Amazon is rich with animals. Many of the animals in the rainforest are insects, like gorgeous butterflies and beetles. Some of the animals indigenous to the Amazon are creepy, like spiders, ticks, lizards, and snakes. Other can only be found in the Amazon, like the three-toed sloth and spider monkey. Some of the animals in the Amazon are obvious, and others require searching for. While taking a walk in the Amazon, bugs and mammals like jaguars are easy to spot due to their size and abundance. Yet others, like birds and monkeys, generally reside in the canopy, or the tops of the trees and hidden behind leaves. Many Amazon animals have bright, attractive coloring. This usually means its poisonous, though. Even if its pretty, NEVER touch or approach an wild animal in the Amazon.
Ecology Ecology is the relationship between animals and their environment. For example, the Brazilian nut tree is dependent on agoutis. The agoutis teeth are the only ones strong enough to crack Brazilian nut tree nuts. As they eat the nut, the seeds get scattered around, and eventually become new Brazilian nut trees. Ants and caterpillars also share a relationship. Some caterpillars produce a sweet chemical on their backs. Ants eat the chemical, and, in return, protect the caterpillars. This relationship only exist with ants and caterpillars.
From All Of Us At The S.A.T.B., We Hope You Have A Wonderful Stay In The Beauty That Is The Amazon And All Though All Of Its Wonders May Be Tempting To Interact With, Please Do Not Touch Or Approach Any Wild Animals Or Plants, It May Result In Severe Injury Or Death Enjoy!