The king vulture is a large, colorful bird found in the rainforest. It has a white body, vibrant feathers, and a strong beak and claws for feeding on carrion. Known for dominating other vultures at mealtime.
Electric eels are deadly predators, capable of delivering a powerful electric shock of 600 volts. They prefer fresh and murky water, and their natural habitat is the freshwater regions of South America. Despite their name, they are more closely related to carp and catfish. Conservation efforts are not currently needed as they are not endangered.
Poison dart frogs are brightly colored and toxic, using their vibrant patterns to warn predators. They catch prey with their long tongues. These small frogs live in Central and South American rainforests and are known for their toxicity, earning a place among the top 10 rainforest animals.
The common basilisk, also known as the Jesus Christ lizard, is a large reptile found in Central and South America. It can run on water and has a diet of insects, flowers, and small vertebrates. Adults can reach a length of 76 cm and have a lifespan of around 7 years.
Leopards are solitary and territorial cats that hunt during the day. They prey on small to medium-sized animals and breed regularly. Their cubs are vulnerable to predation.
Howler monkeys are large New World monkeys known for their loud calls. They live in groups and face threats from humans and habitat loss.
The jaguar, largest feline in South America, is endangered in the Amazon rainforest. It has a length of up to 2.5 meters and weighs up to 120 kilos.
The hoatzin is a strange bird with multiple stomachs, known as the 'Flying Cow'. It emits a reptile-like scent, has a unique appearance, and is the national bird of Guyana.
Morpho butterflies: Vibrant blue wings reflect light, while the underside provides camouflage. Found in Latin America's rainforests.
Capybaras: Largest rodents in South America. Live in groups, have thick fatty skin. Herbivores that eat grasses and aquatic plants.