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Latin America Wildlife

Latin America is home to the biggest rainforest of all: the Amazon! Learn some fun facts about of the amazing plants and animals that can be found in this…
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Leafcutter ants don't cut leaves to build their nests or to eat. Instead, they use them to grow food! Leafcutter ants feed on fungus that grows on the cut leaves, so they cut these leaves and bring them back to their nests to create fungus gardens. They then eat the fungus that grows there! 🍃🐜 Plants, Nature, Ants, Gardens, Fungi, Plant Leaves, Rainforest, Leaves, Growing Food
Leafcutter ants
Leafcutter ants don't cut leaves to build their nests or to eat. Instead, they use them to grow food! Leafcutter ants feed on fungus that grows on the cut leaves, so they cut these leaves and bring them back to their nests to create fungus gardens. They then eat the fungus that grows there! 🍃🐜
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Rainforest Trust
Eagles can see four to five times farther than a human can, which allows them to spot their prey from a long way away! 🦅 Click the image to help save habitat for Endangered Crowned Solitary Eagles in Bolivia today. Rainforest Trust, Amazon Rainforest, Amphibians, Mammals, River Dolphin, Bat Species, Forest Habitat, Spider Monkey, Amazon River
Crowned Solitary Eagles
Eagles can see four to five times farther than a human can, which allows them to spot their prey from a long way away! 🦅 Click the image to help save habitat for Endangered Crowned Solitary Eagles in Bolivia today.
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Rainforest Trust
See those white markings on the necks of these Giant Otters? Each of those marks is unique, like fingerprints in humans. It's believed that Giant Otters can use these marks to identify and recognize each other! Click the image to join us in protecting habitat in the Bolivian Amazon for Endangered Giant Otters today. Reptiles
Giant Otters
See those white markings on the necks of these Giant Otters? Each of those marks is unique, like fingerprints in humans. It's believed that Giant Otters can use these marks to identify and recognize each other! Click the image to join us in protecting habitat in the Bolivian Amazon for Endangered Giant Otters today.
Rainforest Trust
Rainforest Trust
Umbrellabirds get their name from the "umbrella-like" crest on the top of their heads. ☂️ This crest, combined with the very large wattle that males have to help amplify their loud calls, gives these birds of Central and South America a very distinctive look! Vulnerable Long-wattled Umbrellabird are just one of the wide variety of bird species that depends on Ecuador's Chocó rainforest. Make a difference for wildlife here by donating to protect this highly vulnerable habitat today! Rainforest Project, Latin America, South America, Ecuador, Migratory Birds, Cattle Ranching, Flycatcher
Umbrellabirds
Umbrellabirds get their name from the "umbrella-like" crest on the top of their heads. ☂️ This crest, combined with the very large wattle that males have to help amplify their loud calls, gives these birds of Central and South America a very distinctive look! Vulnerable Long-wattled Umbrellabird are just one of the wide variety of bird species that depends on Ecuador's Chocó rainforest. Make a difference for wildlife here by donating to protect this highly vulnerable habitat today!
Rainforest Trust
Rainforest Trust
Meet the Crab-eating Fox! 🦊 Found in a variety of habitats in South America, from forests to savannas, these canids earned their name from their love of eating crabs and crustaceans during the wet season. 🦀 Despite their name, they are not close relatives of true foxes like the Red Fox. Live Animals, Weird Animals, Ethiopian Wolf, Fox Species, Wood Fox, Fabulous Fox, Wild Dogs, Animals Beautiful
Crab-eating Fox
Meet the Crab-eating Fox! 🦊 Found in a variety of habitats in South America, from forests to savannas, these canids earned their name from their love of eating crabs and crustaceans during the wet season. 🦀 Despite their name, they are not close relatives of true foxes like the Red Fox.
Rainforest Trust
Rainforest Trust
Today is International Migratory Bird Day! Hundreds of bird species depend on rainforests during their annual migration for food and shelter. But increasingly, the forests they need have been destroyed or fragmented, putting these birds in serious jeopardy. Click the image to take action to safeguard rainforests and help migratory birds now. 🐦 Tropical Rainforest, Pygmy Elephant, Rainforests, Water Sources, Deforestation, Borneo, Bird Species
Happy International Migratory Bird Day!
Today is International Migratory Bird Day! Hundreds of bird species depend on rainforests during their annual migration for food and shelter. But increasingly, the forests they need have been destroyed or fragmented, putting these birds in serious jeopardy. Click the image to take action to safeguard rainforests and help migratory birds now. 🐦
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Rainforest Trust
Did you know: Poison Dart Frogs are not naturally poisonous! Instead, their poison is through to come from their diet. Scientists believe that the frog's toxicity comes from plant poisons that the frogs get from the insects they eat. 🐸 Poison Dart Frogs, Poisons, Scientists, Rays, Brazil, Fun Facts, Insects
Did you know: Poison Dart Frogs are not naturally poisonous! Instead, their poison is through to come from their diet. Scientists believe that the frog's toxicity comes from plant poisons that the frogs get from the insects they eat. 🐸
Rainforest Trust
Rainforest Trust
Baby spider monkeys rely completely on their mothers for about the first 10 weeks of their life! As they grow older, they begin to explore and play amongst themselves in their treetop homes. Spider Monkeys, Growing Old, Gorilla, Mothers, Older, Wildlife
Baby spider monkeys rely completely on their mothers for about the first 10 weeks of their life! As they grow older, they begin to explore and play amongst themselves in their treetop homes.
Rainforest Trust
Rainforest Trust
Today is WorldbTapir Day! There are four known species of tapir alive today, three found in the region of Mexico, Central and South America and one in Southeast Asia. While these large herbivores may look simar to pigs, their closes relatives are actually horses and rhinoceroses. Herbivores, Tapir, Rhinoceros, Pigs, Southeast Asia, Terra
Today is WorldbTapir Day! There are four known species of tapir alive today, three found in the region of Mexico, Central and South America and one in Southeast Asia. While these large herbivores may look simar to pigs, their closes relatives are actually horses and rhinoceroses.
Rainforest Trust
Rainforest Trust
Glass Frogs get their name from the unusual skin on their undersides, which is see-through like glass! Scientists hypothesize that this translucent skin is a type of camouflage that helps make the outline of the frogs harder to see by predators. 🐸 Types Of Camouflage, Glass Frog, Frogs, Predator, Outline
Glass Frog
Glass Frogs get their name from the unusual skin on their undersides, which is see-through like glass! Scientists hypothesize that this translucent skin is a type of camouflage that helps make the outline of the frogs harder to see by predators. 🐸
Rainforest Trust
Rainforest Trust
A way to reach food, or perhaps to attract a mate? Many functions for the toucan's large beak have been suggested, but scientists now believe that this large beak actually helps toucans to regulates heat distribution. Sort of like the oversized ears of the African Elephant, a toucan's bill lets the bird conserve or release heat to keep its core body temperature stable. Plant Species, Brazilian Rainforest, Giant Anteater, Forest Ecosystem
Toucans
A way to reach food, or perhaps to attract a mate? Many functions for the toucan's large beak have been suggested, but scientists now believe that this large beak actually helps toucans to regulates heat distribution. Sort of like the oversized ears of the African Elephant, a toucan's bill lets the bird conserve or release heat to keep its core body temperature stable.
Rainforest Trust
Rainforest Trust
Black Jaguars and Jaguars aren't different species- they just look different! The black Jaguar's darker coat is caused by a condition called melanism. But this black coat doesn't mean they don't have spots- they're just harder to see. Can you see the spots on this Jaguar? Panther Leopard, Jaguar Leopard, Black Jaguar, Panther Art, Large Cats, Big Cats, Cats And Kittens, Animals And Pets, Animals Wild
Black Jaguar
Black Jaguars and Jaguars aren't different species- they just look different! The black Jaguar's darker coat is caused by a condition called melanism. But this black coat doesn't mean they don't have spots- they're just harder to see. Can you see the spots on this Jaguar?
Rainforest Trust
Rainforest Trust
Margays are small wild cats live in the rainforests of Central and South America. Smaller than their relative the Ocelot, Margays are excellent climbers, capable of hunting birds and monkeys through the treetops of the forest! 🌳 Click the image to help safeguard habitat for these wild cats and other species in Panama today. Exotic Animals, Majestic Animals, Exotic Pets, Rainforest Habitat, Tropical Forest
Margay
Margays are small wild cats live in the rainforests of Central and South America. Smaller than their relative the Ocelot, Margays are excellent climbers, capable of hunting birds and monkeys through the treetops of the forest! 🌳 Click the image to help safeguard habitat for these wild cats and other species in Panama today.
Rainforest Trust
Rainforest Trust
Check out that nose! Tapirs use their prehensile trunk for everything from browsing for food to a snorkel while swimming. Today, all species of tapir are threatened by hunting and habitat loss. Click the image to help protect rainforest habitat in Panama for the Endangered Baird's Tapir. Commercial Farming
Baird's Tapir
Check out that nose! Tapirs use their prehensile trunk for everything from browsing for food to a snorkel while swimming. Today, all species of tapir are threatened by hunting and habitat loss. Click the image to help protect rainforest habitat in Panama for the Endangered Baird's Tapir.
Rainforest Trust
Rainforest Trust
Meet the White-winged Duck! One of the largest duck species in the world, these ducks live in southeast Asia near water such as swamp forests or wetlands. During the day, they roost in tree holes, but at dusk, they move to the water where they feed. 🦆 Duck Species, Shade Grown Coffee, Vascular Plant, White Wings
White-winged Duck
Meet the White-winged Duck! One of the largest duck species in the world, these ducks live in southeast Asia near water such as swamp forests or wetlands. During the day, they roost in tree holes, but at dusk, they move to the water where they feed. 🦆
Rainforest Trust
Rainforest Trust