Howler Monkey
Howler Monkey

The loudest land animal on earth with a call that can be heard almost 5 kilometres away.

Leafcutter Ant
Leafcutter Ant

These insects can carry almost 10 times their own weight! They live in huge underground colonies of up to many millions of ants.

Harpy Eagle
Harpy Eagle

These birds have huge talons and are capable of preying upon mammals as large as sloths and monkeys in the rainforest canopy.

Black Caiman
Black Caiman

The biggest predator in South America, growing to be almost 6 metres long. They live near the rivers and streams of the Amazon river and will eat fish, turtles, birds and sometimes larger mammals.

Amazon Tribes
Amazon Tribes

The Amazon is home to 1 million Indians. They are divided into about 400 tribes, each with their own language, culture and territory.

Piranha
Piranha

A carnivorous fish with razor sharp teeth, growing up to 30 centimetres. If they school together they can attack small mammals. Amazon natives use their teeth as cutting tools.

Electric Eel
Electric Eel

Able to produce a 600-volt electric shock. With age, the strength of the fish's electric shock increases.

Sloth
Sloth

Greyish brown, but at times they look green in colour because they move so slowly that tiny algae grows all over their coats. Mother Sloths give birth to babies upside down!

Anaconda
Anaconda

Reaching over 11 metres in length, they will often hunt by submerging all but their nostrils in the water and then waiting for prey.