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Endangered Animals of the Amazon Rainforest
Endangered Animals of the Amazon Rainforest

  |   Amazon Facts

Deforestation is not the only thing that causes animals to become endangered or extinct, climate change, illegal hunting, and contamination are also playing a role in destroying habitats and endangering animals. But deforestation is the leading cause of extinction in the Amazon Rainforest. 

Amazon River Peru Map
Amazon River Peru Map

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Today, the river is one of the most exciting vacation destinations on the planet and is the best vantage point from which to see the mighty Amazon Rainforest. Take a look at the Amazon River Map in Peru below for more information.

Amazon River Otter
Amazon River Otter

  |   Wildlife & Flora

The Giant Otter can only be found in the Orinoco, Amazon and La Plata rivers in South America. This means that you will need to travel to the Amazon Rainforest to be able to spot it in its natural habitat.

The Amazon River
The Amazon River

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Starting high in the Peruvian Andes, the Amazon River courses through six different countries before emptying out into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Brazil. Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Venezuela and Brazil all play host to part of this mighty waterway, which runs for around 4,000 miles through South America.

The Difference Between the Peru Amazon Vs. Brazil 
The Difference Between the Peru Amazon Vs. Brazil 

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While both the Peruvian and Brazilian portions of the Amazon are mind-blowingly spectacular, they each present a different experience. So, let’s have a look at some of the key differences between the two countries’ offerings to help you decide which is best for you.

How Long is the Amazon River?
How Long is the Amazon River?

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The current answer to the question "How long is the Amazon River?" is 4,345 miles or 6,992 km. Measuring the length of a river might seem like an easy thing to do but in reality this task is fraught with difficulties. It can also be challenging to work out where the mouth of a large river is. 

Where does the Amazon River End?
Where does the Amazon River End?

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The easiest way to approach a question like ‘where does the Amazon River end is’ is to say that it ends in the Atlantic Ocean. However, the Atlantic Ocean is a very big expanse of water, so which bit do we mean when we use this as a reference point?

How Deep is the Amazon River?
How Deep is the Amazon River?

  |   Amazon Facts

For centuries, the Amazon River has been one of the most important waterways on the planet. At its deepest, the Amazon River is 100 metres (330 ft) deep. Curving its way through Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia and Peru, the river offers intrepid explorers a unique vantage point for discovering the Amazon rainforest.

Where Does the Amazon River Start?
Where Does the Amazon River Start?

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The question of where the Amazon River starts is one that has been plaguing scientists from across the globe for a while now. Five different rivers, located in Peru, have been argued as the start of the Amazon River. 

Does the Amazon River Run Through Brazil?
Does the Amazon River Run Through Brazil?

  |   Amazon Facts

Yes, the Amazon River does run through Brazil, around two thirds of the entire river and the largest portion of the Amazon drainage basin can be found in Brazil (about 60%).

About Rainforest Cruises

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