The Amazon jungle, blanketed in a brilliant monoshade of green, depends on its inhabitants to give it color and noise. Strange, noisy, and even stinky, Amazon wildlife is often colorful—and loud. Birds squawk, beetles wiggle across the floor, and monkeys howl at sunrise. The wildlife is the energy of the rainforest.
Although the jungle is home to thousands of creatures, the ones discussed here are especially noteworthy. We recommend exploring the rainforest with a guide. His or her trained eye is likely to see double what your beginner vision will spot.
© Ross Wehner and Renée del Gaudio from Moon Peru, 3rd Edition