In pictures: 10 bizarre creatures you could meet in the Amazon

There's a reason that the Amazon rainforest inspired scientists to invent the word 'biodiversity' - the region is home to 10 percent of all plant and animal species known on Earth. Let's meet some of the weird and wonderful creatures you could find there.


The Amazon is home to incredible biodiversity as well as more than 30 million people. It’s also one of the world’s most important carbon sinks – helping to protect us against climate change. 

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, as the world has been looking the other way, the destruction of the Amazon has accelerated. We must protect our forests. If you’d like to help, you can donate today

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