Ever since I was a kid I’ve been fascinated with Tarzan movies. I got an email this morning from someone that has invited me to explore the Amazon River basin.
If we can work out some details, I think I might take them up on the idea.
Yeah, I know that Tarzan isn’t about the Amazon, but it’s my dream, so work with me here.
In the meantime, here’s a few facts about the Amazon that I found online.
The Amazon River is located in South America. It runs through Guyana, Ecuador, Venezuela, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia and Peru.
The length of the Amazon River is approximately 6400 kilometres (4000 miles).
During the wet season, the Amazon River can reach over 190 kilometres (120 miles) in width.
There are no bridges that cross the Amazon, mostly because there is no need, the majority of the Amazon River runs through rainforests rather than roads or cities.
The largest city along the Amazon River is Manaus. Located in Brazil it is home to over 1.7 million people.
There are over 3000 known species of fish that live in the Amazon River, with more constantly being discovered.
Anacondas lurk in the shallow waters of the Amazon Basin, they are one of the largest snakes in the world and occasionally attack larger animals such as goats that get to close the water.
The Amazon River is also home to the piranha, a meat eating type of fish! Being carnivores, piranhas are known to attack in groups, preying on livestock that strays into the water and possibly appearing in one or two of your own nightmares
- Amazon Nature Walk (worldadventurers.wordpress.com)