Food coma: This enormous anaconda looks like it just enjoyed some lunch. The massive snakes, which can grow to 13 feet (4 meters) or longer, are the first…Read More »
new species of anaconda discovered since 1936. These mainly aquatic boas catch, suffocate, and eat a wide variety of prey. Big anacondas have been known to eat large caiman, and mammals as big as tapirs and even jaguars.
Over the course of ten years, 24 new species of poison dart frogs were discovered, the majority of them in the Peruvian Amazon. This vibrant species, Ranitomeya…Read More »
benedicta, officially described in 2008, is tiny, like all poison dart frogs. The dainty amphibians, which secrete a nasty poison from their skin to keep predators at bay, range in size between just over half an inch to just under 2.5 inches (1.5 cm to 6 cm).
The Rio Acari marmoset (Mico acariensis), a small monkey, lives only in remote areas of the Brazilian Amazon. Discovered in 2000, the species has not been studied in the wild, and there is currently no reliable information on its population status or major threats.