Amazon Rainforest

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Howler Monkeys live high up in the forest canopy. They eat fruits and nuts. They are eaten by jaguar other large mammals, large snakes, and humans. Capybara—The world's largest rodent lives on the forest floor and spends a lot of time in the water. They eat leaves and fruits and also plants from the bottom of rivers and lakes. It is becoming rare around populated areas because it is hunted for meat. Tapir—Found on the forest floor and also spend some time in ponds. Amazonian tapirs are considered browsing herbivores, feeding on herbaceous vegetation, fruits (they really like bananas) and even aquatic plants. Widely hunted by indigenous people in the forest. Pumas, jaguars and alligators also may prey on small tapirs. Leaf-katydid—They eat avocado …show more content…
Lives on the banks of the amazon river and spends time in the water. They eat large rodents, small mammals, frogs, fish, and even crocodiles. Man is the only known predator. Eats mostly small birds. This eagle eats everything and only a few animals are not threatened by these birds, such as Anaconda and Jaguar. They often hunt close to water for large animals on the forest floor such as peccary, deer and capybara. They will also take birds, fish, turtles and smaller mammals. Jaguars rarely venture into the trees. This animal is so rare that it is estimated that there are only 200 total in the Amazon Rainforest. The jaguar is endangered so you are very unlikely to see one in the wild. The tree boas eat bats, birds, lizards, rodents, opossums, small reptiles, small mammals. Is eaten by harpy eagles, humans, and saddleback tamarins. Piranhas are found in the rivers, streams and deep areas below waterfalls in the Amazon. They eat smaller fish. Larger fish and small mammals may be attacked if there is a school of piranhas. Lives mostly in the understory layer. Black Tarantula. Lives mostly in the understory layer. Eats insects, such as grasshoppers, millipedes, beetles, other spiders, and frogs, even rodents and small birds. Its only real natural enemy is an insect known as the spider wasp. Praying Mantis—They eat insects and other invertebrates like other mantises, beetles, butterflies, crickets, grasshoppers, and even spiders. They also eat vertebrates such as small tree frogs, lizards, mice and hummingbirds. Its main predators are frogs, monkeys, larger birds, spiders, and snakes. The Amazon River dolphin can be found in the Amazon River system as well as the Orinoco River system. They eat over 50 types of fish as well as