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Emperor Tamarin

EMPEROR TAMARIN: It is thought that the emperor tamarin (Saguinus imperator) with its long white mustache was named for Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany. Small, weighing only around 400 grams, emperor tamarins are agile and leap easily from branch to branch. © Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society/KQED

Tree Frog

TREE FROG: This strikingly coloured tree frog (Ranitomeya biolat), like other poison frogs, has alkaloids on its skin that render it toxic. © Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society/KQED

Three Turtles

THREE TURTLES: An instant after this photo was taken from the shore of the Los Amigos River, all three turtles lost their footing and fell into the drink. Was it the weight of the butterfly that landed on the second turtle’s snout that tipped the balance? © Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society/KQED

Loudmouth

LOUDMOUTH: The howler monkey is the world’s loudest land animal. Its far-from-melodious cry can be heard up to five kilometres away. © Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society/KQED

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Locations

Brazil
3° 8' 13.9596" S, 60° 1' 41.4696" W
Peru
3° 45' 3.9996" S, 73° 16' 50.5092" W
Brazil
1° 13' 17.5476" N, 50° 0' 12.9096" W
Brazil
0° 28' 24.2904" S, 61° 20' 21.282" W
Brazil
3° 3' 46.3932" S, 64° 50' 56.5188" W
Peru
13° 55' 46.9668" S, 70° 50' 1.1904" W

The Amazon: The most powerful of the world’s river systems, its rapid transformation will alter the global climate. Emptying into the great Atlantic Ocean, it flows through the world’s largest tropical rainforest, the vast, natural theater where evolution has gone wild, creating the greatest biodiversity of any area on the planet. Please click on the link to Explore!

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