Amazonia is the world's largest rainforest, spanning more than half of Brazil. It is the home of 500 mammals, 175 different lizards, 300 other reptile species, and a third of the world's birds. Around one of the most diverse rivers, The Amazon River grow many diverse and unique plants.
In the Rainforest grow many plants like the Rubber Tree, the Cacao, the Passionflower, the Bromelia, and much more. Some of them are used for medicine, for food, and some are poisonous. One plant that can only be found in the Amazon river is the Giant Water Lily. They can grow up to 10 feet in diameter and can hold up to 60 pounds of weight.
Some animals that live in Amazonia and are unique to this place are the Capybaras, the Giant Anteater, the Green Iguana, the Harpy Eagle, and many more. Many of them are fascinating but none are as fascinating as the Jesus Lizard. It was given this name because it can run so fast that it can actually walk on water.
The formation of the Andes mountains forced the amazon river to flow east and create a lake which is now known as the Amazon basin. The Amazon river has 16 percent of all the river water in the world. There is 10 times more water in the Amazon than in the Mississippi River.
The Amazon rainforest is important because there are lots of medicines that are made using the plants that grow in the Amazon. Only 0.5 percent of all the medicinal plants in the Amazon are discovered which means that there might be cures for recent "incurable " diseases. It is also home to people, animals, plants, and much more. If ever I would go there I would like to see if a Giant Water Lily could hold me.