This piece comes to us from Yovana Murillo, Illegal Wildlife Trade lead for Wildlife Conservation Society's (WCS) Andes, Amazonia & Orinoco region. The COVID-19 pandemic has led wildlife health professionals like me to focus increasingly on “zoonotic” diseases. Those are diseases that pass between animals ...
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Watch this family of collared peccaries at their favorite muddy wallow in the Amazon rainforest. It's a drinking space they've tailor-made with their relentless snuffling and plodding of the wet soil, stopping any new trees from growing.WATCH CLIP
Weighing less than an apple, pygmy marmosets are the tiniest monkeys on earth. They have the ability to leap over 30 times their body length across the treetops in the Amazon jungle.WATCH CLIP
Go undercover with a film crew in the untouched wilderness of biodiversity in the Amazon rainforest. Meet some of the most incredible creatures, from pygmy marmosets to pumas, as the wild secrets of the jungle are revealed.WATCH PREVIEW
Those who explore the waters of the Amazon basin occasionally hear a forceful snort, the sound that a pink river dolphin or boto makes when it surfaces to exhale. Visitors sometimes catch a glimpse of a pinkish, rounded forehead or small dorsal fin just above ...
The Amazon basin, almost the size of the continental United States, represents half of the world’s tropical rainforest and 12 percent of its total forest cover.