All About Agoutis

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Species DescriptionAgoutis are rodents in the genus Dasyprocta, which consists of 12 known species found throughout Central and South America. … Read More

Incredible Wildlife Footage from the Peruvian Amazon

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Of the Earth’s 10 million species of plants and animals, almost one-third call the Amazon rainforest home. A single tree … Read More

Rare Amazon Jungle Dog Caught on Video

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The Amazon jungle dog, Atelocynus microtis, is one of the forest’s most elusive animals. The short-eared dog is timid, about … Read More

Brazil plans to stop the killing of pink dolphins

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SAO PAULO — Brazil will temporarily ban the catch of a type of catfish in an effort to halt the … Read More

Ecuador’s Jaguars Threatened by Oil Drilling

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To get a sense of what is at stake in Yasuni National Park if plans to drill continue, Diego Mosquera of the Tiputini Biodiverity Station observed jaguar populations over a seven year period between 2005 and 2012, concluding that the area is extremely rare in terms of jaguar densities.

Animal Symphony at Yasuni National Park

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Over the past two years, the video camera trap program at Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorean Amazon has managed to capture amazing footage of animals rarely seen by humans.

New Mammal Species Discovered in Andean Cloud Forests

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In August 2013, Kristofer Helgen–curator of mammals at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History–announced the discovery of a distinct species known as the olinguito. Despite the fact that multiple museums have had evidence of these mammals hidden away for decades, the scientific community was unable to differentiate this unique species from other olingos until now.

Primates of the Amazon Rainforest

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The most threatened mammal species in the Amazon are the primates, of which the Amazon is one of the most important regions for these mammals.

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