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In relation to Greek mythology...

Leia Morgan
The name "Amazon" came from the warrior women of Greek myth: the Amazons. Male and female tribal warriors had fought ferociously against Spanish exploration parties.

BIG numbers...

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2.5 million insect species, 40,000 plant species, 2,200 fishes, 1,294 birds, 427 mammals, 428 amphibians, and 378 reptiles - with many more to be discovered!

The Amazon "desert"?

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Amazonia has suffered from droughts and there are scientists who believe the area could become a desert one day, which would greatly harm the planet's climate.

390 billion trees!

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It has been estimated that Amazonia is home to 390 billion individual trees! That's 52 trees per person currently on the planet (7.5 billion)!

Watch where you are walking...

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The rainforest is home to many dangeous animals: jaguars, anacondas, electric eels, piranhas, poison dart frogs, vampire bats, bullet ants and even black caimans.

60% in Brazil...

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The rest of the rainforest is in Peru (13%), Colombia (10%) and parts in Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana.
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