Invasive Species: Wild Boar
The Wild Boar is native to Northern and Central Europe but over time has been introduced to Australia and the America's. This resulted in an explosive boom in the population. The Boar has been placed in the Amazon rainforest by accident from being domestic stock animals that were incorrectly tamed and has turned into a threat to the native wildlife already living and thriving in the Amazon Rainforest.
Endangered Species: The Harpy Eagle
In the past, the Harpy Eagle was widely spread throughout Central America. However due to threats, the eagle is now only found in remote parts of the Amazon, Mexico, and the South American range. The Harpy Eagle is easily made endangered so the population has seen a decline. This is primarily caused by habitat loss from farming, mining, and logging.
Similar in appearance to guinea pigs, the Capybara is a barrel-shaped, tan or brown fur massive rodent. By nature they are semi-aquatic and this makes them fit in very nicely among the Amazon wetlands.
The Green Iguana is unlike its reptilian family in which it prefers fruits and flowers instead of animal flesh or insects. It has adapted for being able to eat on the forest ground but also climb trees to get away from predators.
Golden Lion Tamarin
The Golden Lion Tamarin gets its name because of its impressive mane that is filled with thick rings of golden hair that surrounds a black face. This species functions well in the Amazon because of its ability to use scent marks or songs in order to mark their territories, sleep in tree holes at night, and be very active during the day.
The Heliconia Flower thrives in the Amazon because of its bright colors and structure variation. It requires humid and warm conditions to live and grow so its establishment in the Amazon Rainforest is crucial and very beneficial to its growth.
Passion Fruit Flower
The Passion Fruit Flower grows vigorously as a wild vine that can cling onto almost anything. The flower does very well in tropical climates and cannot withstand heavy heat. The Passion Fruit Flower, however, still thrives in the Amazon Rainforest because of its adaption ability to be able to go towards the shade when the sun is too strong.
Venus Fly Trap
The Venus Fly Trap is a carnivorous plant that feeds on insects like ants and beetles, and may also prey on spiders. It is easily sustained in the Amazon Rainforest for its ability to rapidly trap its pray, seal its trap, and quickly start the digestion process.