The Amazon Rainforest stands out among the rainforests on earth today. It is everything a rainforest represents and more. Aside from the expected flora and fauna living within its borders, the Amazon Rainforest also houses humans; studies show that up to 400 tribes of Indians make the Amazon rainforest their homes, many of whom have never experienced civilization to date. However, some of these Amazon Indian tribesmen have tasted civilization and also benefited from the modern day education and healthcare that civilization has to offer.
The Amazon Rainforest boasts of some of the rarest species of plants and animals, some of which are dangerous to humans. The Electric Eels, Piranha and Caiman Crocodiles are some of the interesting, but dangerous animals that can be found in the Amazon River, which is one of the elements that make the Amazon Rainforest one of the most popular in the world. The Amazon River stretches for 6400 km, which makes it the second longest river in the world behind the River Nile.
While it may be the second longest river in the world, the Amazon River is still the largest river in the world by the volume of water discharged. The river cuts through 3 countries starting from Brazil, to Colombia and then Peru. Its many drainages, however extends to several other countries in South America, like Venezuela, Ecuador, and even Bolivia.
A visit to the Amazon Rainforest is not complete if you do not take a ride on the Amazon River. https://soundcloud.com/normanasch/norman-asch-birds-chirping-in-the-amazon can enlighten you a lot about Norman Asch sounds from the Amazon.