The Amazon rainforest is the only widest tropical rainforest in the world. You must be curious about the hidden facts that are unknown to the world about the Amazon forest. We are here to clear all the curiosities about the Amazon forest.
The Amazon rainforest is diverse in space and diverse in species too. There are millions of varieties of animals and plants that are there in the Amazon rainforest. One interesting thing about the forest is, it is not located in a single country. A large part is there in Brazil. The other parts are in Peru, Colombia, and some other countries too. The Amazon forest is responsible for producing 20% of the total oxygen of the world. In addition to this, 80% of the developed food also comes from the Amazon forest. It hides many other wonders in it that we are going to explore now.
The 10 Things Hidden Deep within the Amazon Forest
Here we are going to give the most exciting details about the Amazon rainforest. Today the hidden wonders will be going to blow your mind.
Let’s get into those wonders.
#10 Dart Frogs
There are dart frogs reported in the forest of the Amazon. The frogs are deadly and are one of the most beautiful creatures in the world. An interesting thing about them is, they get their name out of an incident when the hunters used to tip their darts with the poisons of these frogs before they plan to hunt an animal. The source of pension is not confirmed. Scientists say that the poison might be coming from the diet of these frogs.
The frogs are beautiful. They can be black, blue, yellow, etc., in color.
#9 Amorphophallus Titanum
There are many scary and interesting stories associated with the Amazon jungle. The jungle is known for its gigantic things. There is a giant corpse flower that you can see when you are in the Amazon jungle. Please don’t get scared; it will not engulf you. The flower looks pretty scary because that big flower does not exist commonly in nature. The scientific name of the flower is the Amorphophallus Titanum. It is also associated with the disgusting order when it blooms, but wait, it doesn’t bloom often. It blooms only once in 40 years.
#8 Jumping Stick
Here is another interesting Amazonian. The tiny creature looks delicate, but it is not. The ant-like insect can jump like a kungfu expert. It resembles a locust also, but it is more prominent. The creature has an odd face and has a mouth that resembles a grasshopper. You can say a wise creature it is.
Time to add some deliciousness to our writing. The Cupuaçu is an exciting food that you can find in the Amazon rainforest. When it comes to its flavor or taste. It has a fruity chocolaty flavor. The food industries, especially the confectionary industries, use this fruit to have a distinct flavor in their product. The fruit is most related to cacao.
You can enjoy the flesh of the fruit raw too. Just peel it and mesmerize yourself with the exciting taste.
#6 Bullet Ant
Bullet Ant is another tiny deadly insect that you will find in the Amazon rainforest. There is no history about its name, that form where it originated, but some specialists say it comes from the pain. Once the ant bites you, your body will pain the same way as when you get hit by a bullet. This intense pain remains for 24 hours, and the intensity of pain remains constant. Some specialists also say that the name comes from the size of the ant. The ant has the same size as that of the bullet.
#5 Pestalotiopsis Microspora
Pestalotiopsis Microspora is one of our environmental saviors. It is a kind of fungi that degrades and grows on plastic. This fungus is essential as it can help in lessening the unneeded plastic and help to reduce pollution. Another exciting thing about it is, it can grow anaerobically. You don’t have to maintain an environment for the growth of these fungi. Pestalotiopsis Microspora can be seen in the jungles of the Amazon.
#4 Tribal People
There is no second thought that the Amazon forest is known or famous for its creatures of plants and animals, but we can’t deny this fact too, where there is that massive place for the creature there must be some humans living also. Almost 20 million people have called Amazon their home. They live there, get their clothes from the forest, have medications there, get food and arrange all the living essentials while living among the unique creatures of the world.
#3 Secret River
There is a secret river in the Amazon that people don’t know about. The secrecy of the river is because it is not visible. The river is named the Hamza River, and it is located under the Amazonian. This means that this is an underground river. The river is wider than the Amazon River but has only 3% more flow than the Amazon River.
#2 Silkhenge Spider
There is a different kind of spider web that has been witnessed in the rainforest of the Amazon. There is no clue until now which type of spider has created that web. The web is somehow called the Silkhenge. Some specialists say that the spider makes this kind of webs to protect their eggs, and the baby spiders form the attack of ants.
Amazon jungle disappearance is a threat to biodiversity. The deforestation continues, and we are losing 135 animal and plant species every day, and over a year, we lose 50,000 species. The amount is HUGE. Also, deforestation is done to get financial benefits.
The Amazon rainforest is the biggest forest in the world. The bigger the area, the more diversity. It contains many unique plant and animal species that are not commonly known in the usual world. Other than species, there are many other wonders of the forest too. There are giant flowers, hidden rivers, and many more to explore in this wide place. We have given you some of the most exciting detail about the Amazon forest that is enough to blow your mind. We should focus on forestation instead of deforestation to have a healthier and happier life.