10 Jungle Animals for Kids || Amazon Animals for Kids || South American Animals


Let’s take a look and learn about 10 of our Favourite animals in the Amazon! 1 Jaguars This is a jaguar. Wow! A jaguar is like a very big house cat. Jaguars are about 6 feet long. House cats are about a foot and a half long. House cats sleep on top of cat trees, jaguars
sleep in trees. House cats like to hunt mice, flies and cat
toys. Jaguars like to hunt deer, monkeys crocodiles, snakes, tapirs, fish and anything
else they can catch. Cats love to hunt! Jaguars love water and are great swimmers. House cats despise water. 2 Ocelots Ocelots are a type of cat too! They’re bigger than a house cat, about twice
the size, and they are much smaller than a jaguar. They have a very unique spotted coat. Their coat helps them blend better in the forest! They are nocturnal which means they sleep
during the day and are awake at night. They hunt small animals like rodents and iguanas. Like jaguars, they love to swim too! House cats still hate water. 3 Tapirs This is a tapir! Pretty neat, huh? Have you ever seen another animal like a tapir? They are closely related to horses and rhinos. See the resemblance? Tapirs are sweet, gentle creatures. They love to eat leaves and fruit. Like ocelots, they are nocturnal and are awake
at night. They also like to play in water! In fact if there is a predator near by (like
a jaguar), they hide under the water and poke their snout above the surface
to breathe. Like a snorkel! 4 Capybaras These are Capybaras! They’re a type of water hog! They are very friendly creatures and get along with all kinds of animals like monkeys,
turtles, ducks and even crocodiles! Capybaras travel in groups of 10-30 animals. They help look out for each other and bark
to warn animals in their group if there is a predator near by. Cabybaras like to stay near water and have
webbed feet. Like tapirs, they will hide under water to
stay safe. They can stay under water for 5 minutes! They have to hold their breath because they
don’t have a snorkel. Maybe they can borrow one. 5 Anacondas This is an anaconda, one of the world’s
biggest snakes. Yikes! When born, baby anacondas are two feet long and can take care of themselves
from the get-go. That means you won’t see baby anacondas with their Mommies and Daddies. Whoah! Anacondas grow to be up to 30 feet long, that’s almost as long as a school bus! Ay ay ay! They also like to be in or near water. Their eyes and nostrils are on top of their head so they
can hide in water and still breathe. They like to hunt tapirs, capybaras, birds and fish. Look out, friends! 6 Poisonous Dart Frogs The poison dart frog. So bright and pretty. Makes you want to touch them right? DON’T! The bright colors actually warn Amazon animals
to stay away. They’re poisonous. Poison dart frogs like the Golden Poision dart frog have enough
poison to kill 20,000 mice. That’s a lot of poison! Most frogs are nocturnal but poison dart frogs
are active during the day. Maybe they want to show off their beautiful bright colors. Frogs eats insects by using their long, sticky
tongue. When they see an insect, they see an insect, they dart out their long,
sticky tongue and zap the unsuspecting bug! 7 Macaws These beautiful bright birds are macaws! Don’t worry, they’re not poisonous like
poison dart frogs. Macaws are part of the parrot family. Macaws live up to 60-80 years. They gather in flocks of 10-30 birds. They squawk to communicate with each other,
mark territory and identify with one another. They eat fruit, nuts, insects and snails. Baby macaws stay with they parents for about a year. Some macaws can mimic human sounds. Have you ever heard a parrot talk? “Squawk! I’m a human.” 8 Capuchin Monkeys These little cuties are capuchin monkeys! They are on average between 13-22 inches long. Their tail are 15-22 inches long, about the
same size as their body. Their tail is used to grasp and hold things like tree branches. Capuchin monkeys are very smart and use sticks
to dig for their food like nuts and insects. They also use stones to crack open the hard
shells of nuts! They are very cooperative with each other and work together. Newborn capuchin monkeys ride on their mother’s backs. So cute! 9 Howler Monkeys Howler monkeys are the largest monkeys in
the Americas. They are on average 2 feet tall with a 30 inch tail. They weigh about 15 pounds as an adult and
live about 20 years. Howlers are vegetarian which means they don’t eat meat. They love to eat leaves, fruits and flowers. Along with being the biggest monkey in the Americas, they are one of the loudest monkeys in the world! They howl to let others know where their
territory is, alerting them to stay away. They live in groups of 15-20 howler monkeys and
mostly stay up in trees. They only come down if there is a dry spell and they need water. Staying up in trees keeps them safe from most predators. 10 Piranhas This is a piranha. A fish with teeth! Ahhhhhh! Piranha translates to “fish tooth”. Ahhhhhh! To make things even scarier, these fish live
up to 25 years. And to make things even scarier, they swim in schools of 1000 fish! Ahhhhhhh! They have a silver body with red patches which
serves as camouflage in muddy waters! AHHHHHH! Animal friends, out of the water! Except you, Anaconda, you can stay. Those are some of the amazing animals that
live in Amazon. Pretty neat, huh? Which animal was your favorite? Which animal was the scariest? Which animal do you want to be friends with?! Did we leave out your favorite Amazon animal? Tell us in the comments below, we want to
know what you think!

6 thoughts on “10 Jungle Animals for Kids || Amazon Animals for Kids || South American Animals

  1. 1 onça
    2 jaguatirica
    3 anta(… or tapiro)
    4 capivara
    5 jararaca(..or anaconda)
    6 ….sapo…venenoso ;-;
    7 araras
    8 macaco prego
    9 gibão
    10 piranha… :/

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