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The Manatee: Largest Resident of the Amazon River

Mar 22, 11 The Manatee: Largest Resident of the Amazon River

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The life of a Peixe Boi (sea cow or Trichechus manatus in scientific language) is rather laid back. This docile and inoffensive creature spends about a third of each day feeding on various water plants growing in the deep Amazon waterways. It usually swims alone but sometimes meets with others at warm swimming holes or rich feeding...

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Amazon Jungle Excursions Near Manaus

Mar 22, 11 Amazon Jungle Excursions Near Manaus

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As already noted, most jungle lodges and floating hotels will offer packages that include everything, including your jungle excursions. However, if you stay in town and end up planning your own excursions, you should be careful when shopping for a tour agency. Remember that the best ones are certified by EMBRATUR or the city’s own...

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Manaus & Central Amazon: Planning Your Time

Feb 06, 11 Manaus & Central Amazon: Planning Your Time

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One of the most memorable things about a visit to the Amazon is what you hear in the jungle. There are the mysterious sounds inside the forest at night, when the many nocturnal creatures are roaming about, and at sunrise, when a myriad of birds take off over the jungle canopy. Some of the jungle birds are remarkably vocal, such as...

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Dare to be Rare

Sep 11, 10 Dare to be Rare

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A Night of Jungle Dreams by Edna Sousa After a long day working with just a few things completed…I came home and decided to escape. I decided to travel to a place where I could be myself, where I could get the power. So I went to the jungle. Oh yes, I go wild every night. Hot, jungle wild! Ok…I’m talking about my nighttime...

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The Magical Pink River Dolphin

Apr 14, 07 The Magical Pink River Dolphin

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Among the strangest and most enchanting creatures of the Amazon is the beautiful and intelligent Pink River Dolphin, scientific name Inia geoffrensis, or peixe boto as they are known in Brazil. You can’t miss them as they play and perform acrobatics in the waters of the Central Amazon Region. They are often seen along the Rio...

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