Tag Archives: rainforest

Pig-Sized Rats: The Life and Struggles of the Capybara

The capybara is the world’s largest rodent and lives throughout Central and South America. The Creatures Being about the size of an average pig, these things are very unique in the world for several reasons. They’re semi-aquatic, always living near water for food and protection, consume and digest grasses in some advantageous ways, and are fairly […]

Continue reading

A Rainforest Without Rain… Or a Forest: Climate Change in the Amazon

The Amazon rainforest has frequently been referred to as the “lungs of the earth” due to its critical role in absorbing a large portion of the atmosphere’s CO2 emissions, acting as a carbon sink. However, in recent decades, human-driven industries have compromised the Amazon’s ability to absorb this carbon dioxide. When too much carbon dioxide […]

Continue reading

Jaguar and Puma Conservation in the South American Rainforest

The jaguar is the largest big cat in the western hemisphere and during the last Ice age they roamed across most of North America and deep into South America and everywhere in between. Since the early 20th century, jaguars are no longer present in North America and populations have decreased by almost half in South […]

Continue reading