The six largest animals discovered in the Amazon
Green Anaconda (Eunectes murinus)
The green anaconda is the largest snake in the world by weight and the second largest by length.
Giant River Otter (Pteronura brasiliensis)
The giant river otter is the largest species of otter in the world. These semi-aquatic mammals can grow up to 6 feet.
Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja)
The harpy eagle is one of the largest and most powerful eagles in the world. These birds of prey have wingspans of up to 7 feet
Giant Anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla)
The giant anteater is the largest of all anteater species and can reach lengths of up to 7 feet (2.1 meters).
Jaguar (Panthera onca)
The jaguar is the largest big cat species in the Americas and the third-largest in the world, after tigers and lions.
Arapaima (Arapaima gigas)
The arapaima is one of the largest freshwater fish in the world. These fish can grow up to 15 feet.
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