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10 animals found in the rainforest

By: Bryan Nelson on April 7, 2014, 10:40 a.m.
Jaguar

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Jaguar

Jaguars — specters of the rainforests of Central and South America — are the apex predator in their home range. They are the largest feline to inhabit the Americas, and the third largest in the world behind the tiger and the lion. Though most cats are known for having an aversion to water, jaguars — like tigers — are an exception. Though jaguars can be found in other ecosystems, they are perfectly adapted to the rainforest, as comfortable in the water as they are on land.