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10 animals found in the rainforest

By: Bryan Nelson on April 7, 2014, 10:40 a.m.
Anaconda, Green anaconda (Eunectes murinus)

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Found in the rainforests and floodplains of South America, the anaconda is the largest, heaviest and second longest snake species in the world. It's also the stuff of B-grade horror flicks. Though it's non-venomous, it is capable of killing a grown man by constriction — but such attacks are extremely rare. Its semi-aquatic lifestyle is part of what allows the anaconda to grow to such a massive size, and the snake is known to be an excellent swimmer.