It won’t be wrong to state that the world is full of some amazing items which tend to leave us awestruck for the longest period of time. Amazon Rainforest is one of the wonders of nature which should be appreciated at all costs.
Some of the 15 amusing facts about the amazon rainforest are stated below so dig in and get amused.
1. Largest Tropical Rainforest
Amazon rainforest is one of the largest tropical rainforests in the world supported by the largest river in the world with approx. 7000 kilometers extending up to different rivers such as Nile, Mississippi, and the Yangtze.
The tropical rainforest is the home to a number of plants and animals which are supporting the world’s ecosystem.
Amazon is also home to some beautiful birds including Macaws, Owls, and King Vulture.
2. The largest source of Water
It is surely hard to measure the wonders of nature. Apart from being the largest tropical rainforest in the world, Amazon is also the largest source of water which supplies 55 million gallons of water to the Atlantic Ocean, every second. The water supplied by Amazon is not only limited to the Atlantic.
However, it also finds its way through multiple channels which are in the constant requirement of freshwater.
It’s surely hard to underestimate the overall contribution of this rain forest to the world’s water reserves. Amazon is also called as the hub of biodiversity all around the globe.
3. Responsible for 20% of the world’s oxygen
Due to its unique natural creation and powers, Amazon is responsible for providing 20% of the world’s oxygen. The oxygen not only helps animals and plants to breathe. However, it also supports the environment in an incredible manner.
The forest is known for its extensive photosynthetic procedures which are heavenly responsible for supporting living creatures on the earth.
Scientists have various times declared Amazon as the lungs of the world. However, the recent fire at the place has caused a lot of damages which in return disturbed the overall ecosystem of the world.
4. 25% contribution in Western Pharmaceuticals
It’s surprising to see that almost 25% of the trees and plants in the Amazon forest are used as the source of pharmaceutical medicines all around the globe. The medicines are generated using the ingredients present in the forest and are further modified based on the requirements
To our amuse, only 1% of the trees at Amazon have ever been tested by the scientists for the sake of getting the medicines that could be effectively utilized for the creation or modification of medicines that are currently being produced by the Amazon trees.
5. Part of 9th largest country in the World
Some of the researchers still believe in the fact that Amazon isn’t the largest country in the world because of its multiple horizon dimensions. However, the whopping 2.5 million square miles number is indeed a center of attraction for a number of researchers.
According to the recent facts, Amazon is now the 9th largest country in the world supported by the largest rainforest ever.
6. House of Fruits
It won’t be wrong to state that the Amazon rain forest is house to the world’s quality fruits and the irony is that only half of the fruits are consumed by the world’s population. Amazon Rain forest is the house to 3000 fruits.
According to the research, only 200 of the fruits in Amazon are being consumed in the right manner and some of them are still unexplored and could contribute immensely to the overall food consumption in the world.
7. Largest Contributor to Food in World
It is quite interesting to observe that almost 80% of the world’s food origins are derived from the Amazon rainforest.
The food items are not only in the form of fruits or vegetables. However, they are in the form of complete meals which are now further consumed by people all around the globe.
It is interesting to see that this rain forest still owns the potential of creating multiple food items.
8. The Dark Forest
Amazon Rainforest is called the dark forest because of the high density of forest which doesn’t allow the light to pass through.
Some light which can easily be seen in the forest is through the canopy of trees.
9. House to Native Tribes
Most of the people still don’t believe in the fact that Amazon is still home to native tribes which are known all around the globe for their uniqueness.
Interestingly, native tribes are not only known for contributing to the world’s population, but they are also famous for introducing humanity with interesting food accessories, recipes and also some activities.
10. 50% of the World’s Biodiversity
There is certainly no denying the fact that if Amazon would disappear anytime then, we would certainly lose 50% of the world’s biodiversity.
According to the recent stats, including all the animals, insects, and plants, there are almost 10 million biologists who are exceptionally contributing to the entire history.
11. Home to Largest Snake
Amazon rainforest is the home to the largest snake in the world which is called the Green anaconda. In terms of the measurement, the green anaconda is 30 feet tall and known for its preying powers.
Although humans are safe from the green anaconda because it doesn’t treat human adults as its prey but this snake surely holds the capabilities of consuming a whole adult in the one go only.
12. Home to 2.5 Million species
Amazon is the home to 2.5 million species which are extensively contributing to the overall ecosystem of the world.
These species and animals are known for their unique powers and contributions.
13. The oldest Rain Forest
It won’t be wrong to state that rain forest is one of the oldest rain forests in the world which is known for its unique history.
Amazon rainforest was discovered 100 million years ago and during the same timing, the Amazon river was discovered which is another the most important part of the ecosystem.
14. Hidden Secret behind the Name
Most people are unaware of the fact that the Amazon Rainforest River consists of a diverse history.
The name of the river was proposed by the Spanish male who was attacked by a group of females. The females were called the “women without husbands” and were known for their exceptional powers.
15. A small Lake inside the Forest
To our surprise, Amazon is the biggest rainforest which also consists of the smallest lake inside which is known for its incredible beauty.
According to the researchers, the small lake supports the growth of different plants and fruits inside the forest.