THE CONGO Area – 687,000 m 2 (1,780,000 km 2 ). Home to: Aka tribes, Forest Leopards, Raffia Palms. This jungle is the basin of the Congo river, covering the northern half of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and spreading west toward the Atlantic Ocean through five other countries. More than 400 species of mammals, 700 species of fish, and 1,000 species of birds are found here.
THE AMAZON Area – 2,123,000 m 2 (5,500,000 km 2 ). Home to: Tribes of Acre, Giant Otters, Rubber trees. About half of the world’s biggest jungle is located in Brazil. The other half spreads into eight other South American countries. The Amazon contains 20% of all the freshwater in the world.
6 INTO THE WORLD’S AMAZING JUNGLES: JUNGLE WILDLIFE
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