Many of the snakes at the Aquarium can be found in the Graham Amazon Gallery, which is a re-creation of South America’s tropical rainforest. The Amazon is the most species-rich area of the world. Over 2.5 million species of insects live here. The Amazon is also home to more than 3,000 species of fishes and one fifth of the world’s bird species, with more yet to be discovered. Many of the animals and plants in the Amazon are in danger of extinction. The rainforest is being logged at an ever-increasing rate, and during Spotlight on Snakes you can learn what simple things you can do to help protect this incredible area that’s home to so many fantastic snakes.
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