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Where Do Mammals Live? South America

South America
Forest Floor

More than 200 kinds of mammals live in South America’s Amazonian rainforest—more than in any other habitat on Earth. Come explore the different niches they’ve filled.

In the Amazonian rainforest, an almost continuous canopy of evergreen trees shades the forest floor, stifling the growth of young plants. Where tender plants are scarce, what do mammals eat? Select a mammal.

Giant Anteater More Info
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Capybara More Info
Brazilian Agouti More Info
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