The Amazon rain forest is home to a wide variety of spectacular animal species, many of which are exclusive to the location. Several animal species that live in the rain forest are going extinct at an alarming rate. These beautiful creatures die out for a variety of reasons; some of them are caused by people and some aren’t.
Around 60% of the Amazon is based in Brazil, with the rest spread out among eight other countries in South America. Deforestation has actually decreased substantially in the last 15 years, contrary to public perception. Even so, many of the unique animals who call the Amazon home are still at risk, especially with the widespread fires that have been popping up.