Exhibit / The Amazon

Graham Amazon Gallery

Experience the extraordinary diversity and interdependence of aquatic and terrestrial life in the Amazon as you walk through a re-creation of South America’s tropical rainforest.

Overview

Extraordinary diversity

More than 3,000 fish and one-fifth of the world’s bird species live in the Amazon — and scientists continue to discover more animals and plants new to science. This gallery highlights some of the Amazon's amazing biodiversity, as well as some of the threats they face today.

Trouble in paradise

The Amazon encompasses a huge area but it’s rapidly losing ground. The animals that live there are losing their homes to deforestation and urban development. Find out what you can do to help protect this vulnerable area during you visit.

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So much more to learn

Surround yourself with a variety of plants and animals in the Graham Amazon Gallery as you gain an appreciation for the incredible diversity of life in this lush region. Find more in-depth information on some of the animals that live in the Amazon during your visit.

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Preserve not destroy

We’ve helped train Brazilians who harvest ornamental fish for aquariums. This sustainable harvesting provides them with an economic reason to preserve rainforests rather than destroy them.

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In the Amazon

The Amazon is the most species-rich area of the world. There are ten times as many freshwater fishes in the Amazon as there are in all of Canada.

The Amazon is the most species-rich area of the world.
There are ten times as many freshwater fishes in the Amazon as there are in all of Canada.

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