10 Terrifying And Deadly Animals Of The Amazon River

An immense ecosystem, the Amazon rainforest provides the right habitat for a number of unique animals to live in. The home of some of the deadliest wildlife in existence, the Amazon is also the home of the weirdest and strangest of animals, such as the poison dart frog and the Jesus lizard. However, today we pay homage to those animals that will give you nightmares, but that are also so beautiful and astounding that we can’t help but love them. Without further adieu, here are 10 of the most incredible and deadly animals of the Amazon rainforest.

The Arapaima

Also known as ‘paiche,’ the arapaima are gigantic carnivorous fish that lives in the Amazon. Reaching up to 2.7 meters in length and weighing up to 90 kilograms, these fish are so deadly that even their tongues have teeth.

The Green Anaconda

The Amazon River is infamous for the green anaconda – the largest snake in the world that can reach over 250 kilograms and grow up to nine meters in length.