10 Fascinating Mysteries of  the Amazon Rainforest

By Rohit P. March 13, 2023

Indigenous Tribes

The Amazon rainforest is home to some of the world's most isolated indigenous tribes, who have had limited contact with the outside world.

World's known Species

The Amazon rainforest contains more than 10% of the world's known species, with many more species yet to be discovered.

The Amazon river

The Amazon river, which runs through the rainforest, is the world's largest river by volume and has been a source of mystery and exploration for centuries.

Lungs of the earth

The Amazon rainforest has been called the "lungs of the earth" due to its massive capacity for carbon dioxide absorption and oxygen production.

Numerous conspiracy theories

The Amazon rainforest has been the subject of numerous conspiracy theories and legends, including tales of lost cities and hidden treasures.

World's deadliest animals

The Amazon rainforest is also home to some of the world's deadliest animals, including the anaconda, jaguar, and poison dart frog.


The Amazon rainforest has been the site of significant deforestation over the past several decades, with an estimated 17% of the forest already destroyed.

Biodiversity conservation

The Amazon rainforest is considered one of the most important regions for biodiversity conservation, with many species found nowhere else in the world.

Evidence of human settlements

The Amazon rainforest is believed to have been inhabited for thousands of years, with evidence of human settlements dating back to at least 9,000 years ago.

Natural phenomena

The Amazon rainforest is also home to some of the world's most fascinating natural phenomena, including the "meeting of the waters" where two rivers with different colors merge, and the "whispering forest" where the trees produce a unique sound in the wind.