Deforestation, real estate pressure and uncontrolled growth of Manaus have reduced the population of the primate that is endemic to the Amazon capital.
June 29, 2016
The jaguar was the species chosen as a symbol of the Brazilian delegation. In Manaus, after being displayed in the parade of the Olympic torch, he ran and finished dead.
September 8, 2014
Noncompliance with laws and urbanization cause deaths, say environmentalists. Species is found in three cities; at least 10 die each year.
June 11, 2014
Giant spiders, poisonous snakes and mosquitoes that transmit malaria are found in the Amazon. The region also has one of the largest varieties of insects in the world.