From urban jungle to the Amazon in pictures

Although many birds live within the Amazon, a variety of birds can be found in the regions across Colombia, including in large cities.

Photo: Yasmin Dahnoun

Bringing a touch of wilderness to the city, South American street artists draw inspiration from the natural world, this is sprawled across the urban jungles and favelas.

Stretching across Colombia, Peru, and Brazil, indigenous people share the rainforest with pumas, deer, snakes and medicinal plants. Humans and the natural world have always had a strong connection within this region. And this remains strong, even within the concrete world.

Check out ten surprising facts about the the weird and wonderful plants and animals that can be found within the Amazon:

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Photo Gallery | Yasmin Dahnoun | Words: Yasmin Dahnoun | Subbing: Ainaa Mashrique

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