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  • Pumas are known as cougars, mountain lions. Jaguars are usually tan and are bigger and stoutier than leopards. Melanism black jaguars are normally called black panthers and do have spots.
  • The southernmost city in the world is Ushuaia on the coast of Tierra del Fuego.
  • 19,347 feet in elevation
  • The Uros is the name of a group of pre-Incan people who live on 42 self-fashioned floating man-made islets located in Lake Titicaca off Puno, Peru. The Uros use the totora plant to make boats (balsas mats) of bundled dried reeds as well as to make the islands themselves. Around 3,000 descendants of the Uros are alive today, although only a few hundred still live on and maintain the islands; most have moved to the mainland. The Uros also bury their dead on the mainland in special cemeteries.
  • Built circa 1475. Archaeologists discovered Machu Picchu in 1911. Aqueducts existed which carried water into the city from a mile away. The Spanish conquistador Francesco Pizarro defeated the Incas in 1531.

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  • South America Tour
  • Animals
    South American
  • Llamas
  • Andean Condor
    Vulture species/ Scavengers
    Only a few thousand left in the wild
    Wing span of 122 inches
    Largest flying bird in the world
    Can live up to 50 years
    Roosts at elevations up to 16,000ft
    2 year old juvenile
    Video
  • Piranha
    Carnivore
    Found in Amazon Basin
  • Capybara
    Largest rodent in the world
    Weigh 75-140lbs.
  • Anaconda
    Found in the Amazon Basin
    Main food is capybara
    Weigh up to 550lbs.
  • Giant Tortoise
    Only found on the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador
    Can measure 6 feet from head to tail
    Live up to 170 years old
    Four races of them are now extinct
  • Jaguar & Black Panther
  • BEACHES
    South American
  • Ipanema Beach, Brazil
  • Tayrona, Columbia
  • El Agua, Venezuela
  • CITIES
    South American
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • La Paz, Bolivia
    Highest capital in the world
  • Ushuaia
  • Geographical Features
    South America
  • Cotopaxi, Ecuador
    Highest active volcano in the world
    Over 19,000 feet
  • Torres del Paine, Chile
    Granite towers about 12 million years old
  • Patagonia, Argentina
  • IguazuFalls, Brazil
  • Tepuis, Venezuela
    Plateau height is over 9,000 feet
  • Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
    Biggest salt flat lake in the world
    Covers 4,000 miles
  • Easter Island
  • Galapagos Islands
  • Lake Titicaca
  • Machu Picchu
  • The Incas
    After seizing our father Inca
    After deceiving him
    They put him to death.
    He with the heart of a puma
    The cleverness of a fox
    They killed him
    Like a llama
    Hail fell
    Lightning struck
    The sun sank
    Night fell.
  • Inca Mummies
  • Nazca Lines, Peru
  • El Chupacabra
    “goat-sucker”