August Travel Trivia

Macaw in rainforest 

1. What do Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, Ecuador, and French Guiana have in common? 

2. Where in the world might you encounter the aptly named "Jesus Lizard"?

3. A man named Martin Strel once swam the entire length of what river?  



 

Rover, the guide dogI've fetched the answers for you below...

 


Q: What do Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, Ecuador, and French Guiana have in common? 

A: These 9 South American countries can claim to be home to some portion of the Amazon Rainforest! The largest percentage of the Amazon lies in Brazil (64%), followed by Peru (10%). The smallest claim comes from French Guiana (1%).


Q: Where in the world might you encounter the aptly named "Jesus Lizard"?

A: So named for it's ability to "walk" on water, the Jesus Lizard is just one of the many unique species that calls the Amazon Rainforest home. Tours to the Amazon are usually heavily focused on wildlife spotting and nature hikes! See all Amazon tours and river cruises »

Jesus Lizard

 
Q: A man named Martin Strel once swam the entire length of what river?   

A: In 2007, Slovenian Martin Strel became the first person ever to swim the entire length of the Amazon River. At 3,300 miles, this was no small feat! He encountered many obstacles including everything from piranhas to parasites. Strel has also swam the length of the Mississippi and Yangtze rivers.  

 

Want more trivia? See our last edition.  

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