10 Terrifying And Deadly Animals Of The Amazon River

8. Arapaima

If you have trouble reading its name, you can also refer to this Amazonian animal as “para Rocco”. This arapaima, which resembles a large fish, spends most of the day near water so it can digest its prey and breathe easily.

These arapimas can reach a height of about 2.7 meters and weigh up to 90 kg. Besides eating small fish, they have often been seen hunting birds.

Very few people are aware of these great creatures. This explains why the sight of these animals in the Amazon River makes the person in front of you feel worse.

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