As you make your way into the Amazon-Guyana biozone, you are immersed in the wild surroundings of this tropical land. Strolling around the Great Glasshouse, the pools and the rip-rap, you discover a huge variety of wildlife.
A trail through the tropics
In the equatorial forest, you move from canopy to creek and river, discovering a wide variety of animal species, including tapirs (Tapirus terrestris), jaguars (Panthera onca) and bush dogs (Speothos venaticus) all roaming around this tropical zone.
Tropical forest under the Great Glasshouse
When you enter the enormous glasshouse, you are plunged into the rainforest. Tall fig trees hung with creepers and tropical plants grow near a waterfall.
Small primates, white-faced sakis (Pithecia pithecia) and tamarins romp around in the branches. Around the corner, sloths (Choloepus didactylus) and giant anteaters (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) can be found, while a large number of birds fly around freely in the lush surroundings. At the foot of the waterfall swim manatees (Trichetus manatus), an iconic but sadly endangered species from Guyana, as well as giant bony fish like the arapaima and the arowana.
Research programmes in Guyana
The French Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle is particularly involved in Guyana through various research programmes. 90% of this French department is covered in one of the most beautiful primary forests in the world, an ecosystem under serious threat as well.
The animals of the Amazon-Guyana biozone
In the equatorial forest, you move from canopy to creek and river, discovering a wide variety of animal species, including tapirs (Tapirus terrestris), jaguars (Panthera onca), bush dogs (Speothos venaticus), manatees (Trichechus manatus), and the hyacinth macaw, all roaming around this tropical zone.