The list of animals classified as endangered or critically endangered in the Amazon is long. It includes various tamarins, the fin whale, the giant otter, the giant armadillo, and the three-toed sloth.
As a rain forest with a major river and its tributaries running through it, the Amazon is packed with reptiles such as lizards, snakes, and turtles. These include various types of boa constrictors, the American crocodile, numerous types of iguanas, and anacondas.
The forests of the Amazon are home to a plethora of monkey species, anteater, tapir, jaguar, ocelot, coati, deer, bear, capybara, and puma.
There are plenty of colorful birds in the forest, such as macaws, parrots, eagles, aracari, toucans, ospreys, and owls.
The Amazon River is famous for its schools of piranhas and is also home to catfish, dog fish, silver dollar fish, tambaqui, and pacu.
The Amazon is one of the very few places left in the world that is home to legitimate freshwater dolphins.