Head 2 Head: Rainforest residents


Common anaconda – This snake often reaches ten metres (33 feet) long. The reticulated python can be equally long, but the anaconda is bulkier.


Amazonian rainforest trees – A recent study showed that many trees in the Amazon are over 300 years old. Some even reach grand ages of 750-1,000 years.


African elephant – Elephants in central Africa sometimes move from the open savannah into dense rainforests. They can weigh up to ten tons.