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What the Amazon fires mean for wild animals

“In the Amazon, nothing is adapted to fire.”

10 percent of Earth’s animal species live there.

  • Natasha Daly
  • National Geographic

The Amazon rainforest—home to one in 10 species on Earth—is on fire.

As of last week, 9,000 wildfires were raging simultaneously across the vast rainforest of Brazil and spreading into Bolivia, Paraguay, and Peru.

The blazes, largely set intentionally to …

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