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The Black Alligator

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It’s the most know alligator of the Amazon and the biggest, too, in some cases reaching 8 meters (26 feet) long. This is an species extremely voracious and aggressive, which is why a series of myths and legends have surged around it on which certain supernatural powers have been attributed to them, this species is […]

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Yanapuma

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On the jungle of Peru there’s a myth about one of the most amazing animals of the Amazon called the Yanapuma, which in quechua means Black Puma. It has been scientifically proved that the Yanapuma is a case of melanism in the Otorongo, meaning that they are animals with an excess of black pigmentation  which […]

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The Runamula

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Tells the legend of the amazonian mythology that the Runamula is a monstrous creature, half woman and half horse, that was transformed as punishments for having an affair with a member of the church. Due to some strange spell, the woman was turned into a goblin with the body of a mule, head and chest […]