The ----------- passes through a wide region in the northern area of south America.
Most of the south American continent lies between the Tropic of ------ and the Tropic of -------- in the torrid zone.
What mountain in Argentina is the highest peak in south America as well as the western hemisphere
South America many waterfalls include the worlds highest fall at 3212 foot drop
Peru and Bolivia share the Bolivia share the worlds highest body of water...-----------
The ---------river is second only to the Nile river in length but has the worlds largest drainage basin.
The southernmost point in the America's
The most famous city in Peru. It was the Capital city of the incas and ishome of the Machu picchu
One of the driest places in the world
The worlds largest snake....the largest w 28 ft long and weighed 500 pounds
Name the12 independent nations of South America...
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Ecuador, Guyana, Suriname, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela
In addition to the 12 countries of southAmerica, there isomen overseas department called
Brazil is similar in size to...
The continental united states
Like north America, south America has high mountains in the west, low mountains in the east and a great plain in the middle. The high mountains are called -------, the low mountains are --------- and the great plain is ----------.
Andes mountains (high). Brazilian Highlands ( low) Guiana Highlands (plain)
Below the Guiana highlands is a great lowland that is the home of the
Name two other lowland areas...
Gran Chaco and Pampas
The longest and second highest mountain range in the world
At the tip of soutAmerica lies the archipelago ---------
Tierra del Fuego
The largest island in the Tierra del Fuego chain is separated from south America by the
Strait of magellan
These 2 island groups are in the Atlantic ocean.
The Falkland Islandsand South Georgia Islands
Much farther north in the pacific ocean lie these 2 island chains
Galapagos and Easter Island
South America provides a home for how many of all known animals?
The largest south American animal is the
The tapir's worst enemy is the -------, the largest cat in the westernhemisphere
The largest rodent in the world
The only bear in the world that lives south of the equator
Lives in trees in south America and rarely comes down because it can't walk
Weighs over 50 pounds and uses its long sticky tongue to trap 30000 antsand termites every day.
Live in mountains of Peru and Bolivia...have long necks and shaggy hair which farmers raise for wool
Camel-like wild animals that livpacks groups in the Andes and spit when upset.
The largest south American camels used as pack animals.
Live in the mountains of Bolivia, chile, and Peru, these wild animals have excellent sight, speed and endurance. They were once hunted to the brink of extinction for their fine wool.
Among theworlds oldest living creatures. Can live over 100 years old and weigh up to 500 pounds.
Galapagos giant tortoises
Small bloodthirsty fish of the amazon that eat the flesh of animals
The largest flying land bird in the western hemisphere
Handsome bird with bright orange or red feathers.
One of south Americas most valuable natural resourcesissue their rich
The volcanic soil of the Andes mountains is ideal for growing
These need a hot moist climate togrow well and they thrive in south America
Another important natural resource to south America is