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Termite City, Region 9

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Termite City is about 7 miles north of Lethem in Region 9, Guyana, South America.

There you can see Giant Anthills about ten feet high against the beautiful backdrop of Savannahs, sky and mountains.

Photos: Hemwant Persaud. Feb. 2020

The Black Caiman – Yupukari Village – Central Rupununi Savannahs of Guyana

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The vicious black caiman, photographed above, is an endangered species which is only found in about 3 places on earth. The Rupununi River in Central Rupununi, Guyana, South America is one of those places.

Research of the black caiman by American scientists gave birth to the Caiman House Eco Lodge in Central Rupununi, Guyana, South America.

Anhinga Bird – Rupununi Savannahs

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The anhinga bird above was photographed in Yupukari Village, Central Rupununi Savannahs of Guyana, South America.

The anhinga, sometimes called snakebird, darter, American darter, or water turkey, is a water bird of the warmer parts of the Americas. The word anhinga comes from the Brazilian Tupi language and means devil bird or snake bird.

Victoria Amazonica

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The Victoria Amazonica is Guyana’s National Flower and is depicted on the Guyanese Coat of Arms.

Formerly named “Victoria Regia” after Queen Victoria, the name was later changed to Victoria Amazonica. The lily has very large leaves – up to ten feet in diameter that float on the water’s surface on a submerged stalk which is about 26 feet in length.

The flowers are white the first night they are open and become pink on the second night. They are up to sixteen inches in diameter and are pollinated by beetles.

The Victoria Amazonica is the largest water lily in the world.

The photo above was taken in the Rupununi River in Yupukari Village, Central Rupununi Savannahs of Guyana, South America – where the lily grows naturally.

The Black Caiman – Yupukari Village

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There are only about 3 places on earth where the endangered species of reptile called the black caiman is found. The Rupununi River in Central Rupununi, Guyana, South America is one such place.

The black caiman is subject much international research and studies.

The photo above was taken along the banks of the Rupununi River in Yupukari Village around August 2014.

Lethem – Linden Trail – Scenes – Macaw

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Along the Lethem – Linden Trail, what beautiful scenes there are! Here’s a beautiful macaw photographed along the Lethem -Linden Trail in Guyana, South America.

The Lethem – Linden Trail is about 300 miles and cut mostly through the Amazon Rainforest. Vehicles transport goods and passengers who prefer not to take the plane.

Lethem – Linden Trail – Scenes – Macaw

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Along the Lethem – Linden Trail, what beautiful scenes there are! Here’s a beautiful macaw photographed along the trail.

The Lethem – Linden Trail is about 300 miles long and cut mostly through the Amazon Rainforest in Guyana, South America.

Giant Anthill – Kumu Village – Central Rupununi

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This giant anthill was photographed in Kumu Village along the trail to the Kumu Falls in Central Rupununi, Guyana, South America.

The photo above was taken around June 2016 by Patrick Carpen.