Pictures: Steve Hall © Hedrich Blessing |

Steve Hall © Hedrich Blessing

Watch out for anacondas and piranhas, giant spiders and tiny toxic frogs. In churning river channels, still lakes and even flooded treetops look for tetras, turtles and fruit-eating fish called tambaqui.

For more information about this exhibit visit Amazon Rising: Seasons of the River (PDF) at the John G. Shedd Aquarium Web site.

Visit the Association of Zoos and Aquariums for more information about zoo accreditation or to donate to wildlife conservation.