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Where Do Mammals Live? South America

South America
Forest Canopy
In the Amazonian rainforest, high rainfall and year-round warm temperatures support lush layers of evergreen plants. Many mammals find food in the sunlit canopy where tender leaves and ripe fruits flourish. How do they avoid fighting over food in this crowded habitat? Select a mammal.
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