The numbers are astounding. In one hectare of jungle, it is common to find well over a hundred different kinds of tall trees. And this diversity is not restricted to plant-life: over 600 species of birds live in the jungle of the Amazon, and the number of insects there is impossible to estimate accurately. Biologists in Panama collected from just one species of tree over 950 different species of beetles alone. Considering insects as a whole, including spiders, millipedes and such like, scientists estimate that there may be as many as 40,000 different species in a single hectare of South American forest.
5 ) The total number of different species in the Amazon forest is