South America has one of the second longest river in the world, the Amazon covers 4000 miles from west to east and ends its journey into the Atlantic Ocean. The river extends a thick forest on the banks, which is base for human and animal life. South America consists larger variety of species of animals and covers a thick forest layer in the Amazon. Amazon passes through Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela and Guyana.
The three major rivers of South America are Amazon, Orinoco and Parana. Production of Hydroelectric power is more in South America due to rivers.
Other rivers that are in South America are:
Rio Sao Francisco: A river in Brazil that usually runs north behind the coastal range.