Due to the tremendous amount of rainfall they receive, tropical rainforests have some of the largest rivers in the world, like the Amazon, Mekong, Orinoco, and Congo. These mega-rivers are fed by countless smaller tributaries, streams, and creeks. For example, the Amazon alone has some 1,100 tributaries, 17 of which are over 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) long!

 

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