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March 14, 2012

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Dean

Hi Caiden,
Thank you for the post on my blog and your kind words, they are appreciated.

I am still deciding on where to go next. Where do you think I should go?

The Amazon rain forest is a very special place I hope one day you can go see.

I will be back to Highland on Oct 25th and 26th, 2012! And look forward to seeing you this fall!

Cheers,
Dean

Dean

HI Abbey,

Thank you for the posting on my blog. I have seen a baby panda, but have never petted one.
I saw lots of animals in Peru, snakes, spiders, monkeys, fish, and iguanas.
Wow, you got to see the condors, you are lucky! You can go back now that you are bigger and for sure you will remember them now!

The Amazon River does not flow through Argentina.

The people I saw were Indians. They are called the Achuar Nation. I’ve been to 6 out of 7 continents. Can you guess which one is left to visit?

I will be back to Highland on Oct 25th and 26th, 2012! And look forward to seeing you this fall!

Cheers,
Dean

Caiden

Hi Dean
Iam in Mrs.Browns 3rd grade class from Highlnd Elementary I recently skyped with you I am in joying youre and Mrs.Tharps abc book. It is grate. Youer a good world traveler. war are you going next? (:.how are you?when are you coming to highiand? you are a grate freand.Is the Amazon Rainforest

Your;freand
Caiden(:

Abbey

dear mr. jacobs,
Thank you for answering my questions! I loved skyping with you. Have you ever gotten to pet a baby giant panda. When you were in Peru what other animals did you see? I once lived in Peru it was when I was a baby though. I once have been to the Andes mountains. I have been to the Colca Canyon! I saw condors but i don't remember any of it because i was a baby! Have you been to the Colca Canyon? Does the Amazon river flow through Argentina? I lived in Argentina! We saw Magellanic Penguins! tThe penguins were on an island. Don't remember what its called though!
the people you will see are indians right? if they are what is there tribe name? have you been to every single continent. When will you come back to Highland? I like learning about your adventures. From, Abbey

Dean Jacobs

Hi Landon, Katy, Jah’liel and Savannah,
Thank you for the post on my blog.

Koalas are pretty cool, don’t you think?! Just to be clear, koalas are found in Australia and not the rain forest of South America.

I don’t know why koalas are so feisty, I guess they are like us, we can be feisty at times too!

There are lots of eucalyptus trees in Australia, so they adapted over time to a food source that is easy to find.

Do you want to see koalas in the wild one day?
Cheers,
Dean

Dean Jacobs

Hi Davis, Corinne, Ashley, Shawn and Amrita,

Thank you for the post on my blog.

It’s pretty cool to learn about animals, don’t you think?!

The monkeys did not think I was a banana, but I did have a banana in my hand, and they were quick to figure that out.

Would you like to see animals in the wild one day?
Cheers,
Dean

Dean Jacobs

Hi Katelyn, Samuel, Audrey and Jack,
Thank you for the post on my blog.

I did not know about the Tirio Indians, but that is pretty cool they make everything homemade. I have spent time with the Achuar people of the Amazon in eastern Ecuador, they make most of their stuff too. They even taught me how to use a blow gun! They use it to hunt animals.

One of my favorite animals of the Amazon is the pink dolphin. They are pretty cool!

Would you like to explore the Amazon one day?
Cheers,
Dean

Dean Jacobs

Hi Nolan, Brooke, Pria and Will,

Thank you for the post on my blog.

I haven’t met Jeff yet, maybe one day though!

I take lots of photos of the animals I see on my journey and over time have collected many good ones, some of those we used in the book.

Would you like to see animals in the wild one day?
Cheers,
Dean

Dean Jacobs

Hi Jolie, Karly, Oliver, Ben and Landon,

Thank you for the post on my blog.

I guess what really matters is if vultures think they are ugly, which if I had to guess, they would say no. :)

I don’t know how many animals a vulture eats in a day for sure. They generally eat what is left over from other animal’s meals.

I’m glad you like the books!

Would you like to travel and see animals in the wild one day?
Cheers,
Dean

Dean Jacobs

Hi Jacob, Sammy, Caiden and Tanner,

Thank you for the post on my blog.
Just to be clear, koalas are found in Australia and not in the rainforest. OK.

Koalas like to eat eucalyptus leaves because there are many eucalyptus trees in Australia. I’ve never held a koala yet, but one day it would be fun.

They are really cute; would you like to see a koala in the wild one day?
Cheers,
Dean

Dean Jacobs

Hi A.J., Jacob and Nick,

Thank you for the post on my blog.

I have never held a sloth, although I think it would be really fun to do so one day. All of the sloths I saw were way up in the tops of the trees, either sleeping or moving really slow.

I did hold a anaconda snake once, it’s not like a sloth, but pretty cool to hold.

Transformers are cool.

Would you like to explore the world one day?
Cheers,
Dean

Dean Jacobs

Hi Aspen, Charlie, Sean and Brooke,

Thank you for the post on my blog.

Leopards jump so they can climb the trees to nap or to find a place to pounce on their prey to eat.

I have never held a sloth, although I think it would be really fun to do so one day. All of the sloths I saw were way up in the tops of the trees, either sleeping or moving really slow.

I did hold and anaconda snake, it’s not like a sloth, but pretty cool to hold.

Would you like to explore the Amazon Rain Forest one day?
Cheers,
Dean

Dean Jacobs

Hi , Ashley,Grace,and Jamie,

Thank you for the post on my blog.

I have never held a sloth, although I think it would be really fun to do so one day. All of the sloths I saw were way up in the tops of the trees, either sleeping or moving really slow.

Yes, a leopard carries its prey in the tree to eat in peace and to keep it away from other animals, especially hyenas.

I am going to stay in the native village for 4 days, would you like to try that one day?

Writing a book is fun and can be hard work at times. The animal book Wondrous Creatures took Ms Tharp and me two years to make.

Happy to share this magical journey with all of you!
Cheers,
Dean

Dean Jacobs

Hi Kaitlyn,Jack,Brian, and Winniee,
Thank you for the post on my blog.
Pandas eat for over half a day, because it takes them that long to eat enough bamboo to give them energy. Good question about the stomach of a Panda, I guess they eat bamboo because it was the easiest food for them to get and over time their stomachs evolved to like only bamboo.
I have never eaten an iguana, yet. I did eat a capybara the other day in Brazil.
Would you like to try eating an iguana?
Cheers,
Dean

Dean Jacobs

Hi Amy, Morgan, Eden and Eli,
Thank you for the post on my blog.
I have never seen a monkey frog yet. I’ve seen lots of other frogs, one as big as two of my fists combined! It was huge.
Leopards jump so they can climb the trees to nap or to find a place to pounce on their prey to eat. Writing a book is fun and can be hard work at times. The animal book Wondrous Creatures took Ms Tharp and me two years to make.
A male sea lion can be almost three times bigger than the female sea lion. Many people have seen se lions on the Galapagos Islands, including myself.
Would you like to travel and explore the world one day?
Cheers,
Dean

Dean Jacobs

Hi Abbey, Lance, Ryleigh and Kale,

Thank you for the post on my blog and the great questions.
I have never held a sloth, although I think it would be really fun to do so one day. All of the sloths I saw were way up in the tops of the trees, either sleeping or moving really slow.

Flamingos are fun too. I saw a flock of flamingos on a lake in the Andes Mountains at 15,000 feet high.
They were walking through the shallow water eating just the way you described.

Leopards jump high so they can climb the trees to nap or to find a place to pounce on their prey to eat. Writing a book is fun and can be hard work at times. The animal book Wondrous Creatures took Ms Tharp and me two years to make.

Taking good photo depends on what kind of camera you have. My camera can take 9 frames per second, so this increases the chances of one being good, especially of animals that tend to move fast.

Sometimes I am lucky and to get one good photo I will take a couple of shots. Other times it is hard, and I might take hundreds of photos to get the one I like.

My journey to South America comes to an end on April 24th, which will be here soon. This week I am going back into the rainforest of Ecuador to do some more exploring.

Would you like to explore the Amazon rain forest one day?
Cheers,
Dean

Jacob

dear Mr.Jacobs,
My name is Jacob and wanted you to know that a sloth defecates only one time every week. Have you ever held a sloth? If not, have you ever held something like one?

Sincerely,

Jacob

tanner

Hi dean jacobs this is tanner the one that's learing. With you how have you been:-)I loved how you went swimming with pirranes I realy want to do that soon I hope. do you like star wars.

Davis,Corinne,Shawn,Ashley,Amrita

Dear Mr.Jacobs,
We are Mrs.Browns class at Highland Elementary.Our names are Davis,Ashley,Amrita,Shawn,Corinne.We are learning a lot about the Amazon Rainforest.We learned orangutans are slightly smaller than an adult human.Sea lions are found on the rocky and rugged shorelines. Our question is did the monkeys think you were a banana?

You rock Mr Jacobs,can't wait to skype with you!:)
From Corinne,Davis,Shawn Ashley,and Amrita.


From,Davis,Corinne,Ashley,Shawn and Amrita

Sam,Katelyn,Jack, and Audrey

Dear Mr.Jacob,
this is a group of third graders from Highland Elementary
we hear you are in the amazon rain forest and are very interested.
did you know Tirio Indians make everything home made?They bake bread by tossing it on the roof!!! how many things have you seen in the amazon? Wants our favorite animal in the amazon? thank you for the time that you blogd with us Mr.Jacob!!!

Your friends/bloggers,
Katelyn,Samuel,Audrey, and Jack

Brooke Nolan Will Pria

Dear Mr. Dan Jacobs,
We are in third grade from Highland. We are so happy to learn about your adventure through the Amazon rainforest. We are learning about animals and habitats like the leopard. The leopard can jump 20 feet in one bound. Have you ever met Jeff Corwin in person? How did you get really good pictures for your book??

We cant wait to skype with you.

Your friends,
Nolan, Brooke, Pria, and Will

Jolie Karly Ben Oliver Landon

Dear Mr Jacobs our team is Jolie,Landon,Ben,Oliver,and Karly. we are in Mrs. Browns 3rd grade class at Highland.

We are learning about habitats and the amazon river with Mrs. Tharp. we learned that new world vultures are bigger than old world vultures,vultures
live on every continent exept Antarctica and Oceania.

Why are vultures so ugly? How many dead animals do vultures eat a day?

We love your books you rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Your Friend,

Jolie, Karly, Oliver, Ben, and Landon

jacob, sammy, caiden tanner

Dear Mr. Jacobs,
This is Mrs. Brown's 3rd grade class from Highland Elementary.
We are learning about the Amazon Rain Forest with you. Did you know the koala bear eats toxic leaves? Have you ever held a koala on your trip? If you have does it feel fuzzy or rough? We cant wait to skype you.
Your friends
Jacob, Sammy, Caiden and Tanner .

Aj, Jacob, Nick

Dear Mr.Jacobs,

Our names are A.J.,Jacob, and Nick. We are learning about the Amazon Rain Forest. Did you know that you can a tell if a sloth is male or female by looking for a yellow and orange spot on it's back? If you see the spot it's a male.Have you ever held a sloth? If not have you held something similar? Do you like transformers? You're a very good world explorer.

Sincerely,

A.j.,Jacob,and Nick

Aspen, Charlie, Sean, Brooke

Dear Mr.Jacobs,
Our names are Aspen, Charlie, Sean, and Brooke. We are learning about animals and habitats in the Amazon Rain Forest. We learned that leopards can jump 10 feet high. Why do leopards jump? We also learned that sloths have long claws that help them climb trees. Have you ever held a sloth? If not, what's an animal you have held that's like a sloth? Thank you for sending us the videos!

Your Friends,
Aspen, Charlie, Sean, and Brooke

Abbey,Kale,Ryleigh,Lance

Dear Mr. Jacobs,
We are third graders from Highland Elementary. We are learning about your trip in the Amazon. We learned that sloths defecate once a week. Have you ever held a sloth? If not, have you ever held an animal like a sloth? We learned flamingos scoop up mud and eat the food inside of the mud. Leopards can jump 10 feet. Why would they need to jump so high? How long does it take to write a book? How many pictures did it take to get a really good picture? How much longer until you come back to North America? We really like learning about your journeys!

Sincerely,
Abbey, Lance, Ryleigh, Kale


Jamie,Ashley and Grace

Dear Mr.Jacobs,

We are 3rd grade students in Mrs.Yabrove's class. We are learning about animals and habitats around the world. We learned that a sloth will move 200 meters in a week. That's like from our classroom to the gym! Have you ever held a sloth or anything like a sloth?
We think that leopards carry their prey into a tree to eat in peace. Why do you think a leopard would carry its prey into a tree?
How long are you going to stay in the native village?
Also, how long did it take you to write and publish Wondrous Creatures?
Thank you for posting pictures on your blog.
Your friends,
Ashley,Grace,and Jamie

Kaitlyn,Jack,Brian, and Winnie

Dear Mr.Jacobs,

We are 3rd graders in Highland and our names are Kaitlyn,Jack,Brian, and Winnie. What we are learning about is a Giant Panda. We learned that pandas eat bamboo for over half of their day. Why do pandas eat for half a day? Why do Pandas eat bamboo when they have a carnivore's stomach?
Iguanas use razor sharp teeth to scrape algae off rocks. Have you ever eaten an iguana? If so what do they taste like? Thank you for putting pictures on your blog so we can share your journey with you!
Your friends,
Kaitlyn,Jack,Brian, and Winnie.


Amy Morgan Eden Eli

Dear Dean,

This is Amy,Morgan,Eden and Eli.
We are learning about habitats and animals. We learned that monkey frogs can walk. Have you ever caught a monkey frog?If not have you ever caught a different frog? We know that leopards jump 10 feet in the air. Why do leopards jump? How much bigger can a male sea lion get than a female? has anyone seen a sea lion on the Galapogos islands?

We like that your a world traveler

Your friends,
Amy,Morgan,Eden and Eli

Landon,Katy,Savannah,Jah`liel

Dear Mr.Jacobs,
We are students in Mrs.Yabrove`s third grade class at Highland Elementary. Our names are Landon,Katy,Savannah,and Jah`liel.We are learning about the different animals in the Amazon Rain Forest. We learned that koalas are very feisty! Do you know why Koalas can be feisty? We also learned that koalas will only eat eucalyptus leaves. Koalas are very picky eaters!! Do you know why koalas only eat eucalyptus leaves instead of other foods? Thank you for answering all our questions and teaching us about the Amazon.
Your friends,
Landon,Katy,Jah`liel, and Savannah

Dean Jacobs

Hi Jolie,
I have seen flamingos in different colors. Some are darker pink, others are light or almost white and I have seen light gray ones.
Lime green is a good color! I love all colors!
Cheers,
Dean

Dean Jacobs

Hi Alexandra,
Thank you for the post on my blog.

The source of the Amazon was very special for me. It was cold, but so beautiful!

I don’t know who took my computer. But the lesson is, no one can ever take away the magical experiences of exploring the Amazon that live in my heart and mind, those treasures will always be with me!

I don’t know what the fish electric.

Would you like to explore the Amazon one day?
Cheers,
Dean

Dean Jacobs

Hi Lily,
Thank you for the post on my blog.

I didn’t know what a cockroach name is in Latin. So, I looked it up; periplaneta Americana, it’s the latin name for the American cockroach.

I have not seen people cut down trees, but I have seen the lumber yards along the edge of the river where they stack the trees. And I have seen ships loaded with trees floating down the river.

Yes, I have seen many bats flying through the evening sky, it was really cool!

Would you like to explore the Amazon one day?
Cheers,
Dean

Dean Jacobs

Hi Tanner,

Thank you for the post on my blog.

You are welcome Tanner, happy to have you along for the journey.

Would you like to explore the Amazon one day?
Cheers,
Dean

Dean Jacobs

Hi Jahliel,

Thank you for the post on my blog.

I don’t know what made me sick, but it was probably either bad food or bad water.

At this moment, I am in southern Brazil, in a small town called Bonito. Can you find it on the map?

Next I will see a very special national park called the Pantanal. After that, I fly to Ecuador. I went swimming with piranhas in Peru! Would you like to swim with piranhas?

Cheers,
Dean

Dean Jacobs

Hi Skylar,
Thank you for the post on my blog.

I have not seen people cut down the trees, but I have seen the lumber yards along the edge of the river where they stack the trees. And I have seen ships loaded with trees floating down the river.

Yes, I have seen some really big cockroaches on my journey. Just the other day I saw something run out of my bathroom and under my bed. I couldn’t tell if it was a small mouse or a cockroach.

Would you like to explore the Amazon one day?
Cheers,
Dean

Dean Jacobs

Hi Emily,
Thank you for the post on my blog. Rodents eat like to eat lots of grass, some insects, worms and grubs. I have ate lots of rice, chicken, beans, pasta, and fish.

I have seen lots of animals, mostly birds, some snakes and spiders, monkeys and dolphins too!

I don’t know what made me sick, but it was probably either bad food or bad water. Mother nature designed monkey frogs to walk to add some variety to life. I saw volcanoes in Ecuador. I like all the animals I have seen, so it’s hard to pick a favorite. The pink dolphins would rank high though.

Would you like to see the animals in the Amazon one day?
Cheers,
Dean

Dean Jacobs

HI Kate,
Thank you for the post on my blog.

I have not seen people cut down the trees, but I have seen the lumber yards along the edge of the river where they stack the trees. And I have seen ships loaded with trees floating down the river.

I am happy to hear you liked the video.

Would you like to explore the Amazon one day?
Cheers,
Dean

Dean Jacobs

Hi Charlie,

Thank you for the post on my blog. I like Lord of the Rings too!
I was using another computer because there was no wifi where I was at, only land line computers. I have not seen a monkey frog yet, but I did see a frog as big as two of my fists!

Would you like to explore the Amazon one day?
Cheers,
Dean

Alexandra

Dear Mr. Jacobs,
I am Alex. I am at Highland Elementary. I am a 1st grader. I am learning about the Amazon Rain Forest. People cut down trees in the rain forest. The Amazon Rain Forest is shaped like a basin. They use plants for medicine. What was the source of the Amazon like? Who stole your laptop? We saw a video about electric fish in the Amazon River. What makes them electric fish? Did you see any? I love you.
Your friend,
Alex

Jolie

Dean,

I'd LOVE to see pink dolphins 1 day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I want to know if flamingos come in different colors. I have a dog named Grace. What is your favorite color? My favorite color is...LIME GREEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Your RON LOVING Friend,
JOLIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lily

Dear Mr.Jacobs,
Hi! My name is Lily. I am in Mrs.Guthrie's 2nd grade class at Highland Elementary. What's a cockroach's name in Latin? The Amazon Rain forest is shaped like a basin. We also learned about
electric fish. Have you ever seen people cutting down tree's in the Amazon?
Sincerely,
Lily Stinton

P.S. Have you ever seen any bats in the Amazon Rain Forest? Lucky you!!! Awesome!!! Cool!!!

Tanner

Dear Mrs.Jacob
I am in third grade in Mrs.Browns class at Highland Elementary. I am learning about the Amazon Rain Forest with you, Dean Jacobs. Thank you for teaching us such interesting things!
Your friend,
Tanner

jah'liel

Dear Dean,
Hi my name is Jahliel.
We are learning about the Amazon River and Rain forest. Can you get sick over drinking the river? Where are you now? What trip will you do next? What trip was the piranha on? I love piranhas!
Sincerely,
Jahliel

P.S. I heard that you like Lord of the Rings. I like it too.

Skylar

Dear Mr. Jacobs,
My name is Skylar. I am learning about the Amazon Rain Forest. It is shaped like a basin. Have you seen people cutting down trees? We learned about the people who live in the rain forest. When they bake bread they throw it on the roof to bake in the sun. We also saw some really big cockroaches in a video. Have you seen any of the big cockroaches? Thank you for teaching us in the Amazon!
Your friend,
Skylar

Emily

dear Mr.Jacobs
my name is Emily.I'm a first grader in Ms.Tharp after school class.
I have a question, do you know how many things rodents eat? Sincerely, Emily P.s. what food did you eat?What other animals did you see? did you get sick from drinking the water? how come monkey frogs walk? were there any volcanoes? what is your favorite animal?
Have fun
Emily

Kate

Dear Mr.Jacobs,
Hi I'am Kate. I'm learning about the Amazon River. I learned that people in the rain forest use plants as medicine. Have you seen people cutting down trees in the forest? Thank you for the videos.
Your friend,
Kate

Charlie

Dear Dean,
I'm in third grade and I love The Lord of the Rings. We are learning about the Amazon. I learned that your computer got stolen . Why were you using another computer? Have you ever seen a monkey frog on your trip?
Cheers,
Charlie

Amy

Hi Mr. Jacobs,

We are excited to talk with you this week on Skype! Thanks for answering all our letters!

From
Ms. Tharp's After School Class

Dean Jacobs

Hi Virginia,
Thank you for the post on my blog.

I have not seen a jaguar in the wild yet, but hope too one day!

Those monkeys climbing all over me are squirrel monkeys. I was in the Amazon rain forest of Columbia. They were climbing on me because I had bananas in my hands.

Would you like to see monkeys in the wild one day?
Cheers,
Dean

Dean Jacobs

Hi Sofia,
Thank you for the post on my blog.

Yes, I have gotten stuck in the mud, but not on the river. The grub tasted like chewy rubber chicken. Would you like to try one?

I have eaten lots of fish from the Amazon River, it is really good!

I don’t think anyone eats Yareta, but do not know for sure. Traveling without my sight would be very hard, but not impossible.

I have not taken any medicine to keep from getting sick, but I have taken medicine while I was sick.

Actually South America is connected to North America by land, so maybe a long time ago they migrated south, that’s my best guess.

Would you like to explore South America one day?
Cheers,
Dean

Dean Jacobs

Hi Kylie,

Thank you for the post on my blog and the kind words.

Good question, sometimes I think it would be fun to keep an animal. But for me, I think wild animals are not meant to be caged.

No, I always like staying in the forest, it is a very special place that is alive with so many interesting things.

The pink river dolphin is really cool, don’t you think?
Cheers,
Dean

Dean Jacobs

Hi Quinten,
Thank you for the post on my blog.

I have taken medicine made from a plant, in the form of a tea. I have seen sharks and even have gone swimming with them in the ocean. A Yareta can get very big, some were the size of a couch. The snake I am holding is an anaconda.

I have seen many kinds of fish, many kinds of catfish, and I went swimming with piranhas!

I saw a beetle the same size as my fist in the rain forest of Ecuador. The dolphin is pink because that’s the way nature made them.

Would you like to explore the Amazon one day?
Cheers,
Dean

Dean Jacobs

Hi Sade,
Thank you for the post on my blog.

I have touched a poisonous snake, but it was dead when I touched it.

I have seen s many new animals I’ve never seen before, which is really cool! Many different types of birds, fish and some really cool spiders!

Two times now I have held a huge anaconda snake!

I went swimming with piranha fish in the Amazon River! It was really fun!

Would you like to explore the Amazon River one day?
Cheers,
Dean

Dean Jacobs

Hi Christopher,

Thank you for the post on my blog. There are no spitting cobras in South America. But, they do have huge snakes like the anaconda!

A pink dolphin can stay underwater from 15-20 minutes without coming up for air!

Would you like to see a pink river dolphin one day?
Cheers,
Dean

Dean Jacobs

Hi Steven,
Thank you for the post on my blog.

Good question, I know for sure I have been in at least four mountain ranges. They are; the Rocky Mountains, the Cascade Mountains, the Andes Mountains and the Himalayan Mountain range of Asia.

Do you like to explore mountains?

Cheers,
Dean

Dean Jacobs

Hi Lilyanna,
Thank you for the post on my blog.

Jaguars will eat rodents, caiman, deer, and just about whatever else they can catch, including fish, snakes and turtles. I have not seen one in the wild yet, but hope too one day!

I saw piranhas in the Amazon and even went swimming with them. Would you like to swim in the Amazon River one day?

Yes, it is very fun to explore the Amazon of South America.
Cheers,
Dean

Dean Jacobs

Hi Mason,
Thank you for the post on my blog.

It has taken me a total of 3 months to get to the end of the Amazon River. I haven’t gotten stuck in the mud, although the Amazon River is very muddy!

Would you like to explore the Amazon River one day?
Cheers,
Dean

Dean Jacobs

Hi Alex,
Thank you for the post on my blog.

Did you like the rush hour photo from Peru? I think there were about 20 animals in the photo.

Yes, I lost my computer; it was stolen, which made me very sad for a couple of days. But I still have all my photos and no one can ever steal the experience of exploring the Amazon that lives in my heart.

Would you like to explore the Amazon one day?
Cheers,
Dean

Dean Jacobs

Hi Abby,
Thank you for your posting on my blog.

Yes, the Amazon Rainforest is filled with special plants that are used as medicine. I have tried some medicine in the form of the tea made from the bark of a tree.

No, I haven’t gone swimming with electrical fish, but I did swim with piranhas. Would you like to swim with piranhas?

Cheers,
Dean

Dean Jacobs

Hi Sade,
Thank you for the posting on my blog.

I touched is poisonous snake, it was dead though!

I’ve seen many animals, birds, snakes, spiders, dolphins. Would you like to see wild animals in the Amazon one day? I actually had an anaconda draped around my neck while in the Amazon jungle!

Thank you for the kind words, they are appreciated.
Cheers,
Dean

Dean Jacobs

Hi Yaya,
Thank you for the posting on my blog, great to have you along for this journey!

Yes, I have seen and touched a vereta plant, they are pretty cool! No, the viscachas is not related to the rabbit, but looks like one. The both are rodents though.

The tail looks more like that on a squirrel, long and puffy!

Thank you for the kind words Yaya, they are appreciated! Would you like to explore South America one day?
Cheers,
Dean

Dean Jacobs

Hi Thaddeus,
Great to have you along again on this new journey!

I’ve seen many different types of birds on my journey. One of my favorites has to be the Scarlet McCaw, they are beautiful and very noisy. Sonar is really a cool way to get around, I wish I had it, I think it would be a fun tool to use!

I have been swimming with dolphins before, in the Galapagos Islands!
Yes, I went swimming with piranhas and even have a short video of it I plan to post once I return to home to Nebraska.

Would you like to piranhas?

I like all the animals I’ve seen, even the spiders and snakes, all of them have a special place in the world.

Would you like to explore the Amazon one day?
Cheers,
Dean

Dean Jacobs

Hi Jolie,
Thank you for the post on my blog.

I’ve seen many pink dolphins and gray ones too! I’ve also seen many different types of catfish and piranhas!

I don’t have a pet, but when I am home I get to play with my mom’s dog Brandi. The most dangerous animal in the Amazon is hard to answer; they have poisons snakes, spiders, frogs. The Amazon is a wild place where you have to be aware of what’s going on around you, because if you step on a snake and it bites you, it would be bad, because it can be very far to a doctor.

I really liked the sloth; I thought it was really cute!

Right now I am focused on finishing this adventure, so I’m not sure what the next one will be. One thing for sure though, there will be a new adventure.

No time for movies while exploring the world, maybe later.

Great to have you along for the journey Jolie! Would you like to see pink dolphins one day in the wild?
Cheers,
Dean

Jolie

R u there?

Virginia

To Dean Jacobs
From Virginia
I am a first grader. We are learning about the Amazon Rain Forest. I learned that there are a lot of animals. Did you ever see a jaguar? We saw a picture with monkeys all over you. Where were you and why were the monkeys all over you? Thank you for teaching me.

Sofia

Dear Mr. Jacobs,

HI! My name is Sofia. I'm with Ms. Tharp. I heard you were in the Amazon. That is interesting. I saw a video on the Amazon River. It seemed muddy. I just wanted to ask you a few questions There will be 7 questions.

1. Did you get stuck in the mud?
2. Did the grub taste like chicken?
3. Did you eat fish from the river?
4. Can you eat a yareta?
5. Do you think you could live and travel without your sight?
6. Have you taken any medicine in the rain forest to keep from getting sick?
7. I saw there is an animal called a vascacha that lives in the mountains of Peru. If it lives thousands of miles
away and across an ocean, how did an animal like it, called a pica, get to Colorado?

Thank you for answering my questions!

Your friend,
Sofia

Kylie

Dear Mr. Jacobs,

You are cool! I have stuff to share about the Amazon Rain Forest. My first question is, have you ever wanted to keep an animal? My second question is that have you ever had to stay in a forest when you wanted to leave?
I learned about a kind of animal called a pink dolphin. How about you?
By now best friend,
Kylie

P.S. Have a good day!

Quinten

Dear Mr Jacobs,
I am a third grader who is learning about the Amazon Rain Forest. I learned there is a vine you can drink from so you can help yourself from getting sick. Have you ever drank medicine from a vine? We learned that bull sharks can swim up fresh water rivers. Have you seen a shark?
How big does the vetta get until it dies? Is the snake you're holding in the video a boa constrictor? What kinds of fish have you seen? What is the biggest bug you have seen? In the dolphin picture, why is the dolphin orange?
Thanks for answering my questions.
Quinten

Sade

Dear Dean Jacobs,
I am Sade. I am in 4th grade. It must be fun in Brazil. It is interesting to learn that the higher you get it is hard to breath. Have you touched any poisonous animals and if you have, was it scary? It must be cool where you are. What are some of the animals you have seen? Have you held a snake before? Have you swam in a lake there? If you have, it must of been fun!
And you rock!
Sade

Christopher

Dear Mr.Jacobs,
My name is Christopher,we are learning about the Amazon rain forest by you. I learned you have seen lots of animals in the rain forest. Are there spitting cobras in the Amazon,and have you ever seen one? I also know you've seen pink dolphins. How long can pink dolphins stay underwater without taking a breath? Thanks for answering my questions.
Your friend,
Christopher

Steven

Dear Mr.Jacobs,
My name is Steven, and I am in second grade. Right now we're learning about the Amazon Rain Forest. I learned it's hard to breathe up in the mountains because the air is thin. How many different mountain ranges have you been to?
Thank you for going to these different places so we can learn about them.

Your friend,
Steven

Lilyanna

Dear Mr Jacobs,
I'm Lilyanna. I'm a first grader. I am learning about the Amazon Rain Forest. I learned that jaquars live in the rain forest. I am wondering what they eat and if you have seen one. I also learned that electric fish live in the Amazon River. What other fish have you seen in the Amazon River? Is it fun to travel through the Amazon?
Thank you for telling us about it!
Your friend,
Lilyanna

mason

Dear Mr.Jacobs,
I am a first grader.I am learning about the Amazon River. I noticed that people killed the pink dolphins. How long it take you to get to the end of the Amazon river? I like that you traveled all around the world. have you got stuck in the mud in the rivers? your friend, mason

Alex

Dear Mr. Jacobs,
I'm a second grader. I am learning about the Amazon Rain Forest. I learned rush hour in Peru is not like rush hour here.About how many animals are there during rush hour?We also learned that you lost your computer. How much money was it to buy a new one? It was really nice of you to send us pictures.

Abby H.

Dear Mr. Jacobs
I love pink dolphins. We are learning about Amazon animals. We are also learning about trees that have medicine. It looks like lotion under the bark. Have you ever tried this medicine? Electrical fish have fins on the bottom of their bodies. Have you ever swam with electrical fish? Thank you for posting pictures. I really enjoyed seeing new animals.
Your friend,
Abby

YaYa

Dear Mr.Jacobs,
My name is YaYa. I think what you are doing is so cool! I am learning about the Amazon in Ms.Tharp's class. I learned that the vereta only grows 1.5 centimeters a year. Have you ever seen the vereta? If you have, what does it feel like? I also learned that there is an animal called a vascacha that lives in the mountains of Peru. Is the vascacha related to a rabbit, and does it have a tail that looks like a skunk? You are an AWESOME guy!

Your friend,
YaYa

Thaddeus

Dear Mr.Jacobs
My name is Thaddeus. I'm in fifth grade and taking the Explore the Amazon class.
We are learning about the Amazon Rain Forest and the your trip down the Amazon River.
Electric fish are an indicator species that send out tiny electric signals in the water.
Have you seen any birds in the Amazon so far? If you have, were they colorful and did you hear the bird call?
Pink dolphins are nearly blind and use sonar to locate food and travel. Do you think that you could live with only being able to use your hearing and feeling to move around? Have you ever swam with dolphins before?
Piranhas only attack people when they thrash around and are bleeding. Have you swam with piranhas yet? I hope you do soon.
What is your favorite animal you've seen so far? I really like birds. My favorite is either a parakeet or a scarlet macaw.
I hope that you make it all the way down the Amazon River and answer all my questions.
Your friend,
Thaddeus

Jolie

Dear Mr.Jacobs,

I'm Jolie, I'm in third grade. I'm learning about the Amazon rain forest with Ms. Tharp.I learned the pink dolphins use their sonar to see. How many pink dolphins have you seen? What kinds of fish have you seen? Do you have pets? What is your favorite animal? We learned that the jaguar lives in the Amazon. What is the most dangerous animal in the Amazon? Why is it so dangerous? What is the cutest most cuddly animal in the Amazon? What is your next adventure going to be?
I really like Harry Potter and Twilight do you like either of those movies? If so which characters do you like?

I LOVE your website!

Your friend,

JOLIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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