Disney, you have misled me

From all those movies, animated or otherwise, I developed the notion that the huge vines on which Tarzan and others swing are just thicker versions of juicy green ivy runners. Not so. Vines which grow that big are woody — they look like small tree trunks, except that they run in all directions, not exclusively vertical. They’re often woven; the result of small, still green and juicy vines interweaving.

There’s always something interesting to see and something new to learn in the rainforest.


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