Guyana is a country in the north of South America, bordering Suriname, Brazil and Venezuela. Guyana has a border dispute with Suriname and Venezuela.
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About three quarters of the country is covered with rainforest. Common plants, trees or crops are: balata, banana, green heart, coconut palm, mango, mora, palm and rice. The king of the rainforest is the jaguar. This animal has no natural predators and feeds on mammals such as monkeys, anteaters and tapirs. The jaguar is featured in the country's coat of arms and is considered the national animal by the population.