Opossums, deer, boars and jaguars are all animals found in Uruguay. Common animals include rats, mice, squirrels and vipers. Rodents such as capybaras, coypu and chinchillas also live in Uruguay.Know More
Uruguay is a small country with few forests, which limits the types of animals that can live there. The country does feature large grassland areas, so animals that thrive in that habitat do well in Uruguay. Anteaters and sloths make their home in Uruguay as do numerous bats: white lined bat, Hawaiian hoary, Southern yellow, Brazilian free-tailed, dwarf dog-faced bats, common vampire bats, dwarf bonneted bats, yellowish myotis and Pallas's mastiff, among others.
Some carnivores live in Uruguay. These include cougars, ocelots, margays, common foxes, skunks, South American coati, raccoons, pumas and otters. A group of mammals known as ungulates also lives in the small country. These include marsh deer, brown brocker, collared peccary and pampas deer. Several species of armadillos live in Uruguay, including greater naked tail armadillos, the common long-nose, Southern long-nose, six-banded and giant armadillo. In-land birds include owls, crows, parakeets, partridges and quails.
Uruguay features a coastline, so several water species are attracted to that area. These include birds such as egrets, eagles, pelicans, condors, swans, herons and ducks. Though they live in the water, sharks, grouper, barracuda, eels, pike, salmon and catfish are said to be from Uruguay.Learn more about South America
Because of its variety of terrains and ecosystems, Peru is home to 500 species of mammals, including pumas, jaguars, spectacled bears, yellow-tailed woolly monkeys, llamas, alpacas and vicunas. In addition to mammals, Peru has 1800 species of birds and 300 species of reptiles.Full Answer >
Some of the most prominent animals found in the Andes include alpacas, vicunas, rheas, chinchillas, Andean condors, cock-in-the-rocks, tree boas, poison dart frogs and sucker-mouth catfishes. As the longest cordillera system in the world that forms the principal mountains of the South American continent, the Andes chain is home to a rich diversity of flora and fauna.Full Answer >
The country of Panama contains 228 mammal species, including large cats, such as the jaguar, puma and ocelot, and many different kinds of primates, including the white-faced capuchin, howler monkey and spider monkey. Panama also provides a home for 940 bird species, 226 reptile species and 164 amphibian species.Full Answer >
The most abundant mammals in Chile are rodents. Among the more unique animals are the condor and the guanaco, an ancient predecessor of the camel.Full Answer >