Arica, a coastal city in northern Chile, is home to a wide range of marine and land animals as well as birds. Dolphins, sea lions and several species of whale live along the coast, and the chinchilla, alpaca and flamingo are common in the area as well.Know More
Arica’s mild desert climate makes it perfect for many diverse species of birds. The puna flamingo, which is so rare that it was once thought to be extinct, can be found in the area. The huge, flightless giant coot makes its home there, as well as Chile’s smallest bird, the Chilean woodstar.
Lauca National Park neighbors Arica, and it features camelids such as the vicuna, guanaco, llama and alpaca as well as the puma, vizcachas, cuy and armadillo. The park is home to 130 species of bird, including the puna ibis, Andean goose, Andean condor and silvery grebe.
The number of vulnerable, near-threatened and endangered animals in Chile is on the rise due to hunting, animal trade and encroachment of land. Wikipedia reports that nearly 33 percent of Chile’s mammal species face the danger of extinction. Marine threats come from overexploitation of marine resources and industrial fishing. The Chilean government has set up 100 protected areas, as of 2014, to aid in the conservation of Chilean wildlife.Learn more about Zoology
Grasslands are habitats for grazing animals like buffalo, elk and whitetail deer in North America and zebra and antelope in Africa, where herds support predators like lions and cheetahs. Other large mammals living in the grasslands include the African wildebeest, giant anteater of South America and Przewalski's horse.Full Answer >
Animals calling the Abyssal zone home include octopi, fish like the black swallower, tripod and deep-sea angler fish, along with the giant squid, bacteria and several varieties of luminescent crustaceans. The Abyssal zone resides near the bottom of the ocean, having few nutrients, air with high levels of oxygen and very little sunlight. Regardless of these seemingly inhospitable conditions, however, many animals and plants call this zone home, surviving in the cold, dark climate with special features.Full Answer >
The many types of animals calling the Amazon River home are the Amazon River dolphin, giant sea otter, piranha, Amazon manatee, giant Amazon River turtle and electric eel, among many more. The Amazon River serves as a home to more than 2,500 species of fish, along with numerous other mammals, amphibians, snakes and plants. The Amazon River classifies as the longest in the world, and boasts the greatest biodiversity of all global rivers.Full Answer >
Spain has a diverse array of native animals, including a wide variety of deer, tortoises, bats, amphibians, small reptiles and snakes. Spain is also home to some endangered species, including Cantabrian brown bears, Iberian wolves and Spanish lynxes. Other animals commonly found in Spain are wild boar and wild goats. On the coast, seals, otters, whales and dolphins can be found.Full Answer >