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
Ponds are home to a diverse array of animals including water striders. The majority of creatures that live on a pond, however, are insects and amphibians.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 >
The Indian Ocean, like many of Earth's oceans, serves as home to a diverse number of species, including anenomefish, Great White sharks, bottlenose dolphins, blue whales, sea turtles, jellyfish, stingrays, sea anemones, sea snakes, worms and stonefish. Creatures inhabiting the Indian Ocean range in size from tiny microorganisms to some of the largest animals on the planet, such as large sharks and blue whales. Some creatures pose little threat to humans and other mammals, while others contain lethal venom or emit potent toxins, potentially causing harm.Full Answer >
Many animals live in dens, including foxes, bears, bobcats and raccoons. Animals that are found in woodlands are likely to live in dens. Some animals use dens only for nesting and rearing young, while others make dens more permanent homes.Full Answer >