Here we can find howler monkeys, squirrel monkeys,
tamarins, wooly monkeys, spider monkeys, titi monkeys and other primates.
The world's largest rodent, the capibara, is found in the Amazon.
There is an abundance of bird species like harpy eagles, woodpeckers,
hawks, macaws, jacamars, parrots, guans, parakeets, doves, trogons,
toucans, hummingbirds, etc.
Amongst reptiles we have, in the turtle family, charapas
and matamatas. In the snake family there are boas, anacondas and different
vipers. Amphibians like tree frogs, poison arrow frogs and slimy toads
abound. Fresh water fish include the catfish, corydoras, plecostomas,
electric eels, stingrays, freshwater dolphin and the paiche among
In the cloud forests we have armadillos,
pacas, agoutis, spectacled bear, primates, pumas, peccaries, tapirs,
ocelots, hummingbirds, cock of the rock, guans, tinamus, doves, trogons
and many more.
On the Galápagos Islands there is a wide
variety of endemic fauna, especially marine animals like whales, dolphins,
seals and sharks; many species of reptiles including the iguanas and
giant tortoises. There is also a large number of birds: albatross,
cormorants, flamingos, frigates, hawks, gulls, owls, pigeons, pelicans,
penguins, finches and terns. The biggest danger to the fauna on the
islands are introduced species such as rats and goats.
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