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South American Wildlife Photo Gallery

Tremendous variety, number and species!


Scarlet Macaw

Scarlet Macaw


Did you know that South America has more unique insects than anywhere in the world? Or that there are more butterflies on this continent than on any other? And thousands of bird species!

It's true. The wildlife of South America is huge - in scope, number of species and family, in area. The Pantanal of southern Brazil and Paraguay is a huge swamp, a wildlife lover's prime destination.

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The jungles and tropical forests of Amazonia and the Guianas host a tremendously varied wildlife. Various countries have established huge wildlife reserves to protect and conserve their wildlife populations. Argentina was the first country to establish such a park with Nahuel Huapi National Park.

Venezuela's Canaima National Park, where you'll find Angel Falls, is the largest on the continent at 30,000km² (11,600 square miles).


  • Colombia's National Parks
  • Manu and Tambopata Rain Forests of Peru
  • Chile's National Parks
  • And, if modern day wildlife isn't sufficient, there are The Dinosaurs of South America.

    There are photos of some of the fantastic array of South American wildlife throughout this site. Here is a sample, with more to come.

    Galapagos Wildlife Gallery

    Falkland Islands Wildlife

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    More Birds

  • Jacana
  • Striated Caracara
  • Kelp Goose
  • Ruddy Headed Goose
  • Blue and Gold Macaws
  • Magellanic Snipe
  • Scarlet Macaws
  • Pelican
  • Rhea
  • Chimango
  • Brown Skuas
  • Antarctic Shags
    More Fish and Marine Animals
  • Red Scorpionfish
  • Sea Turtles
  • Spotted Grouper
  • Hermit Crab
  • Stingray
  • Piranha
  • Slipper Lobster
  • Weddell Seals
  • Penguins at a Meeting?
  • Emperor Penguins
  • Leopard Seal
  • Whales
  • Gentoo Penguins
  • Adelie Penguin
  • Chinstrap Penguin
  • Crabeater Seal
  • Seals at Rest
    More Land Animals and Insects
  • Golden Lion Tamarin
  • Marmosets
  • Two-toed Sloths
  • Owl Butterfly
  • Patagonian Cavy
  • Bush Dog
  • Huanaco or Guanaco
  • Puma
  • Jaguar
  • Ocelot
  • Howler Monkey
  • Goliath Bird Eating Tarantula


  • Anaconda
  • Jacaré - Caiman crocodilus
  • Rattlesnake - Crotalus durissus
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