The manatee, belongs to the family Trichechidae and is a fully aquatic marine mammal. Sometimes known as sea cows, they make up three of four of the order of Sirenia. The Sirenia currently comprise two distinct families: Dugongidae (the dugong and the now extinct Steller's sea … [Read more...]
South American Animals
South America is a continent located in the Western Hemisphere. It is bordered by the Caribbean Sea to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Pacific Ocean to the west. South America is also home to the world's largest rainforest: the Amazon rainforest.
Other major South American countries include Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, and Venezuela. South America is a vast continent with a rich history and culture. There is much to explore in this beautiful part of the world.
South America is home to some of the most amazing animals on Earth.
The Puma Cat (Puma concolor) is a large, graceful cat belonging to the felidae family. Pumas are also called Cougars, Panthers and Mountain Lions.Pumas are solitary cats and have the largest ranges of all wild terrestrial mammals in the Western Hemisphere. Their range extends … [Read more...]
Spectacled Bears (Tremarctos ornatus) also known as the 'Andean Bears' are distributed in the Northern Andes Mountains including Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and into Chile. It is the only living bear species native to South America. The Spectacled Bear is the closest living … [Read more...]
Sakis, or Saki Monkeys (Simia pithecia), are any of several New World monkeys of the genus Pithecia. They are closely related to the bearded sakis of genus Chiropotes. The Sakis Monkeys range includes northern and central South America, extending from the south of Colombia over … [Read more...]
Squirrel Monkeys (New World Monkeys) Squirrel monkeys live in the tropical forests of Central and South America. Their range extends from Costa Rica through central Brazil and Bolivia. Squirrel monkey fur is short and close, colored olive at the shoulders and yellowish orange on … [Read more...]
Tamarin Monkeys, are small monkeys of the family Callitrichidae. They are new-world monkeys, roughly the size of a squirrel. There are many variants however, and we will look at some of these below. Variants Of Tamarin Monkeys Genus: Leontopithecus - Black Lion … [Read more...]
The different Titi Monkey species vary substantially in size and coloring but resemble each other in most other physical ways. The Titi Monkeys fur is long and soft and it is usually reddish, brownish or black and with a lighter underside.Some species have a bright collar or … [Read more...]
The Capuchin Monkeys are the group of New World monkeys classified as genus Cebus. The range of the Capuchin Monkeys includes Central America (Honduras) and middle South America (middle Brazil, eastern Peru, Paraguay). Capuchin Monkeys generally resemble the friars of their … [Read more...]
Genus: Alouatta - Mantled Howler The Mantled Howler Monkey, (Alouatta palliata), or sometimes the Golden-mantled Howling Monkey, is a species of howler monkey, a type of New World monkey, from Central and South America. Mantled Howlers take their 'mantled' name from the long … [Read more...]
The Tapir is a large pig-like, browsing mammal that belongs to the family: Tairidae. Tapirs are odd-toes ungulate animals that can be found in the rainforests of South and Central America and Southeast Asia. There are 4 living species of Tapir of which three are native to the … [Read more...]