The Amazon river dolphin (Inia geoffrensis), also known as the boto, bufeo, pink dolphin or pink river dolphin, is a species of toothed whale belonging to the family Iniidae and the genus Inia.The Amazon river dolphin is the only living genus in its family, with the family … [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.
Armadillos are mammals of the order Cingulata and family Dasypodidae, and are best known for having their very own protective, hard shell armor. With a natural defense system in place, the armadillo has been able to thrive for millions of years and can be found in the western … [Read more...]
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...]
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...]
The Chinchilla is a small, furry rodent, about the size of a rabbit, that is native to the Andes mountains of South America. There are two species of chinchilla, Chinchilla lanigera and Chinchilla brevicaudata. There is little noticeable difference between the two species except … [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...]
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...]