Vampire bats (Desmodus rotundus) are bats that feed on blood. This particular habit in certain animals is known as 'hematophagy'. There are only three bat species that actually feed on blood: The Common Vampire Bat (Desmodus rotundus), the Hairy-legged Vampire Bat (Diphylla … [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 Black Caiman (Melanosuchus niger) has a distribution range including: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru and Venezuela.The Black Caiman is found in various freshwater habitats such as slow-moving rivers, streams, lakes, flooded savannahs and … [Read more...]
Rainforest OcelotThe Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis), is also known as the 'Painted Leopard', 'McKenney's Wildcat' or 'Manigordo' (in Costa Rica).The Ocelot is a wild cat distributed over South America (Argentina and Venezuela) and Central America and Mexico. It has also been … [Read more...]
The Cuviers Dwarf Caiman (Paleosuchus palpebrosus) has a distribution range including: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Surinam and Venezuela.The Cuviers Dwarf Caiman prefers freshwater forested riverines (drainages between and … [Read more...]
Poison Arrow Frogs or Poison Dart Frogs is the common names of the 'Dendrobatidae' family of small, diurnal frogs. Poison Arrow Frogs are usually found in Central and South American rainforests, near water sources. Most Poison Arrow Frogs are the size of an adult humans … [Read more...]
Common/Spectacled CaimanThe Spectacled Caiman (Caiman crocodilus) is also known as the Common Caiman.Its distribution range includes: Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guyana, French Guiana, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, … [Read more...]
The Great Green Macaw, also called Buffon's Macaw (Ara ambiguus) is a Central American parrot found in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Ecuador.Great Green Macaw CharacteristicsGreat Green Macaws are green, with a reddish forehead and pale blue lower back … [Read more...]
The Schneider's Dwarf Caiman has a distribution range including: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Surinam and Venezuela. Much of its range overlaps with Cuviers Dwarf Caiman (Paleosuchus palpebrosus), however, it is not as extensive southwards … [Read more...]
The Mealy Parrot (Amazona farinosa) is one of the largest Amazon Rainforest parrot species.The Mealy Parrot occurs in tropical Central American and South American rainforests. The Mealy Parrot frequents humid to semi-humid forest (only rarely in deciduous forest) and … [Read more...]
The Brazilian Wandering Spider (Phoneutria fera) is an aggressive and highly venomous spider. It was first discovered in Brazil hence its name. However, this genus is known to exist elsewhere in South and Central America.The Brazilian Wandering spider is a member of the … [Read more...]