Rainforest Ocelot The 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...]
Looking at the animals of Venezuela is like looking at a living snapshot of the history and culture of this South American country. From the majestic Andean condor to the curious capybara, these creatures are fascinating in their own right.
Each one tells a story about the land they call home, and together they create a unique portrait of Venezuela's wildlife.
List of Animals in Venezuela
The Andean condor is the national bird of Venezuela, and it's easy to see why. These massive birds are truly impressive, with a wingspan that can reach up to ten feet. They're also one of the longest-lived birds in the world, with a lifespan of up to 70 years.
The capybara is a large rodent that is native to Venezuela. These animals are semi-aquatic, and can often be seen swimming in lakes or rivers. They're also known for being very social creatures, and they live in groups of up to 100 individuals.
Venezuelan poodle moth
The Venezuelan poodle moth is a recently discovered species of moth. This strange-looking creature was first spotted in 2009, and it quickly became a sensation on the internet. The Venezuelan poodle moth has large, furry body and wings that resemble a poodle's coat.
The Orinoco crocodile is a large reptile that lives in the Orinoco River basin. These crocodiles can grow up to 20 feet in length, and they're one of the largest crocodiles in the world. They're also one of the most endangered animals in Venezuela, with only around 200 individuals remaining in the wild.
There are many other amazing Venezuelan animals, including the harpy eagle, the anaconda, and the red-tailed squirrel. Each one of these creatures is unique and special in their own way. Together, they create a fascinating portrait of Venezuela's wildlife.
Look at all the other great examples below:
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...]
The Piranha Fish (also known as the 'caribe' in Venezuela) is a ferocious, schooling, fresh-water fish. It is native to warm rainforest lowland streams and lakes in South America - the Orinoco river basin in Venezuela, in the Orinoco River and east of the Andes Mountains, up to … [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...]
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...]
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...]
Common/Spectacled Caiman The 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 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 Capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris), can be found in various regions of South America and in Panama. The capybara is the largest rodent in the world. It belongs to the genus Hydrochoerus and is closely related to to agouti, chinchillas, coyphillas (a large, herbivorous, semi … [Read more...]