Wildlife  in Chile

Chile, not a hot spice country, is known for its incredible landscapes and is situated on the western coast of South America.  This beautiful country has many beautiful hidden treasures, and we will discuss a few of its very special wildlife species.


Guanacos are related to camels, as are vicunas, llamas, and alpacas. But they live in South America, while camels are found in Africa and Asia.


The vicuña is a species native to the Andes Mountains, closely related to the guanaco. Compared to a guanaco, the vicuña is only about half the size, has a smaller tail, and finer wool.


Armadillos are barrel-shaped animals covered with natural armor. Its name in Spanish means “little armored one.” The armadillo’s armor works well against most predators, but not against cars.


An armadillo’s armor comprises overlapping plates covering the back, head, legs, and tail. Only one special species, the three-banded armadillo, can roll into a hard armored ball to defend itself against predators.

North Andean huemul

The puma is the largest predator in Patagonia and a member of the Felidae family. Females weigh 110 pounds, while larger males weigh around 176 pounds, and they range in length from 10 to 12 feet.


While pumas, like other cats, live alone, adults gather to procreate, and moms are highly protective of their pups. Females reach sexual maturity at 1.5 to 3 years of age and normally have one litter every two to three years.


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