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The American alligator, Wildlife on land, The fauna and flora, Dominican Republic
The American alligator

Cabrotis Island, located at the centre of Lake Enriquillo and declared a National Park, is the largest American alligator reserve in the world.

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Wildlife on land Dominican Republic
By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover Wildlife on land

The wildlife as you can see it on the ground consists of numerous types of reptiles (snakes, crocodiles), birds (hummingbirds, storks, pelicans) and all sorts of butterflies. Cabrotis Island, located in the centre of Lake Enriquillo and declared a national park, is the world's largest American crocodile reserve.

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Wildlife on land

Cabrotis Island, Wildlife on land, The fauna and flora, Dominican Republic
Cabrotis Island

The island is also home to manatees, iguanas, tortoises, and even cotica birds, which have become the country's national emblem.

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Swim with the dolphins, Wildlife on land, The fauna and flora, Dominican Republic
Swim with the dolphins

Manati Park, an eco-park where you can swim with dolphins provided that you book beforehand, is a popular excursion from Punta Cana.

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The rhinoceros iguana, Wildlife on land, The fauna and flora, Dominican Republic
The rhinoceros iguana

This iguana can be found at the Punta Cana Resort and Club eco-park.

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Pink flamingos, Wildlife on land, The fauna and flora, Dominican Republic
Pink flamingos

In the Barahona region to the south-west.

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The cotica bird, Wildlife on land, The fauna and flora, Dominican Republic
The cotica bird

This bird has become the country's national emblem.

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