Discover Fauna and flora of the Oriente Ecuador and Galapagos Islands

The Oriente region is in eastern Ecuador and is the Amazonian basin that covers more than half of the country. Far inside the forest you can stay in a lodge to observe the local flora and fauna. Jaguars, pumas, boas and anaconda snakes hide in the heart of tropical vegetation. River dolphins and giant seals live in the rivers that flow across the Andes into the Amazon River. North of Oriente, the National Park of Cuyabeno is home to numerous animals such as monkeys, alligators, parrots, toucans and snakes.

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    Flora and fauna of the Oriente region

    The Oriente region is Ecuador's own little 'piece of Amazonia' and is home to many indigenous species, including felines and macaws.

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  • Fauna and flora of the Oriente , Ecuador and Galapagos Islands
    The puma

    The puma is an animal which mainly lives in the forest or in the mountains up to an altitude of 4,500 metres.

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  • Fauna and flora of the Oriente , Ecuador and Galapagos Islands
    The spider monkey of Ecuador

    The spider monkey is very agile and uses its long tail to move about.

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  • Fauna and flora of the Oriente , Ecuador and Galapagos Islands
    A narwhal

    Narwhals have a tusk that can grow up to three metres long.

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  • Fauna and flora of the Oriente , Ecuador and Galapagos Islands
    A jaguar

    A feline and a predator with a large presence in the Galápagos Islands, the jaguar likes wooded areas and to swim.

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  • Fauna and flora of the Oriente , Ecuador and Galapagos Islands
    The yellow anaconda

    The yellow anaconda is a non-venomous snake that can be found in the marshes and rivers of Ecuador.

    © © Heinrich Fuchs / age fotostock
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