Discover The fauna of the Andes Ecuador and Galapagos Islands

In the central Andes, the huge National Park of Cotopaxi is home to lamas, foxes, pumas, condors and bears.

  • The fauna of the Andes , Wildlife in the Andes , Ecuador and Galapagos Islands
    Wildlife in the Andes

    Cotopaxi National Park is centred around the country's second largest volcano and is home to wildlife typically found in the Andean plateaus, so there's a real adventurous feel to the place!

    © Deddeda / age fotostock
  • The fauna of the Andes , Ecuador and Galapagos Islands
    A Galapagos hawk

    The Galapagos hawk is one of the few predatory birds on the Galapagos Islands, it locates small animals and makes them its prey.

    © Werner Friedl / age fotostock
  • The fauna of the Andes , Ecuador and Galapagos Islands
    A vicuna in the Galapagos Islands

    The vicuna lives on the high plateaus of the Andes.

    © Richard Berry / age fotostock
  • The fauna of the Andes , Ecuador and Galapagos Islands
    A viscacha

    The viscacha is a rodent with bunny-like ears that lives in the rocks in the Andes, and especially in the Atacama Desert.

    © Sean White / age fotostock
  • The fauna of the Andes , Ecuador and Galapagos Islands
    A lama

    The lama is a South American camelid with a very large presence on the Galapagos Islands; it is domesticated for its wool and its meat.

    © Sharron Schiefelbein / age fotostock
  • The fauna of the Andes , Ecuador and Galapagos Islands
    A vicuna

    The vicuna is an animal from South America whose wool is used to create luxury clothing.

    © Jens Reichel / age fotostock
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