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Mammals Jamaica
By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover Mammals

There are few mammals in Jamaica and only one species is endemic: the Jamaican hutia, a rodent that ressembles a Guinea pig and lives in the Blue Mountains and on the heights of the Hellshire Hills, and which is now threatened with extinction. Wild pigs live in the remote areas of the John Crow Mountains. Finally, you will find large hordes of mongooses and over 23 species of bats, mostly living in the caves of Cockpit Country Park.

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Mammals , Jamaica
A meerkat

This small carnivorous animal is not affected by droughts since it gets enough water from the insects it eats.

© © ZoonarK Bain / age fotostock
Mammals , Jamaica
Horses on the beach

Although Jamaica is not known as a land of horses, you will however be able to see beautiful specimens if you're lucky.

© © ZoonarI Tykhyi / age fotostock
Mammals , Jamaica
A dolphin

The dolphin, which can live for up to 40 years, is generally a sociable creature but some of the species remain solitary.

© © WaterFrame / age fotostock
Mammals , Jamaica

There are more than 20 species of bats on the island, which feed on fruit and insects.

© © Celso Diniz / age fotostock
Mammals , Jamaica
A wild pig's bathing spot

While out walking, you may come across wild pigs, which are often confused with wild boars but are actually a lot less dangerous.

© © RFcompany / age fotostock
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