Discover Otaries, penguins and Rhea Uruguay

Wild animals are quite rare in Uruguay. The rhea, a bird that looks like an ostrich, can often be seen. Towards the Cabo Polonio, the castillo and Wolf islands welcome sea lions, penguin colonies and seals, as well as catfish.

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    Sea lions, penguins, and rhea

    Only sites far from the towns still witness the arrival of such sea animals.

    © Zoonarc otte / age fotostock
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    The rhea

    The rhea is a cousin of the ostrich which is found in the savannas of Uruguay.

    © Nico StengertNovarc / age fotostock
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    Penguins

    It can happen that penguins will march all the way up to the coasts of Uruguay.

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    Sea lions

    The coasts of Uruguay are home to one of the largest colonies of sea lions in the world.

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    Two species

    There are two species to be found: the South American fur seal and the South American sea lion.

    © Frank Wabhrer / age fotostock
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    100,000

    There are nearly 100,000 of them in this colony that lives along the coasts of Uruguay.

    © Michael Nolan / age fotostock
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