Discover The fauna Uruguay

There are still some jaguars and pumas, but mostly in the remote areas. Nevertheless, foxes, stags, wild cats, rodents, reptiles, serpents and other wild animals can be seen. The waters of the Uruguay River are home to small alligators and caimans. South America's largest bird is also found in Uruguay - the rhea, which can live for up to 40 years. A very common fish, the croaker, is often fished; it is found in the Rocha Lagune, a National Park, where it is protected. Even bigger is the Southern Right Whale, which is a vulnerable and protected species. In Uruguay, it is found in the Maldonado and Rocha areas, and sometimes towards Montevideo and Canelones.

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    Wildlife

    The wildlife continues to resist the invasion of humans with a few rare species still living in complete freedom.

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    Sheep

    There are nearly 25 million sheep in Uruguay. The country is one of the largest exporters of wool in the world.

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    Turkey

    There is also a particular species of wild turkey found in the poultry-yards of Uruguay.

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    Tapir

    The Brazilian tapir is also present in Uruguay. It can weigh up to 300 kilograms.

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    The fauna
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    Toads

    The Uruguayan toad is also called the rococo toad.

    © Christian Bieri / age fotostock
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