Ecuador Wildlife

Ecuador is a large country with a varied terrain resulting in a variety of biodiverse habitats for animal and plant life. Lots of nature reserves and national parks provide visitors with great opportunities to spot mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and insects.

Keep reading below to find out more about the wildlife you can expect to encounter on your Ecuador adventure.

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Wildlife You Can Expect to Encounter in Ecuador

Travelling through the Andes of Ecuador you stand a rare chance of spotting pudu, Andean fox, puma, jaguar, spectacled bear and mountain tapirs as well as various hummingbirds and the great Andean condor.

The mist-covered cloud forest regions of Ecuador are filled with bird species such as tanagers, hummingbirds, long-wattled umbrella birds and plate-billed toucans. There are lots of primates in the forests, including spider, squirrel and woolly monkeys.

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Mammals of Ecuador's Amazon include river dolphins, jaguars, ocelots, monkeys, sloths and anteaters. In the tributaries and Amazon River itself are catfish, stingrays, piranhas and eels. Reptiles abound and include large iguanas, colourful geckos, tortoises, lizards, the caiman and massive anacondas

The Galapagos Islands boast a wide variety of wildlife, including many unique and rare species. Here, animals, birds and reptiles have no fear of humans and can be encountered and seen close up. See our Galapagos section for more info on these incredible islands.
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