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Animals in Chile
The beautiful country of Chile is home to a variety of animals. Each species has adapted to each of the country's three main habitats consisting of the Andes Mountains, low coastal mountains, and the broad, fertile central valley. These terrains provide the perfect balance of rainfall, soil, and vegetation the animals need to survive.

One of the animals found in Chile is the alpaca. Alpacas are similar to small llamas. These animals can be found grazing high on the Andes mountains. They are bred for their fur, which is used to make scarves, ponchos, hats and other items.

Chile is also home to a wide variety of rodents, such as the Viscacha, the
chinchilla
Chinchilla, which is sought after for its fur, and the Degu. The Degu, also known as the brush-tailed rat or common degu is unique to the habitat of central Chile. The
monito del monte
Monito del Monte which translates to "little mountain monkey" in Spanish is a small marsupial that lives in the Chilean bamboos of the rain forests of the southern Andes.

There are many other animals that can be found in Chile, such as the flamingo, the
guanaco
guanaco, which is a 4 foot tall camelid, the pudu, and the puma. The sea creatures of Chile include, the whale, the penguin, the sea lion and the seal. These are only a few of the many animals that call Chile home. With such a diverse terrain that can support a wide variety of plants and animals, it is no wonder so many animals can be found there.


Click here for a list of endangered animals in Chile.
Even-toed ungulates in Chile
Guanaco
Chilean pudu
Vicugna
North andean deer
Chilean guemal
Carnivores in Chile
Marine otter
Huillin
South american fur seal
Argentine gray fox
Antarctic fur seal
Cougar
Andean fox
Juan fernández fur seal
Molina's hog-nosed skunk
Humboldt's hog-nosed skunk
Lesser grison
Patagonian weasel
South american coati
Chilean pampa cat
Geoffroy's cat
Chilean cat
Andean cat
Dolphins, porpoises, and whales in Chile
Black porpoise
Dusky dolphin
Southern right whale dolphin
Atlantic dolphin
False killer whale
Bunch
Blainville's beaked whale
Ginkgo-toothed beaked whale
Gray's beaked whale
Hector's beaked whale
Layard's beaked whale
Southern right whale
Common minke whale
Long-beaked dolphin
Coalfish whale
Bryde's whale
Shepherd's beaked whale
Blue whale
Bottle-nosed dolphin
Arnoux's beaked whale
Pygmy right whale
Cuvier's beaked whale
Long-finned pilot whale
Commerson's dolphin
Grey dolphin
Black dolphin
Flatheaded bottlenose whale
Pygmy sperm whale
Killer whale
Blackchin dolphin
Hourglass dolphin
Bats in Chile
Hawaiian hoary bat
Smokey bat
Common vampire bat
Western bonneted bat
Brazilian free-tailed bat
Kalinowski's mastiff bat
Silver-tipped myotis
Atacama myotis
Chilean myotis
Big-eared brown bat
Small big-eared brown bat
American marsupials in Chile
Elegant fat-tailed opossum
Monito del monte in Chile
Monito del monte
Shrew opossums in Chile
Chilean shrew opossum
Rodents in Chile
Magellanic tuco-tuco
Markham's grass mouse
Darwin's leaf-eared mouse
Maule tuco-tuco
Olive grass mouse
Sanborn's grass mouse
Master leaf-eared mouse
Highland tuco-tuco
Yellow-nosed grass mouse
Osgood's leaf-eared mouse
Yellow-rumped leaf-eared mouse
Andean mouse
Polynesian rat
Morgan's gerbil mouse
Bolivian big-eared mouse
Bunny rat
Andean gerbil mouse
Southern big-eared mouse
Highland gerbil mouse
Andean big-eared mouse
Coruro
Southern mountain cavy
Andean mountain cavy
Patagonian chincilla mouse
Biting chincilla mouse
Nutria
Peterson's chincilla mouse
Common yellow-toothed cavy
Andean vesper mouse
Gerlepp's mouse
Long-clawed mole mouse
Montane guinea pig
Andean swamp rat
Bridges's degu
Degu
Moon-toothed degu
Mountain degu
Long-tailed pygmy rice rat
Andean long-clawed mouse
Magellanic pygmy rice rat
Large long-clawed mouse
Chilean rock rat
Chilean climbing mouse
Short-tailed chinchilla
White-bellied grass mouse
Chinchilla
Bolivian grass mouse
Altiplano chincilla mouse
Hershkovitz's grass mouse
Southern viscacha
Andean altiplano mouse
Woolly grass mouse
Ashy chinchilla rat
Wolffsohn's viscacha
Tawny tuco-tuco
Long-haired grass mouse
Edentates in Chile
Pichi
Andean hairy armadillo
Screaming hairy armadillo
Large hairy armadillo
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