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Animals in Colombia
When discovering animals native to Colombia the best place to start is in the sky. The Condor is the national bird of many South American countries including Colombia. The
Andean Condor
Andean Condor is considered in Colombia to be the king of the sky. This amazing bird has a wing span of just over 10 feet. This makes it the largest flying bird on the planet. The next place to look for amazing animals in Colombia would be the water. The Piranha is the main character of many horror tales and movies. This is a bit over hyped because the Piranha is considered harmless to humans. Although this is true, it doesn't make them any less amazing. They are about 10 inches in length and do have noticeable razor sharp teeth. The next amazing animal native to Colombia is the Anaconda. This snake is one of the longest and heaviest snakes in the world. These massive snakes can get up to 30 feet in length and almost a foot in diameter. There amazing diet can consist of anything from fish to deer, and even have been known to eat a
jaguar
jaguar. One of the most unique animals that call Colombia its home is the
capybara
Capybara. This semi-aquatic herbivorous animal is the largest living rodent. They live in large herds and spend a majority of there time on the banks of rivers. Finally we have the
southern right whale
Southern Right Whale. This enormous sight is found on the pacific coast and can be up to 59 feet in length. This beautiful creature is a sight to behold.

Colombia is a land that can host of variety of exotic animals and plants. This enchanting land is full of rainforests, stunning mountains, and rivers that capture the imagination. This unique and various habitat gives Colombia a very wide range of animals that call Colombia home. Colombia has the second largest diverse ecosystem in the world. This country consists of the Andies, the Caribbean, the pacific coast, the Amazon, and the eastern plains. Its water contains over 3,000 species of fish. It also has the most diverse bird population in the world with almost 2,000 different species. From, wetlands to snow peaks, and raging rivers to dry plains, Colombia is a true source of wonder and amazement.


Click here for a list of endangered animals in Colombia.
Even-toed ungulates in Colombia
Little red brocket deer
Northern pudu
Red brocket
Brown brocket
Collared peccary
White-lipped peccary
White-tailed deer
Carnivores in Colombia
Short-eared dog
Giant brazilian otter
Little coati
Cougar
Common fox
Ocelot
Amazonian hog-nosed skunk
Little spotted cat
Greater grison
Margay
Tayra
Long-tailed weasel
Kinkajou
Coatimundi
South american coati
Crab-eating raccoon
Andean bear
Caribbean monk seal
Bushy-tailed olingo
Tropical weasel
Eyra cat
Gray fox
Colombian weasel
La plata otter
Bush dog
Jaguar
Dolphins, porpoises, and whales in Colombia
Amazon river dolphin
Atlantic spotted dolphin
Fraser's dolphin
Blainville's beaked whale
Pygmy killer whale
Common minke whale
Long-beaked dolphin
Ginkgo-toothed beaked whale
Rough-toothed dolphin
Lesser beaked whale
Atlantic dolphin
Estuarine dolphin
Atlantic spinner dolphin
Bats in Colombia
Pale-faced bat
Spectral bat
Velvety myotis
Talamancan yellow-shouldered bat
Wagner's mustached bat
Pale spear-nosed bat
Chestnut sac-winged bat
Tilda yellow-shouldered bat
Schmidts's big-eared bat
Handley's tailless bat
Geoffroy's tailless bat
Lesser spear-nosed bat
Brazilian free-tailed bat
Shaggy bat
Broad-toothed tailless bat
Greater spear-nosed bat
Macconnell's bat
White bat
Mexican funnel-eared bat
Wrinkle-faced bat
Guianan spear-nosed bat
Large fruit-eating bat
Hairy little fruit bat
White-lined bat
Hawaiian hoary bat
Brazilian brown bat
Andesen's fruit-eating bat
Fischer's little fruit bat
Eldorado broad-nosed bat
Argentine brown bat
Salvin's big-eyed bat
Brown fruit-eating bat
Short-headed broad-nosed bat
Tacarcuna bat
Big brown bat
Lesser bulldog bat
Little big-eyed bat
Silver fruit-eating bat
Choco broad-nosed bat
Southern yellow bat
Black bonneted bat
Greater bulldog bat
Hairy big-eyed bat
Thomas's broad-nosed bat
Big red bat
Dwarf bonneted bat
Peale's free-tailed bat
Striped hairy-nosed bat
Heller's broad-nosed bat
Big bonneted bat
Broad-eared bat
Godman's long-tailed bat
Jamaican fruit-eating bat
Buffy broad-nosed bat
Wagner's bonneted bat
Big free-tailed bat
Intermediate long-tailed bat
Great fruit-eating bat
Tiny yellow bat
Shadowy broad-nosed bat
Sanborn's bonneted bat
Mato grosso dog-faced bat
Lesser long-tailed bat
Dark fruit-eating bat
Proboscis bat
Greater broad-nosed bat
Southern long-nosed bat
Western bonneted bat
Peter's disk-winged bat
Dwarf dog-faced bat
Greater long-tailed bat
Pygmy fruit-eating bat
Greater sac-winged bat
Dark long-tongued bat
Spix's disk-winged bat
Black mastiff bat
Big-eared wooly bat
Flat-faced fruit-eating bat
Frosted sac-winged bat
Chestnut long-tongued bat
Thumbless bat
Bonda mastiff bat
Toltec fruit-eating bat
Lesser sac-winged bat
Handley's nectar bat
Commissaris's long-tongued bat
Pallas's mastiff bat
Short-eared bat
Goldman's nectar bat
Miller's long-tongued bat
Fringe-lipped bat
Miller's mastiff bat
Orange nectar bat
Pallas's long-tongued bat
Sinaloan mastiff bat
Ecuadorian sac-winged bat
Thomas's nectar bat
Tomes's sword-nosed bat
Ghost-faced bat
Marinkelle's sword-nosed bat
Orinoco sword-nosed bat
Ega long-tongued bat
Long-legged bat
Tent-maiking bat
Aratathomas's yellow0shouldered bat
Brown tent-making bat
Bidentate yellow-shouldered bat
Common vampire bat
Bedentate yellow-eared bat
Silver-tipped myotis
Bogota yellow-shouldered bat
White-winged vampire bat
Small big-eared brown bat
Brock's yellow-eared bat
Hairy-legged myotis
Hairy yellow-shouldered bat
Northern ghost bat
Melissa's yellow-eared bat
Curacao myotis
Little yellow-shouldered bat
Hairy big-eared bat
Greater ghost bat
Big crested mastiff bat
Greater dog-like bat
Striped yellow-eared bat
Black myotis
Highland yellow-shouldered bat
Little big-eared bat
Isabelle's ghost bat
Silky short-tailed bat
Visored bat
Davy's naked-backed bat
White-winged dog-like bat
Little yellow-eared bat
Montane myotis
Louis's yellow-shouldered bat
White-bellied big-eared bat
Chestnut short-tailed bat
Big naked-backed bat
Lesser dog-like bat
Great stripe-faced bat
Riparian myotis
Greater yellow-shouldered bat
Hairy-legged vampire bat
Seba's short-tailed bat
Parnell's mustached bat
American marsupials in Colombia
Water opossum
White-eared opossum
Common opossum
Lutrine opossum
Murine mouse opossum
Wood sprite gracile mouse opossum
Northern gracile mouse opossum
Robinson's mouse opossum
Brown four-eyed opossum
Long-furred woolly mouse opossum
Short-furred woolly mouse opossum
Sepia short-tailed opossum
Alston's woolly mouse opossum
Black four-eyed opossum
Pale-bellied woolly mouse opossum
Little rufous mouse opossum
Dryland mouse opossum
Western woolly opossum
Gray-bellied slender mouse opossum
Central american woolly opossum
Handley's slender mouse opossum
Andean slender mouse opossum
Delicate slender mouse opossum
Hares, pikas, and rabbits in Colombia
Forest rabbit
Eastern cottontail
Shrew opossums in Colombia
Blackish shrew opossum
Silky shrew opossum
Horses, rhinoceroses, and tapirs in Colombia
Baird's tapir
Andean tapir
Brazilian tapir
Primates in Colombia
Mottle-face tamarin
Colombian night monkey
Common squirrel monkey
Ma's night monkey
Douroucouli
Night monkey
Black-mantled tamarin
White-fronted capuchin
Red howler monkey
Golden-mantled howling monkey
Geoffroy's monk saki
White-faced capuchin
Long-haired spider monkey
Silvery-brown bare-face tamarin
Cotton-headed tamarin
Bald uakari
Black uacari
Goeldi's marmoset
Geoffroy's tamarin
Rodents in Colombia
Arboreal soft-furred spiny rat
Brazilian guinea pig
Dusky rice rat
Yellow-crowned brush-tailed rat
Short-tailed cane mouse
Speckled tree rat
Guinea pig
Spiny tree rat
Brown cane mouse
Stump-tailed porcupine
Highland small rice rat
Mexican harvest mouse
Bristly mouse
Forest small rice rat
South american water rat
Central american dwarf squirrel
Chibchan water mouse
Montane fish-eating rat
Golden oldfield mouse
Amazon dwarf squirrel
Colombian forest mouse
Cauca climbing mouse
Silky oldfield mouse
Western dwarf squirrel
Coues's climbing mouse
Ashy-bellied oldfield mouse
Santander dwarf squirrel
Buff-bellied climbing mouse
Woodland oldfield mouse
Broad-footed climbing mouse
Butcher
Venezuelan climbing mouse
Unicolored oldfield mouse
Bicolored arboreal rice rat
Snow-footed oldfield mouse
Unicolored arboreal rice rat
Yellow arboreal rice rat
Huallaga spiny rat
Arboreal rice rat
Bicolor-spined porcupine
Colombian spiny rat
Trinidad arboreal rice rat
White-tailed olalla rat
Cayenne spiny rat
Greedy olalla rat
Amazon bamboo rat
Boyaca spiny rat
Destructive pygmy rice rat
Central american agouti
Red-tailed squirrel
Gorgona spiny rat
Fulvous pygmy rice rat
Black agouti
Northern amazon red squirrel
Hendee's spiny rat
Grayish pygmy rice rat
Andean squirrel
Magdalena spiny rat
Thaeler's pocket gopher
Mira climbing rat
Southern amazon red squirrel
Minca spiny rat
Tomes's rice rat
O'connell's spiny rat
Narrow-footed bristly mouse
Trinidad spiny pocket mouse
Alfaro's rice rat
Green acouchi
Alston's cotton rat
Gray-footed spiny rat
Armored spiny rat
Southern spiny pocket mouse
Bolivar rice rat
Red acouchi
Hispid cotton rat
Napo spiny rat
Desmarest's spiny pocket mouse
Coues's rice rat
Hummelinck's vesper mouse
Alfaro's rice water rat
Dusky montane mouse
Tome's spiny rat
Macconnell's rice rat
Gorgas's rice rat
Spotted paca
Simon's spiny rat
Talamancan rice rat
Marsh rat
Colombian rice rat
Mountain paca
Armored rat
Colombian grass mouse
Capybara
Rufous tree rat
Pacarana
Brown hairy dwarf porcupine
Bogota grass mouse
Crab-eating rat
Red crested tree rat
Northern grass mouse
Dugongs, manatees, and sea cows in Colombia
Amazonian manatee
American manatee
Edentates in Colombia
Giant armadillo
Greater long-nosed armadillo
Northern naked-tailed armadillo
Common long-nosed armadillo
Cabasu
Llanos long-nosed armadillo
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