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
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
. One of the most unique animals that call Colombia its home is the 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
. 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.