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Animals in Guatemala
Guatemala is a country in South America where the climate is tropical, meaning it is lush with plenty of water and high heat temperatures. This type of environment is a rich environment for many species of reptiles, mammals, fish and the like. The habitats found in Guatemala are plentiful and rich. The animals that have become extinct or endangered have done so because of hunting or habitat destruction, not because of the lack of resources in the natural environment.

Animals found in Guatemala include the intriguing Howler monkeys. Howler monkeys typically live in troops that contain from four to eight monkeys. They have their own territory within which they will all live and feed together. Howler monkeys eat fruits, leaves and flowers. The name comes from the booming howling voice used by males to defend their territory. Birds such as the bright and colorful Toucans and the exotically beautiful Quetzal are also found in Guatemala. The Quetzal is an endangered species due to habitat destruction in recent years. Another common animal found in Guatemala is the Tarantula. Unlike other spiders, the tarantula does not spin a web but hunts its prey upon the ground.

Some animals that are unique to Guatemala only are:

'Big Deer Mouse
'Jewel Scarab Beetles
'Guatemalan Redrumped Tarantula
'Guatemalan Black Iguana

Guatemala is well known for its tropical climate and heavy population of snakes, reptiles, bird and mammals. A less appreciated dense population of mosquitoes, flies and chiggers exists there as well. Crocodiles perform their magic camouflage tricks in the swamps and rivers while the Owl's Eye Butterfly performs feats of mimicry that protect it from various predators'especially those afraid of owls. This tropical country has many more species of various animals to enjoy, preserve and protect.


Click here for a list of endangered animals in Guatemala.
Even-toed ungulates in Guatemala
Red brocket
Collared peccary
White-lipped peccary
White-tailed deer
Carnivores in Guatemala
Gray fox
Eyra cat
Central american cacomistle
American jackal
Hooded skunk
Eastern spotted skunk
Common hog-nosed skunk
Greater grison
Tayra
Ocelot
Cougar
Long-tailed weasel
Margay
Kinkajou
Coatimundi
Northern raccoon
La plata otter
Jaguar
Dolphins, porpoises, and whales in Guatemala
Pygmy killer whale
Pacific pilot whale
Pygmy sperm whale
Fraser's dolphin
Killer whale
Atlantic spinner dolphin
Atlantic dolphin
Long-beaked dolphin
Rough-toothed dolphin
Blainville's beaked whale
Lesser beaked whale
Melon-headed whale
Bats in Guatemala
Dwarf bonneted bat
Jamaican fruit-eating bat
Striped hairy-nosed bat
Wagner's bonneted bat
Great fruit-eating bat
Pygmy fruit-eating bat
Black mastiff bat
Toltec fruit-eating bat
Pallas's mastiff bat
Tent-maiking bat
Commissaris's long-tongued bat
Sinaloan mastiff bat
Little yellow-eared bat
Gray long-tongued bat
Thomas's sac-winged bat
Ghost-faced bat
Great stripe-faced bat
Pallas's long-tongued bat
Gray sac-winged bat
Silver-tipped myotis
Spectral bat
Greater dog-like bat
Southwestern myotis
Lesser dog-like bat
California myotis
Pale-faced bat
Guatemalan myotis
Pale spear-nosed bat
Elegant myotis
Underwood's long-tongued bat
Silky short-tailed bat
Greater spear-nosed bat
Cinnamon myotis
Seba's short-tailed bat
Eastern pipistrelle
Hairy-legged myotis
Gray short-tailed bat
Heller's broad-nosed bat
Mexican funnel-eared bat
Hawaiian hoary bat
Wrinkle-faced bat
Big crested mastiff bat
Salvin's big-eyed bat
Big naked-backed bat
Lesser bulldog bat
Southern yellow bat
Parnell's mustached bat
Greater bulldog bat
Northern yellow bat
Godman's long-tailed bat
Wagner's mustached bat
Broad-eared bat
Mexican long-tongued bat
Big-eared wooly bat
Southern long-nosed bat
Dark long-tongued bat
Common vampire bat
Tomes's sword-nosed bat
White-winged vampire bat
Little yellow-shouldered bat
Northern ghost bat
Black-winged little yellow bat
Highland yellow-shouldered bat
Long-legged bat
Hairy-legged vampire bat
Proboscis bat
Brazilian free-tailed bat
Waterhouse's leaf-nosed bat
Brazilian brown bat
Geoffroy's tailless bat
Greater sac-winged bat
Argentine brown bat
Aztec fruit-eating bat
Lesser sac-winged bat
Spix's disk-winged bat
Big brown bat
Schmidts's big-eared bat
Black bonneted bat
American marsupials in Guatemala
Central american woolly opossum
Common opossum
Mexican mouse opossum
Water opossum
Alston's woolly mouse opossum
Hares, pikas, and rabbits in Guatemala
Forest rabbit
Eastern cottontail
Horses, rhinoceroses, and tapirs in Guatemala
Baird's tapir
Primates in Guatemala
Black-handed spider monkey
Golden-mantled howling monkey
Guatemalan black howler monkey
Rodents in Guatemala
Red-bellied squirrel
Aztec mouse
Guatemalan vole
Variegated squirrel
Big deer mouse
Yucatan squirrel
Guatemalan deer mouse
Peters's climbing rat
Alston's brown mouse
Naked-eared deer mouse
Hispid cotton rat
Nimble-footed mouse
Southern pygmy mouse
Maya mouse
Mexican deer mouse
Crested-tailed deer mouse
Stirton's deer mouse
Desmarest's spiny pocket mouse
Gaumer's spiny pocket mouse
Goldman's spiny pocket mouse
Mexican woodrat
Vesper rat
Fulvous pygmy rice rat
Fulvous harvest mouse
Central american agouti
Slender harvest mouse
Hispid pocket gopher
Mexican hairy dwarf porcupine
Mexican harvest mouse
Alfaro's rice rat
Painted spiny pocket mouse
Small-toothed harvest mouse
Sumichrast's harvest mouse
Coues's rice rat
Salvin's spiny pocket mouse
Narrow-nosed harvest mouse
Striped rice rat
Thomas's water mouse
Long-nosed rice rat
Spotted paca
Cloud forest rice rat
Giant pocket gopher
Hatt's vesper rat
Big-eared climbing rat
Deppe's squirrel
Dugongs, manatees, and sea cows in Guatemala
American manatee
Edentates in Guatemala
Northern naked-tailed armadillo
Common long-nosed armadillo
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