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Animals in Guyana
Guyana is the only English speaking country located in the north-eastern part of South America, next to Suriname, Brazil and Venezuela. Most of the country is untouched and contains beautiful lush rain forest, where millions of animals have their natural habitats.

The most unique and beautiful animal in Guyana is known as a Toucan. Toucan's are birds similar to parrots in that they can be very noisy birds. They are very important to the rainforest because they help to disperse seeds from the berries that they eat. There are forty different kinds of Toucans that live in the rain forest but they all have bright beautiful colors that make up their coat and large bills that are very sharp, with saw-like edges.

Some of the other animals that are unique to Guyana fall into the reptile, amphibian, insect and freshwater fish categories. Some of these animals living in Guyana are: Dipsas pakaraima; a snail-eating snake, Atractus tamessari; a ground snake; Echinosaura sulcarostrum; a spectacled lizard, the Golden Rocket Frog, a cichlid Mazarunia, Glowlight Tetra, and Scopocira carinata; a jumping spider.

Many of these animals natural habit is in the lush rain forest that makes up 80% of the country; which has been untouched, save for some bauxite and logging activity. The rain forest is warm and moist and helps to provide rain water for the rest of the world due to all of the trees. The animals that are native to Guyana help to ensure that food processes, and pollination continue in the rain forest.


Click here for a list of endangered animals in Guyana.
Even-toed ungulates in Guyana
Collared peccary
White-lipped peccary
White-tailed deer
Red brocket
Brown brocket
Carnivores in Guyana
Greater grison
Tayra
Long-tailed weasel
Jaguar
Kinkajou
Bush dog
South american coati
Beddard's olingo
Crab-eating raccoon
Eyra cat
Common fox
Ocelot
Little spotted cat
Margay
Giant brazilian otter
Cougar
La plata otter
Amazonian hog-nosed skunk
Dolphins, porpoises, and whales in Guyana
Estuarine dolphin
Pygmy killer whale
Amazon river dolphin
Fraser's dolphin
Atlantic spinner dolphin
Long-beaked dolphin
Rough-toothed dolphin
Blainville's beaked whale
Bats in Guyana
Little big-eared bat
Argentine brown bat
Silver fruit-eating bat
White-bellied big-eared bat
Dwarf bonneted bat
Jamaican fruit-eating bat
Great fruit-eating bat
Wagner's bonneted bat
Pygmy fruit-eating bat
Golden bat
Fringe-lipped bat
Sanborn's bonneted bat
Greater dog-like bat
Striped hairy-nosed bat
Guianan bonneted bat
White-winged dog-like bat
Tent-maiking bat
Western bonneted bat
Pale-faced bat
Brown tent-making bat
Thumbless bat
Pale spear-nosed bat
Mato grosso dog-faced bat
Bedentate yellow-eared bat
Miller's long-tongued bat
Chestnut short-tailed bat
Lesser spear-nosed bat
Brock's yellow-eared bat
Pallas's long-tongued bat
Seba's short-tailed bat
Greater spear-nosed bat
Black mastiff bat
Great stripe-faced bat
Short-headed broad-nosed bat
Pallas's mastiff bat
Spectral bat
Heller's broad-nosed bat
Miller's mastiff bat
Shaggy bat
Sinaloan mastiff bat
Little big-eyed bat
Hairy big-eyed bat
Silver-tipped myotis
Black myotis
Southern yellow bat
Godman's long-tailed bat
Riparian myotis
Lesser long-tailed bat
Big crested mastiff bat
Mexican funnel-eared bat
Davy's naked-backed bat
Short-eared bat
Big naked-backed bat
Dark long-tongued bat
Parnell's mustached bat
Lesser bulldog bat
Chestnut long-tongued bat
Wagner's mustached bat
Greater bulldog bat
Thomas's nectar bat
Peale's free-tailed bat
Tomes's sword-nosed bat
Dwarf little fruit bat
Broad-eared bat
Little yellow-shouldered bat
Big free-tailed bat
Highland yellow-shouldered bat
Long-legged bat
White-winged vampire bat
Chestnut sac-winged bat
Tilda yellow-shouldered bat
Northern ghost bat
Little white-shouldered bat
Proboscis bat
Greater ghost bat
Greater sac-winged bat
Peter's disk-winged bat
Isabelle's ghost bat
Geoffroy's tailless bat
Frosted sac-winged bat
Spix's disk-winged bat
Macconnell's bat
Lesser ghost bat
Large fruit-eating bat
Lesser sac-winged bat
Hairy big-eared bat
Brazilian brown bat
Gervais's fruit-eating bat
American marsupials in Guyana
Bare-tailed woolly opossum
Water opossum
White-eared opossum
Common opossum
Lutrine opossum
Murine mouse opossum
Brown four-eyed opossum
Long-furred woolly mouse opossum
Delicate slender mouse opossum
Hares, pikas, and rabbits in Guyana
Forest rabbit
Horses, rhinoceroses, and tapirs in Guyana
Brazilian tapir
Primates in Guyana
Black spider monkey
Brown capuchin
Wedge-capped capuchin
Golden-handed tamarin
Common squirrel monkey
Golden-faced saki
Rodents in Guyana
Guianan squirrel
Trinidad arboreal rice rat
Yellow-throated squirrel
Fulvous pygmy rice rat
Alston's cotton rat
Yungas rice rat
Brazilian guinea pig
Guinea pig
Short-tailed cane mouse
Marsh rat
Roraima mouse
Capybara
Green acouchi
Cayenne spiny rat
Red acouchi
Cuvier's spiny rat
Guyanan spiny rat
Warren's spiny rat
Brazilian porcupine
Guiana bristly mouse
Bristly mouse
Venezuelan fish-eating rat
Black agouti
Brazilian agouti
White-footed climbing mouse
Spotted paca
Splendid climbing mouse
Bicolored arboreal rice rat
Armored spiny rat
Brazilian arboreal rice rat
King arboreal rice rat
Spiny tree rat
Robert's arboreal rice rat
Red arboreal rice rat
Dugongs, manatees, and sea cows in Guyana
American manatee
Edentates in Guyana
Cabasu
Giant armadillo
Greater long-nosed armadillo
Common long-nosed armadillo
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