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Animals in Suriname
The Republic of Suriname is situated in Northern South America bordered by Guyana, French Guiana, Brazil and the North Atlantic Ocean. The geography of Suriname includes terrains with rolling hills, a narrow coastal plain with swamps with rivers including Marowijne, Suriname, Corantijin, and Coppename. The climate is tropical with alternate spells of the dry and rains.

The flora and fauna scope of Suriname is rather diverse because it is largely covered with tropical rainforest. Resting in the upper Coppename River watershed the Central Suriname nature reserve is a UNESCO world heritage site, and is cited to be rather unique and precious with regards to its unspoiled bio diversity. Suriname has a lot of national parks, the total area of which comes under the 12.6 % of the nation's land area being national parks and lakes, as stated by UNEP World Conservation Monitoring site.

The animals that are found in the region include
giant armadillo
giant armadillo,
capybara
capybara, anteater,
wild boar
wild boar, spider monkey, howler monkey, tapir,
ocelot
ocelot which is also known to be tiger cat and
jaguar
jaguar. The aviary diversity is immense as well ' a whopping seven hundred hitherto un-interfered with biodiversity. The bird species include toucan, hummingbird, macaw, humming bird, Ibis to name a few. The Galibi Nature is among the few successful nesting places in reserve, for sea turtles.

However certain species of animals have been declared endangered or vulnerable. The endangered species of Suriname include Fin whale, giant armadillo, sea whale and the giant otter. The vulnerable species include bush dog, Carriker's round-eared rabbit, Giant anteater, Guianan bonneted bat, Schultz's round eared bat, and sperm whale.

The biological diversity of Suriname can largely be attributed to the fact that it is comprised hugely of rain forests which are ideal for preservation and proliferation of bio diversity since the impenetrability of forests to an extent has ensured that these places remained biologically pure in sense of diversity. Estimates say that there might be millions of plant, insect and micro organism species that are hitherto undiscovered. This adds to give only a picture of Suriname and the reason for such a converging biodiversity.


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