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Animals in Paraguay
Paraguay is located in South America near the Paraguay River. This country is home to grassy plains and wooded forests. In the eastern portion of the country, there are numerous low, marshy plains. Paraguay is home to many species of animals, some that are unique to this Southern America country.

There are many different species of animals in Paraguay. They include the
Pampas deer
pampas deer,
marsh deer
marsh deer, water opossum, and many types of armadillos.
wild boar
Wild boars also roam the forested areas of Paraguay. The many rivers located in Paraguay are home to freshwater fish, such as the Redflank Bloodfin. The Redflank Bloodfin is a fish that is unique to Paraguay. It is a tetra fish that grows to a length of two inches and lives an average of four years. The rivers and swampy areas of Paraguay are home to
jaguar
jaguars. These animals are solitary creatures that hunt deer, fox, tapirs, armadillos, and anacondas.

If a person is travelling to Paraguay, he or she can expect to see many multicolored birds. These species of birds include toucans, parrots, parakeets, and herons. This country has an ideal variety of habits for these birds to survive. The city of Asuncion is located by the Paraguay River and borders other climates of the area, such as the humid forests and the palm groves. Because of the variety of climates in Asuncion, there have been over 300 varieties of birds identified in Asuncion, Paraguay.

One unique bird in Paraguay is the Black- Footed Seriema bird. This bird lives in the open plains of Paraguay and can get to be 31 inches long. This bird is unique because when faced with danger, it will run away rather than fly. The Black- Footed Seriema bird is related to a type of pterodactyl that grew to ten feet tall.

The South American city of Paraguay is home to many different habitats, such as rivers, grassy plains, and forests. Due to the varied habitats, there are many species of animals that make their homes in Paraguay. Some of these animals are native only to Paraguay while others are also native to other countries.


Click here for a list of endangered animals in Paraguay.
Even-toed ungulates in Paraguay
Marsh deer
Chacoan peccary
Red brocket
Guanaco
Brazilian dwarf brocket
Pampas deer
Collared peccary
White-lipped peccary
Carnivores in Paraguay
Azara's fox
Humboldt's hog-nosed skunk
Giant brazilian otter
Cougar
Bush dog
Eyra cat
Common fox
Chilean pampa cat
Geoffroy's cat
Lesser grison
Maned wolf
South american coati
Crab-eating raccoon
Jaguar
Ocelot
Margay
La plata otter
Bats in Paraguay
Pallas's mastiff bat
Common vampire bat
Fringed fruit-eating bat
Big crested mastiff bat
Jamaican fruit-eating bat
Great fruit-eating bat
Brown mastiff bat
Flat-faced fruit-eating bat
Silver-tipped myotis
Brazilian brown bat
Black myotis
Diminutive serotine
Riparian myotis
Argentine brown bat
Ipanema bat
Red myotis
Big brown bat
Dwarf bonneted bat
Velvety myotis
Big bonneted bat
Lesser bulldog bat
Wagner's bonneted bat
Greater bulldog bat
Western bonneted bat
Peale's free-tailed bat
Little yellow-shouldered bat
Broad-eared bat
Brazilian free-tailed bat
Big free-tailed bat
Pallas's long-tongued bat
Seba's short-tailed bat
Tropical big-eared brown bat
Greater round-eared bat
Little yellow-eared bat
Big-eared wooly bat
Hawaiian hoary bat
Southern yellow bat
Lesser dog-like bat
Pale spear-nosed bat
Greater spear-nosed bat
Long-legged bat
White-lined bat
Dwarf dog-faced bat
Little big-eared bat
Black mastiff bat
American marsupials in Paraguay
Shrewish short-tailed opossum
Western woolly opossum
Agile gracile mouse opossum
Long-tailed fat-tailed opossum
Water opossum
White-eared opossum
Big-eared opossum
Common opossum
Lutrine opossum
Brown four-eyed opossum
Long-furred woolly mouse opossum
Gray short-tailed opossum
Gray four-eyed opossum
Small fat-tailed opossum
Hares, pikas, and rabbits in Paraguay
Forest rabbit
Horses, rhinoceroses, and tapirs in Paraguay
Brazilian tapir
Primates in Paraguay
Black howler monkey
Rodents in Paraguay
Long-tailed spiny rat
Chacoan mara
Nutria
Brazilian false rice rat
Hairy-tailed bolo mouse
Swamp rat
Crafty vesper mouse
Guianan squirrel
Large vesper mouse
Small vesper mouse
Paraguay hairy dwarf porcupine
Drylands vesper mouse
Guiara
Mamore arboreal rice rat
Punare
Chacoan pygmy rice rat
Gray leaf-eared mouse
Brazilian guinea pig
Small-eared pygmy rice rat
Black-footed pygmy rice rat
Chaco marsh rat
Capybara
Paraguayan rice rat
Intermediate rice rat
Atlantic bamboo rat
Elegant rice rat
Plains viscacha
Rat-headed rice rat
Terraced rice rat
Brazilian porcupine
Spy hocicudo
Bolivian tuco-tuco
Conover's tuco-tuco
Chacoan tuco-tuco
Spotted paca
Central american agouti
Azara's grass mouse
Azara's agouti
Cursor grass mouse
Blackish grass mouse
Chaco grass mouse
Pearson's chaco mouse
Edentates in Paraguay
Chacoan naked-tailed armadillo
Greater naked-tailed armadillo
Six-banded armadillo
Southern three-banded armadillo
Screaming hairy armadillo
Large hairy armadillo
Burmeister's armadillo
Southern long-nosed armadillo
Common long-nosed armadillo
Giant armadillo
Brazilian lesser long-nosed armadillo
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