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Animals in Venezuela
There is a large variety of animals in Venezuela. It is extremely biodiverse, being home to more than 1400 species of birds, over 300 kinds of mammals, and nearly a thousand different fish. Most are familiar with animals such as anacondas, boas, piranhas,
Stingray
stingrays,
Electric eel
electric eels, river otters, foxes, and porcupines. All these can be found within the boundaries of Venezuela, and some could likely be seen near your own home.

Some animals you may be less familiar with are the
capybara
capybara, river dolphins, spectacled caimans,
ocelot
ocelots, peccaries, tapirs, and tamanduas. The capybara is the largest rodent in the world and resides primarily in the eastern countries of South America. Ocelots are a beautiful feline, similar to the leopard or
jaguar
jaguar but much smaller in size. Peccaries and tapirs are snouted animals that resemble hogs. These animals can be found in their natural habitats within Venezuela.

Venezuela is able to cater to such a large variety of animals because there are so many varying habitats. Venezuela has the mild, windy Andes mountains in the west. The Amazon Basin and its rich rainforest lies to the south. The llanos plains is a woodland and grassland area in central Venezuela. On the Caribbean coast, mountains and shrubland can be found. To the east there is the fertile Orinoco River Delta. These areas each offer a unique ecosystem that allows the animals therein to flourish. They make an especially ideal home for these animals which can be found nowhere in the world but Venezuela: Rusty-flanked Crake, Fiery Squirrel, Zulia Toad-headed Turtle, and the Saberfin Killie.

Life is teeming in every region of the country. From the coastal grasslands to the peaks of the Andes Mountains, a different animal waits at every turn. With so many animal species being found within its borders, Venezuela is a truely unique and beautiful country.


Click here for a list of endangered animals in Venezuela.
Even-toed ungulates in Venezuela
Little red brocket deer
Collared peccary
White-lipped peccary
White-tailed deer
Red brocket
Brown brocket
Carnivores in Venezuela
La plata otter
Eyra cat
Amazonian hog-nosed skunk
Greater grison
Andean bear
Tayra
Long-tailed weasel
Allen's olingo
Gray fox
Kinkajou
South american coati
Crab-eating raccoon
Bush dog
Beddard's olingo
Ocelot
Little spotted cat
Margay
Giant brazilian otter
Cougar
Jaguar
Common fox
Little coati
Dolphins, porpoises, and whales in Venezuela
Pacific pilot whale
Bottle-nosed dolphin
Bunch
Estuarine dolphin
Amazon river dolphin
Blainville's beaked whale
Pygmy sperm whale
Atlantic spinner dolphin
Fraser's dolphin
Cuvier's beaked whale
Atlantic spotted dolphin
False killer whale
Long-beaked dolphin
Rough-toothed dolphin
Pygmy killer whale
Bats in Venezuela
Proboscis bat
Bonda mastiff bat
Orinoco sword-nosed bat
Thumbless bat
Pale spear-nosed bat
Chestnut sac-winged bat
Mexican funnel-eared bat
Sanborn's bonneted bat
Greater sac-winged bat
Lesser spear-nosed bat
Salvin's big-eyed bat
Handley's tailless bat
Geoffroy's tailless bat
Peter's disk-winged bat
Frosted sac-winged bat
Pallas's mastiff bat
Long-legged bat
Miller's long-tongued bat
Greater spear-nosed bat
Little big-eyed bat
Broad-toothed tailless bat
Spix's disk-winged bat
Lesser sac-winged bat
Miller's mastiff bat
Pallas's long-tongued bat
Eldorado broad-nosed bat
Hairy big-eyed bat
Sinaloan mastiff bat
Short-headed broad-nosed bat
Large fruit-eating bat
Heller's broad-nosed bat
Godman's long-tailed bat
Gervais's fruit-eating bat
Shadowy broad-nosed bat
Lesser long-tailed bat
Brown fruit-eating bat
Fringe-lipped bat
Greater broad-nosed bat
Lesser bulldog bat
Small big-eared brown bat
Greater bulldog bat
Ega long-tongued bat
Peale's free-tailed bat
Jamaican fruit-eating bat
Broad-eared bat
Great fruit-eating bat
Big free-tailed bat
Dark fruit-eating bat
Tent-maiking bat
Pygmy fruit-eating bat
Brown tent-making bat
Flat-faced fruit-eating bat
Bedentate yellow-eared bat
Macconnell's bat
Little yellow-eared bat
Visored bat
Common vampire bat
Great stripe-faced bat
Big crested mastiff bat
White-winged vampire bat
Spectral bat
Brown mastiff bat
Greater ghost bat
Hairy big-eared bat
Isabelle's ghost bat
Little big-eared bat
Hawaiian hoary bat
Davy's naked-backed bat
Lesser ghost bat
White-bellied big-eared bat
Southern yellow bat
Big naked-backed bat
Aratathomas's yellow0shouldered bat
Parnell's mustached bat
Ghost-faced bat
Hairy-legged vampire bat
Bidentate yellow-shouldered bat
Schmidts's big-eared bat
Wagner's mustached bat
Bogota yellow-shouldered bat
Chestnut short-tailed bat
Hairy yellow-shouldered bat
Striped hairy-nosed bat
Southern long-nosed bat
Silver-tipped myotis
Brazilian brown bat
Seba's short-tailed bat
Little yellow-shouldered bat
Dark long-tongued bat
Dwarf little fruit bat
Hairy-legged myotis
Diminutive serotine
Highland yellow-shouldered bat
Chestnut long-tongued bat
Curacao myotis
Argentine brown bat
Tilda yellow-shouldered bat
Mato grosso dog-faced bat
Orange nectar bat
Greater dog-like bat
Black myotis
Big brown bat
Shaggy bat
Brazilian free-tailed bat
Rufous dog-faced bat
Thomas's nectar bat
White-winged dog-like bat
Montane myotis
Dwarf bonneted bat
Wrinkle-faced bat
Tomes's sword-nosed bat
Western bonneted bat
Lesser dog-like bat
Riparian myotis
Big bonneted bat
Tiny yellow bat
Dwarf dog-faced bat
Fernandez's sword-nosed bat
Pale-faced bat
Wagner's bonneted bat
Little white-shouldered bat
American marsupials in Venezuela
Lutrine opossum
Dryland mouse opossum
Wood sprite gracile mouse opossum
Water opossum
Tyler's mouse opossum
Northern gracile mouse opossum
Slim-faced slender mouse opossum
Gray-bellied slender mouse opossum
Andean slender mouse opossum
Delicate slender mouse opossum
Murine mouse opossum
Western woolly opossum
Robinson's mouse opossum
Bare-tailed woolly opossum
Brown four-eyed opossum
Long-furred woolly mouse opossum
Red-legged short-tailed opossum
Black four-eyed opossum
White-eared opossum
Common opossum
Hares, pikas, and rabbits in Venezuela
Forest rabbit
Eastern cottontail
Shrew opossums in Venezuela
Silky shrew opossum
Horses, rhinoceroses, and tapirs in Venezuela
Brazilian tapir
Primates in Venezuela
Common squirrel monkey
Douroucouli
Golden-faced saki
Long-haired spider monkey
Black spider monkey
Black uacari
Brown capuchin
White-fronted capuchin
Red howler monkey
Wedge-capped capuchin
Golden-handed tamarin
Rodents in Venezuela
Colombian forest mouse
Butcher
Dressy oldfield mouse
Guiana bristly mouse
Bristly mouse
Armored spiny rat
Trinidad water rat
Guianan squirrel
South american water rat
Fiery squirrel
Musso's fish-eating rat
Yellow-throated squirrel
Venezuelan fish-eating rat
Brazilian porcupine
Red-tailed squirrel
Trinidad spiny pocket mouse
Central american agouti
Northern amazon red squirrel
Black agouti
Marsh rat
Venezuelan spiny rat
Orinoco agouti
Alston's cotton rat
Capybara
Colombian spiny rat
Brazilian agouti
Hispid cotton rat
Crab-eating rat
Cayenne spiny rat
Alfaro's rice water rat
Dusky rice rat
Pittier's crab-eating rat
Guaira spiny rat
Bicolored arboreal rice rat
Unicolored arboreal rice rat
Spiny tree rat
Guyanan spiny rat
Yellow arboreal rice rat
Yellow-crowned brush-tailed rat
Gray-footed spiny rat
Brazilian arboreal rice rat
Napo spiny rat
King arboreal rice rat
Brown hairy dwarf porcupine
Sucre spiny rat
Robert's arboreal rice rat
Narrow-footed bristly mouse
Red arboreal rice rat
Arboreal rice rat
Short-tailed cane mouse
Trinidad arboreal rice rat
Greedy olalla rat
Pacarana
Hummelinck's vesper mouse
Fulvous pygmy rice rat
Grayish pygmy rice rat
Green acouchi
Speckled tree rat
Forest small rice rat
Macconnell's rice rat
Red acouchi
Talamancan rice rat
Yungas rice rat
Brazilian guinea pig
Olive montane mouse
Macconnell's climbing mouse
Coues's climbing mouse
Guinea pig
Spotted paca
Splendid climbing mouse
Buff-bellied climbing mouse
Mountain paca
Venezuelan climbing mouse
Charming climbing mouse
Bogota grass mouse
Wetzel's climbing mouse
Northern grass mouse
Golden oldfield mouse
Chibchan water mouse
Woodland oldfield mouse
Dugongs, manatees, and sea cows in Venezuela
American manatee
Edentates in Venezuela
Giant armadillo
Greater long-nosed armadillo
Common long-nosed armadillo
Llanos long-nosed armadillo
Northern naked-tailed armadillo
Cabasu
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