Uruguay is a very distinct country, it offers a warmer climate year round, as it is located in South America, and offers warmer temparate zones, yet, still gets cool days during the winter seasons. The country offers very mountanous regions, along with flat lands, beaches, and more amazon like rainforest areas. For this reason, visitors to the country can expect to find a wide variety of animals, ranging from those found in sub tropic climates, to those which are distinct and unique to the country itself. There are several species which are found only in Uruguay, and which have adapted to the changing climates, and regions which the country offers.
Some animals which can be found in the country include: even-toed ungulates in Uruguay (which are native to the country), the south american seal, jaguars
, cougars, crab eatting racoons, black porpoises, killer whales
, dolphins, azara's fox, common fox, pygmy sperm whales
, bats in Uruguay (which are native to the country as well), marsupials (which are native only in Uruguay), and several other species of bats.
There are many other animals which can be found in the country, but, as noted, there are several different species of animals, ranging from mammals, to marine life, to those distinct animals which can only be found in the country, or in South America. With such a wide range of climate zones, tropical and non-tropical regions, rain forrests, and flat terrain regions, the country has many distinct animals to offer to the natives, as well as to tourists, who are looking to see animals which are native to the country.
Depending on whether the animals live only in the wild, or whether they are kept at zoos (or in captivity), there are thousands of different species of animals you can expect to see when you visit Uruguay. And, there are hundreds which have yet to be discovered, by the natives. So, when visiting Uruguay, visiting each distinct region will allow tourists to see a little distinct atmosphere, and distinct animals all around the country, depending on the zone, temperature, and the area of the country.