are a feast to the eyes of the wildlife aficionado with
its wealth of mammals, fish, reptiles, amphibians and
Capybara, river dolphins, spectacled caimans or babas,
the rare Orinoco crocodile, anacondas, boas, piranhas,
stingrays, electric eels, giant river otters, giant anteaters,
tapirs, tamanduas, armadillos, foxes, jaguars, ocelots,
pumas, peccaries, red howler monkeys, capuchin monkeys,
opossums, porcupines, iguanas, agoutis and fishing bats
are just a small representative inventory of what can
cloud forests of the Venezuelan Andes
are inhabited by the uncommon and endangered Spectacled
Bear. The rainforests and rivers of the Venezuelan Amazon
and the Orinoco
Delta houses fresh water dolphins, Orinoco crocodile,
anacondas, giant river otters, jaguars, spider monkeys,
river turtles, sloths, tapirs and the unusual manatee.
The coastal crocodile dwells in mangrove environments
such as those in the Morrocoy
and the Tacarigua Lagoon National Parks. Los
Roques Archipelago National Park is known for the
biological station in charge of protecting marine turtles.
are common in Venezuela, and besides anacondas and boas,
rattlesnakes, vipers, corals and the Gran
Sabanaís bushmaster are also present.