Top 10 South American Animals

The Top Ten South American Animals

1 Anaconda Anacondas are group of large snakes of the genus Eunectes. They are large snakes found in tropical South America.
2 Giant Galapagos Tortoise
3 Piranha A piranha or piraña, a member of family Characidae in order Characiformes, is a freshwater fish that inhabits South American rivers, floodplains, lakes and reservoirs.
4 Jaguar The jaguar is a wild cat species and the only extant member of the genus Panthera native to the Americas.

Beautiful and useful in the ecosystem.

5 Llama The llama is a domesticated South American camelid, widely used as a meat and pack animal by Andean cultures since the Pre-Columbian era.
6 Capybara The capybara is the largest rodent in the world. It is a member of the genus Hydrochoerus, of which the only other extant member is the lesser capybara.

The largest rodent in the world. They can give you a very hardcore look... - Metal_Treasure

7 Poison Dart Frog
8 Emperor Tamarin

Allegedly it got this name for its resemblance to the German emperor Wilhelm II. - Metal_Treasure

9 Royal Flycatcher

It has one of the most beautiful crests - Metal_Treasure

10 Andean Condor

The Contenders

11 King Vulture
12 Harpy Eagle
13 Ocelot The ocelot, also known as the dwarf leopard, is a wild cat distributed extensively within South America including the islands of Trinidad and Margarita, Central America, and Mexico. It has been reported as far north as Texas.
14 Booby

This one is blue-footed but there are also red-footed boobies. Did I say boobies? Yes, obviously... but from my mouth it sounds like a scientific term, hehe - Metal_Treasure

15 Tapir A tapir is a large, herbivorous mammal, similar in shape to a pig, with a short, prehensile nose trunk.
16 Blue-and-Yellow Macaw
17 Hyacinth Macaw
18 Caiman
19 Golden Lion Tamarin
20 Red-Footed Booby
21 Mitred Parakeet
22 Muscovy Duck
23 Toco Toucan
24 Dusky-headed Parakeet
25 Yellow-chevroned Parakeet
26 Nanday Parakeet
27 Culpeo
28 Manú Poison Frog
29 Red-Backed Poison Frog
30 Marañón Poison Frog
31 Phantasmal Poison Frog
32 Maned Wolf
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