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Unique Wildlife - Worldwide Holidays

Peru

Peru has over 1,700 species of birds, over 500 species of mammals and over 300 species of reptiles. Mammals include spectacular species like the Jaguar and Spectacled Bear and rare endemic species like the Yellow-tailed Woolly Monkey. There are over 1800 species of birds – the second highest number of any country. New species of birds are still being discovered and catalogued by scientists. 42 species have been officially added to science in the last 30 years. There are also approx 300 species of reptiles and approx 380 species of frogs in Peru. One of the best places in the world to view the huge Condor Birds is at Cruz de la Condor in the Colca Canyon. Here visitors can see close up the condors as they swoop up from their nests underneath where you stand.