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Animals of Bolivia

1948 species

Bolivia is a landlocked country located in western-central South America.

Bolivia, with an enormous variety of organisms and ecosystems, is part of the 'Like-Minded Megadiverse Countries'.

Bolivia's variable altitudes, ranging from 90–6,542 meters above sea level, allow for a vast biologic diversity. The territory of Bolivia comprises four types of biomes, 32 ecological regions, and 199 ecosystems. Within this geographic area there are several natural parks and reserves such as the Noel Kempff Mercado National Park, the Madidi National Park, the Tunari National Park, the Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve, and the Kaa-Iya del Gran Chaco National Park and Integrated Management Natural Area, among others.

Bolivia boasts over 17,000 species of seed plants, including over 1,200 species of fern, 1,500 species of marchantiophyta and moss, and at least 800 species of fungus. In addition, there are more than 3,000 species of medicinal plants. Bolivia is considered the place of origin for such species as peppers and chili peppers, peanuts, the common beans, yucca, and several species of palm. Bolivia also naturally produces over 4,000 kinds of potatoes. The country had a 2018 Forest Landscape Integrity Index mean score of 8.47/10, ranking it 21st globally out of 172 countries.

Bolivia has more than 2,900 animal species, including 398 mammals, over 1,400 birds, 204 amphibians, 277 reptiles, and 635 fish, all fresh water fish as Bolivia is a landlocked country. In addition, there are more than 3,000 types of butterfly, and more than 60 domestic animals.

In 2020 a new species of snake, the Mountain Fer-De-Lance Viper, was discovered in Bolivia.

Bolivia has gained global attention for its 'Law of the Rights of Mother Earth', which accords nature the same rights as humans.

Fauna y flora de BoliviaLeopardus pardalisTigrilloSaimiri boliviensisMono ardillaÑandúLama glamaLlamaInia boliviensisBoto o buteoSwietenia macrophyllaMara Chenopodium quinoaQuinuaEchinopsis boyuibensisCactus de boyuibeCeiba speciosaToborochiHandroanthus impetiginosusTajibo rosadoCóndorTucánPhoenicopterus andinusFlamenco

Leopardus pardalisTigrillo

Saimiri boliviensisMono ardilla

Ñandú

Lama glamaLlama

Inia boliviensisBoto o buteo

Swietenia macrophyllaMara

Chenopodium quinoaQuinua

Echinopsis boyuibensisCactus de boyuibe

Ceiba speciosaToborochi

Handroanthus impetiginosusTajibo rosado

Cóndor

Tucán

Phoenicopterus andinusFlamenco

Bolivia is a landlocked country located in western-central South America.

Bolivia, with an enormous variety of organisms and ecosystems, is part of the 'Like-Minded Megadiverse Countries'.

Bolivia's variable altitudes, ranging from 90–6,542 meters above sea level, allow for a vast biologic diversity. The territory of Bolivia comprises four types of biomes, 32 ecological regions, and 199 ecosystems. Within this geographic area there are several natural parks and reserves such as the Noel Kempff Mercado National Park, the Madidi National Park, the Tunari National Park, the Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve, and the Kaa-Iya del Gran Chaco National Park and Integrated Management Natural Area, among others.

Bolivia boasts over 17,000 species of seed plants, including over 1,200 species of fern, 1,500 species of marchantiophyta and moss, and at least 800 species of fungus. In addition, there are more than 3,000 species of medicinal plants. Bolivia is considered the place of origin for such species as peppers and chili peppers, peanuts, the common beans, yucca, and several species of palm. Bolivia also naturally produces over 4,000 kinds of potatoes. The country had a 2018 Forest Landscape Integrity Index mean score of 8.47/10, ranking it 21st globally out of 172 countries.

Bolivia has more than 2,900 animal species, including 398 mammals, over 1,400 birds, 204 amphibians, 277 reptiles, and 635 fish, all fresh water fish as Bolivia is a landlocked country. In addition, there are more than 3,000 types of butterfly, and more than 60 domestic animals.

In 2020 a new species of snake, the Mountain Fer-De-Lance Viper, was discovered in Bolivia.

Bolivia has gained global attention for its 'Law of the Rights of Mother Earth', which accords nature the same rights as humans.

Fauna y flora de BoliviaLeopardus pardalisTigrilloSaimiri boliviensisMono ardillaÑandúLama glamaLlamaInia boliviensisBoto o buteoSwietenia macrophyllaMara Chenopodium quinoaQuinuaEchinopsis boyuibensisCactus de boyuibeCeiba speciosaToborochiHandroanthus impetiginosusTajibo rosadoCóndorTucánPhoenicopterus andinusFlamenco

Leopardus pardalisTigrillo

Saimiri boliviensisMono ardilla

Ñandú

Lama glamaLlama

Inia boliviensisBoto o buteo

Swietenia macrophyllaMara

Chenopodium quinoaQuinua

Echinopsis boyuibensisCactus de boyuibe

Ceiba speciosaToborochi

Handroanthus impetiginosusTajibo rosado

Cóndor

Tucán

Phoenicopterus andinusFlamenco