Brazil is a country full of exotic animals, due to its tropical climate, rainforest, and wetlands. Some animals you can only find in Brazil, and nowhere else in the world! Below we have listed some of the most interesting species that can be found in Brazil. We can book trips for you to visit the destinations in Brazil that are home to these animals, such as the Pantanal wetlands, Amazon Rainforest, and Foz do Iguaçu.
Yellow-banded poison dart frog
Known as the yellow-headed poison dart frog or bumblebee poison frog, is found in the northern part of Brazil, near Guyana and Venezuela. Normally it lives in humid conditions in tropical rain forests, close to fresh water. Since it’s poisonous, you might not want to see it so close up!
Also known as Common Toucan or Toucan, is the biggest existing species in the Toucan family. It is found in eastern and southern Brazil. The toucan’s bill is useful as a feeding tool, which the birds use to reach fruit on branches that are too small to support their weight.
Monkeys, Marmosets and Tamarins
80 of the world’s 300 primate species are found in Brazil, and many of them are unique to the country. Some of the most common ones found in Brazil are little squirrel monkeys, black spider monkeys, howler monkeys,finger monkeys, Gold Lion Tamarins, and Common marmosets. You can find them in popular tourist destinations, while climbing to the Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf Mountains in Rio, or while visiting the Iguaçu Falls in Paraná.
The Jaguars in Brazil are found in the Pantanal and they are the biggest in the world and third biggest of all the cat animals. Jaguars are the strongest cat animals and they mostly hunt Caimal. You can spot these beautiful jaguars from July – December on night safari tours!
The Glass Frog is found in tropical and subtropical forest and in inland wetlands, including permanent rivers, streams, creeks and waterfalls. The skin of a Glass Frog is transparent and its heart liver and intestinal tract can be seen through his skin.
Capybara is the largest rodent in the world, is semi-aquatic and will spend most of the time in dense vegetation around rivers, lakes, ponds, marshes and swamps. And aren’t the babies so cute?!
Giant Anteater as known as ‘ant bear’ has no teeth but a long tongue. With his tongue it can catch 35 000 ants at once. The animal can fight off even a puma or jaguar.
Blue and Yellow Macaw, is a large South-American parrot. It has blue top parts and yellow under parts. The parrot has an ability to talk and it can have a close bonding with humans.
March Deer is the largest deer species in South America. The deers have large antlers, which are usually impressively forked, growing to about 60 centimetres in length.
The Sloth is the slowest mammal on the earth. Sloths sleep 15-20 hours a day, they usually sleep in the trees. They have extra neck vertebrae that allows them to turn their heads, some as far as 270 degrees.