Opossums, deer, boars and jaguars are all animals found in Uruguay. Common animals include rats, mice, squirrels and vipers. Rodents such as capybaras, coypu and chinchillas also live in Uruguay.Continue Reading
Uruguay is a small country with few forests, which limits the types of animals that can live there. The country does feature large grassland areas, so animals that thrive in that habitat do well in Uruguay. Anteaters and sloths make their home in Uruguay as do numerous bats: white lined bat, Hawaiian hoary, Southern yellow, Brazilian free-tailed, dwarf dog-faced bats, common vampire bats, dwarf bonneted bats, yellowish myotis and Pallas's mastiff, among others.
Some carnivores live in Uruguay. These include cougars, ocelots, margays, common foxes, skunks, South American coati, raccoons, pumas and otters. A group of mammals known as ungulates also lives in the small country. These include marsh deer, brown brocker, collared peccary and pampas deer. Several species of armadillos live in Uruguay, including greater naked tail armadillos, the common long-nose, Southern long-nose, six-banded and giant armadillo. In-land birds include owls, crows, parakeets, partridges and quails.
Uruguay features a coastline, so several water species are attracted to that area. These include birds such as egrets, eagles, pelicans, condors, swans, herons and ducks. Though they live in the water, sharks, grouper, barracuda, eels, pike, salmon and catfish are said to be from Uruguay.Learn more about South America
The colors on the Uruguay flag represent the Andes snow and clear blue skies. They were based on the Argentine national flag's colors, which are also light blue and white, but Uruguay flag's design is based on the United States' flag.Full Answer >
Many large predator animals in the Americas prey on white-tailed deer, including grey wolves, alligators, mountain lions and similar large cats, such as jaguars. In addition, deer fawns are often targets for medium-sized predators.Full Answer >
Argentina, along with Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay, are founding member nations of Mercosur, an economic and political alliance in Latin America. Venezuela became the latest addition to the coalition, becoming a full-pledged member in 2012. Argentina was also named by former President Bill Clinton as a Major Non-NATO Ally of the United States in 1998.Full Answer >
Argentina is bordered by Bolivia for 582 miles, Brazil for 785 miles, Chile for 4,158 miles, Paraguay for 1,573 miles and Uruguay for 336 miles. The South Atlantic Ocean also borders Argentina for 3,100 miles.Full Answer >