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Animals in Guyana

AntAnt
First evolved 100 million years ago!
AnteaterAnteater
Found throughout the Southern Hemisphere!
ArmadilloArmadillo
Can curl into a hard, protective ball!
BarbBarb
There are over 2,000 known species!
Barn OwlBarn Owl
Found everywhere around the world!
BatBat
Detects prey using echolocation!
BearBear
There are 8 different species!
BeetleBeetle
There are more than 350,000 different species!
BirdBird
Not all birds are able to fly!
ButterflyButterfly
There are thought to be up 20,000 species!
CaimanCaiman
Can grow to up 5 meters long!
Caiman LizardCaiman Lizard
One of the largest lizards in America!
CapybaraCapybara
Excellent at both diving and swimming!
CatCat
First domesticated by the Ancient Egyptians!
CaterpillarCaterpillar
The larvae of a moth or butterfly!
CatfishCatfish
There are nearly 3,000 different species!
CentipedeCentipede
There are about 3,000 documented species!
ChickenChicken
First domesticated more than 10,000 years ago!
CichlidCichlid
There are more than 1,300 known species!
CoatiCoati
Found in dense forests and wet jungles!
CockroachCockroach
Dated to be around 300 million years old!
Collared PeccaryCollared Peccary
Form bands of up to 12 individuals!
CowCow
There are nearly 1.5 million worldwide!
CrabCrab
There are 93 different crab groups!
CrocodileCrocodile
Thought to be around with the dinosaurs!
DiscusDiscus
One of the only schooling Cichlids!
DogDog
First domesticated in South-East Asia!
DonkeyDonkey
First domesticated 5,000 years ago!
DragonflyDragonfly
It's larvae are carnivorous!
DuckDuck
Rows of tiny plates line their teeth!
Earwig Earwig
There are nearly 2,000 different species!
Electric EelElectric Eel
Can generate a 500 volt electric shock!
FlamingoFlamingo
Sleeps on just one leg!
FlyFly
There are more than 240,000 different species!
Flying SquirrelFlying Squirrel
Can glide up to 90 meters!
FrogFrog
There are around 5,000 different species!
GeckoGecko
There are thought to be over 2,000 species!
Glow WormGlow Worm
Found inhabiting dense woodland and caves!
GrasshopperGrasshopper
There are 11,000 known species!
GuppyGuppy
Also known as the Millionfish!
HamsterHamster
Able to run as quickly backwards as forwards!
Hercules BeetleHercules Beetle
Can grow up to 7 inches long!
Honey BeeHoney Bee
There are only 7 recognised species!
Horned FrogHorned Frog
Natively found in South America!
HorseHorse
Has evolved over 50 million years!
Howler MonkeyHowler Monkey
Spends 80% of it's time resting!
HumanHuman
Thought to have orignated 200,000 years ago!
HummingbirdHummingbird
Beat their wings up to 80 times per second!
IbisIbis
Found in swamps, marshes and wetlands!
IguanaIguana
Uses visual signals to communicate!
InsectInsect
There are an estimated 30 million species!
JaguarJaguar
The largest feline on the American continent!
KingfisherKingfisher
Inhabits wetlands and woodlands worldwide!
LadybirdLadybird
There are more than 5,000 species worldwide!
LizardLizard
There are around 5,000 different species!
MacawMacaw
The largest species of parrot in the world!
Marine ToadMarine Toad
Produces a toxin used in arrow darts!
MayflyMayfly
There are 2,500 known species worldwide!
MillipedeMillipede
Some species have a poisonous bite!
MollyMolly
Known for their calm and peaceful nature!
MongrelMongrel
Has characteristics of two or more breeds!
MonkeyMonkey
There are around 260 known species!
MoorhenMoorhen
Feeds on aquatic insects and water-spiders!
MothMoth
There are 250,000 different species!
Mountain LionMountain Lion
Has no real natural predators!
MouseMouse
Found on every continent on Earth!
MuleMule
The offspring of a horse and donkey parents!
OcelotOcelot
Also known as the Painted Leopard!
OtterOtter
There are 13 different species worldwide!
PantherPanther
Prefers to hunt at night than during the day!
ParrotParrot
Can live for up to 100 years!
PheasantPheasant
Females lay between 8 and 12 eggs per clutch!
PiranhaPiranha
Generally found in fast-flowing streams!
Poison Dart FrogPoison Dart Frog
Inhabits the jungles of Central and South America!
PorcupinePorcupine
There are 30 different species worldwide!
PumaPuma
Has longer back legs than front legs!
QuailQuail
Inhabits woodland and forest areas worldwide!
QuetzalQuetzal
The tail feathers of the male can be 1m long!
RatRat
Omnivores that eat anything!
RattlesnakeRattlesnake
It's venom digests it's prey before it even swallows it!
Red-handed TamarinRed-handed Tamarin
Red hair on hands on feet!
River TurtleRiver Turtle
Inhabits freshwater habitats around the world!
Roseate SpoonbillRoseate Spoonbill
The only Spoonbill in the western hemisphere!
Sabre-Toothed TigerSabre-Toothed Tiger
Canines up to 7 inches long!
SalamanderSalamander
There are more than 700 different species!
ScorpionScorpion
There are around 2,000 known species!
SeahorseSeahorse
Highly endangered due to overhunting!
ShrimpShrimp
There are 2,000 different species worldwide!
Silver DollarSilver Dollar
Closely related to the piranha!
SkunkSkunk
Also known as the Polecat!
SlothSloth
It's body temperature is between 30 - 34 degrees!
SnailSnail
There are nearly 1,000 different species!
SnakeSnake
There are around 2,700 known species worldwide!
Snapping TurtleSnapping Turtle
Only found in North America!
SparrowSparrow
There are 140 different species!
Spider MonkeySpider Monkey
Found in the tropical jungles of South America!
SquirrelSquirrel
Small rodents found in woodlands worldwide!
Squirrel MonkeySquirrel Monkey
Lives in groups of up to 500 individuals!
Stick InsectStick Insect
There are more than 3,000 different species!
SwanSwan
Populations have been affected by pollution!
TapirTapir
Most closely related to horses and rhinos!
TermiteTermite
Their mounds can be up to 9 meters tall!
TetraTetra
Native to the freshwater streams of South America!
TortoiseTortoise
Can live until they are more than 150 years old!
ToucanToucan
There are more than 40 different species!
Tree FrogTree Frog
Found in warmer jungles and forests!
UmbrellabirdUmbrellabird
Migrates up and down the mountains!
Vampire BatVampire Bat
Have a heat sensor on the end of their nose!
VultureVulture
There are 30 different species worldwide!
WaspWasp
There are around 75,000 recognised species!
WolfWolf
Thought to date back more than 300,000 years!
WoodlouseWoodlouse
Actually a crustacean, not an insect!
WoodpeckerWoodpecker
There are 200 different species!
X-Ray TetraX-Ray Tetra
Yellow, black and white striped fins!