Check Out These Animal Facts From The Heart Of Wilderness

Spy on an elusive cougar – Commonly known as s puma or mountain lion, the Argentine cougar is s top predator of central and western Argentina, found in the San Guillermo National Park. They feast mostly on vicunas which make up 80 per cent of their diet, but may also prey on guanacos, harps and mice. They are elusive cats and are difficult to spot, but their numbers are increasing as prey numbers thrive.

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Southern pudu

Spot a secretive southern pudu – Found on the slopes of the Andes, the elusive pudu is the smallest deer in the world at just 40 centimetres (16 inches) tall. Due to. habitat loss and overhunting they are classified as Near Threatened by the IUCN, but some pudus have been successfully reintroduced to the Nahuel Huapi National Park. Pudus are: solitary creatures and will mark their territory with large dung piles. They are very easily frightened and difficult to spot, so you’ll need to keep quiet if you are to have a chance to see this endearing native.

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