Animal Facts

South American Animal Facts

Scarlet Macaw in tree
A South American Scarlet Macaw


When most people think of South American animals images of colorful birds, huge snakes, and perhaps llamas come to mind. South America is in fact a place where these types of animals live; however there are numerous other amazing species found on this vast continent. In this section of Interesting Animal Facts you will find information about some of the well-known animals that inhabit this continent as well as those you may never have been aware of.

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Below we have listed some general facts about South American animals as well as a list of some of the common animals indigenous to that continent. The other pages within this section of Interesting Animal Facts have detailed information about specific animals written for both kids and adults.

General Facts about South American Animals

Common South American Animals List