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Discover the nature of the Cainama National Park

There are a lot of 'special' animals who live in the Canaima region, we will give a short list of animals who live in the park.

The Jaguar The Jaguar
The jaguar is one of the four 'big cats', along with the lion, the tiger and the leopard. The jaguar is a powerful and dangerous hunter, with a unusual killing method: It kills its prey by biting directly trough the skull delivering a fatal blow to the brain.
You can find these animals in the jungle of Canaima, these animals are very dangerous.

 

 

Giant anteaters
The giant anteater is the largest of all the anteaters. These animals, who eat 30,000 insects a day, can grow up to 8 feet (2.40 m) and weigh up to 140 pounds (65kg).
Their predators are the jaguars, an animal that is also a habitant of Canaima.

 

 

Giant OtterGiant River Otter
The Giant otter is also known as the river wolf, it is the worlds longest otter. The otter reaches up  to 6 ft.(1.80m.) in length and can weigh up to 76lb.(34kg.). You can find these animals near the rivers of Canaima

 

 

The broad winged Hawk
During the winter months these broad winged hawks can be spotted in the Canaima, these birds migrate south in the winter and often stay at Canaima national park. The Hawks are quite big, ranging in size from 34 cm to 45 cm and weighing from 265 to 560 grams.
The birds hunt by sitting on a perch and watching and waiting for their prey to become apparent, then they swoop down after it. Their diet is variable, but sweet mammals, like rodents and shrews, are their usual prey.