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Folks come to Los Llanos to see and photograph wildlife. And for that, they are richly rewarded. From pink river dolphins to giant anaconda, this is a wildlife lover's dream come true. Hundreds of bird species are also to be seen, many in massive flocks. Among the highlights are the jabiru and wood stork; scarlet macaw; numerous species of hawks, herons, and parrots; and large flocks of scarlet ibis. The hoatzin is one of the more bizarre and louder members of the avian world. Common mammals here include the white-tailed deer, red howler (araguato) and capuchin monkeys, giant anteater, gray fox, peccary, and giant river otter. Although difficult to spot (and far from guaranteed), jaguars, pumas, and ocelots are relatively common in Los Llanos. However, you are guaranteed to see large families of capybara (chig├╝ire), as well as dozens of spectacled caiman (baba). Tours are conducted year-round, with a much higher percentage of boat tours in the rainy season, of course.

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