Argentina's Wildlife

Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur

Bird-watchers will adore the 200-plus bird species that pause to rest here, and a few lucky folks might spot a river turtle or nutria

Parque Nacional do Iguacu

Mammals and other wildlife are not easily seen in this park, because many are either nocturnal or avoid humans - which is not difficult in the dense undergrowth. This is the case, for instance, with large cats such as the Puma and Jaguar. The largest mammal is the Tapir, but the most commonly seen is the Coati.
It is not unusual to see Iguanas, and do watch out for Snakes
Birds deserve special mention. Many birds that you might see in zoo's ore pet shops are found in the wild here, including Toucans, Parrots, Parakeets and other colorful species.

Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego

Plenty of birdlife graces the park, especially along the coastal zone. Keep an eye out for Condors, Albatross, Cormorants, gulls, Oystercatchers, Kelp Geese and the comical Flightless, Orange-billed Steamer Ducks.
Common invasive beasties include the European Rabbit and the North American Beaver, both of which are wreaking ecological havoc. Gray and Red Foxes, enjoying the abundance of rabbits, may also be seen.

Reserva Faunística Península Valdés

Peninsula Valdés is home to Sea Lions, Elephant Seals, Guanacos, Rheas, Magellanic Penguins and numerous seabirds.
The Peninsula's biggest attraction - literally and figuratively - is the endangered Ballena Franca Austral (Southern Right Whale). These warmer, more enclosed waters are prime breeding zones between June and mid-December.


The avifauna of Argentina includes a total of 1.026 species, of which 20 are endemic, 7 have been introduced by humans, and 70 are rare or accidental; 45 species are globally threatened.


As of February 2011, the list contains 398 mammal species from Argentina, of which 1 is extinct, 6 are critically endangered, 14 are endangered, 19 are vulnerable, and 31 are near-threatened.


I can't find any information about the butterflies of Argentina.
But i did get some picture's