The Ecuadorian Jungle and its Animals

Ecuador is considered one of the most biodiverse countries on the planet, this is due to the fact that a large part of its territory is covered by an exuberant jungle, which has allowed the existence of a large number of animals and plants that are still in their natural state. It is the home of many indigenous peoples, some of them are in voluntary isolation from Western civilization and have managed to live in harmony with nature.

In the Amazonian jungle there are around 5% of the plants on the earth, which is why it is important to conserve it since it is considered the last corner of the earth that is uninhabited, as well as having a very fragile ecosystem the tropics and cloudy forests are surrounded by many plants which are mostly little known.

Pink Dolphin Cuyabeno
Pink Dolphin Cuyabeno

There is a long list of animals that inhabit the jungle, but we can highlight the most colorful, such as parrots and parrots which, with their dazzling plumage, attract a lot of attention and are very friendly. There are also a lot of monkeys and predatory animals such as pumas, tigers, although they are a little hard to find, but with a bit of luck you can see some.


The jungle is surrounded by a large number of rivers in which many animals inhabit, such as anacondas, caimans, piranhas and one of the least known pink dolphins. You can make expeditions with a native guide who will take you to know the most interesting places, but you can also relax in an ecological lodge in the middle of the jungle, but without leaving aside the comfort

Check our guide with the best lodges of the Ecuadorian Amazon

Another interesting option is to interact with the indigenous people of the area who will tell you about the plants of the jungle and the medicinal properties they possess, because many of them have experimented with hundreds of them for many years. The Amazon rainforest is one of the last places where you can find nature in its purest state that is why it is necessary to preserve it so that responsible tourism is an alternative.

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