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NATURE IN JUJUY

Fauna Flora

Jujuy Nature ...

FAUNA IN JUJUY

The great diversity of species is in accordance with the diversity of environments, determined by the altitudinal floors and the vegetation stratums. We can find some species in the upper or lower zones depending on their migratory movements.

Yunga Region

Mammals
The collared and lipped peccaries, the tapir, the red and brown mountain goats, the agouti, and the tapetí, an autochthonous rabbit, represent the herbivores. We find the taruca or Northern guemul, an endangered native deer, living in the upper grasslands.

There are abundant carnivores in here, both large (the jaguar and the puma) and medium (the big spotted cat, the tiger cat and the mountain fox).

We find the squirrels and the brown capuchin monkey amongst those of exclusively tree habits.

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Birds
The birds are the most numerous group with 350 species registered in the Park, with some of them proper of the Yungas that cannot be found in any other natural environment in Argentina.

The huge spotted eagle, which is an endangered bird of prey, large parrot-type of birds such as the green, redheaded, orange-browed macaw, the parrot of the evergreen alder, mountain guans such as the red-faced, endemic of the region, and a multitude of small fruit eating, insectivore and climbing birds, are the most representative ones.

There is an atypical group of amphibious dwelling in this biomass: that of the marsupial frogs. These species lay their eggs in bags they carry on their backs.

High Andean Region
The condors, chinchilla rats, guinea pigs and a variety of rodents are the animals of this region.

In the Highlands
The llamas, guanacos, vicuñas and rodents represent the animals in this area.

Pre Highland
The foxes, zorrillas, pumas, armadillos and guanacos form part of this landscape.

Cloudy Forest
The fauna specimens found in here are the same ones living in the forests of Salta, meaning the jaguar, the so called pecado, the honey eating bear, the mountain goat, the tapir, etc.

Woods
The proximity of these woods to the forests makes them share the same type of fauna: porcupines, anteaters, tapirs, monkeys and bats.

FLORA IN JUJUY

Here we can find almost the entire flora of the bio geographic areas of Salta, except for the mountain vegetation.

Basal or Transition Forest
Called like this for being located between the forest proper and the dry woods of El Chaco, on the plains at the foot of the sierras and on the low mountain ranges. The dominant trees in this formation are the white sage, the spear sage, the white tipa, the jacaranda, the red cebil, the horco cebil and the pau d'arco, amongst other species.

Mountain or Misty Forest
They are on the Eastern slopes of the sub Andean sierras, above the previous formation. They conform an impenetrable forest mass, usually covered by clouds during the Southern Hemisphere's summer and the beginning of autumn, which turns it into the most humid formation of them all, with rainfalls of up to 3000 mm annually.

These characteristics determine a gloomy interior environment propitious for the development of lianas, creepers and epiphytes that intertwine and vegetate over the trunks and tree branches.

Dominant trees in here are taller than those at the Basal Forest and they can reach heights of 30 metres. This group of giants is conformed by the laurel of the slope, whose trunk can be 2.50 metres in diameter, the horco peppertree or muddy sage, the crossbred walnut tree, with edible nuts, and numerous mirtáceas, the family of the myrtles and eucalyptuses, such as the mato, the guil, the horco mato, alpa mato, etc. which define the formation known as Forest of Mirtáceas when they are present in abundance.

Mountain Forest
This formation must endure cold and dry winters, and scarce rains of roughly 400 mm a year.
Three types of forests can be differentiated in here: those of pine trees of the hill, those of alders and those of Queñoa. They can be blended but frequently form almost pure communities. The pine tree of the hill is the only conifer in North-eastern Argentina. The alder thrives on steep slopes and the Queñoa can be found at heights of up to 3000 metres of altitude on rocky walls, growing up to 6 metres high.

Mountain Fields
They are above the Mountain Forests and they are entirely formed by grasses and other herbaceous that flourish during the rainy seasons, thus conferring the landscape an unparalleled beauty.

High Andean Region
The vegetation of the high mountains has a great developing area in the Northwestern part of the Province. There is also this type of vegetation at altitudes above 4500 metres in the sierra of Santa Victoria, to the East. It is characteristic for having small shrubs resisting the heat of the day and the cold of the night. The hard grasslands are typical, along with creeper bushes such as the cushion plant, the yaretilla and the poposa.

Pre Puna or Highland
The vegetation existing in the so-called Pre Puna is exclusive of the ravine of Humahuaca. The most common elements of the flora are the thistles, high cactuses with thorny arms rising to the sky.

 


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