South America - Mammals

On this page you will find pictures of mammals photographed by me in Colombia and Peru.

You can scroll down to see all photo's or you can click on the underlined English name in the list (link) to see the respective photo.

  1. Brazilian Tapir - Zuid-Amerikaanse Tapir
  2. Colombian Red Howler Monkey - Col. Rode Brulaap
  3. Juruá Red Howler Monkey - Juruá Rode Brulaap
  4. Peruvian Spider Monkey - Zwartgezicht slingeraap
  5. Brown Capuchin Monkey - Bruine Kapucijnaap
  6. White-fronted Capuchin Monkey - Witvoorhoofdkapucijnaap
  7. Saddle-back Tamarin - Bruinrugtamarin
  1. Squirrel Monkey - Grijsgroen Doodshoofdaapje
  2. Brown-throated Three-toed Sloth - Drie-vingerige Luiaard
  3. Southern Tamandua - Zuidelijke Boommiereneter
  4. Red-tailed Squirrel - Roodstaartboomeekhoorn
  5. Mountain Viscacha - Cuvierhaasmuis
  6. Giant River Otter - Reuzenotter
  7. Proboscis Bat - Langneusvleermuis

Brazilian Tapir
Zuid-Amerikaanse Tapir
Manu Wildlife Center, Peru
26 June 2009

Colombian Red Howler Monkey
Colombiaanse Rode Brulaap
(Alouatta seniculus seniculus)
El Dorado, Santa Marta Mountains,
Magdalena, Colombia
30 October 2014

The subspecies Alouatta seniculus seniculus occurs in the Colombian Andes and Venezuela.

Juruá Red Howler Monkey
Juruá Rode Brulaap
(Alouatta seniculus juara)
Reserva Ecologica Taricaya, Peru
12 June 2009

The subspecies Alouatta seniculus juara occurs in Brazil and Peru.

Peruvian Spider Monkey
Zwartgezichtslingeraap
Manu Wildlife Center, Peru
27 June 2009
Brown Capuchin Monkey
Bruine Kapucijnaap
Lake Sandoval, Peru
20 June 2009
White-fronted Capuchin Monkey
Witvoorhoofdkapucijnaap
Manu Wildlife Center, Peru
27 June 2009

Saddle-back Tamarin
Bruinrugtamarin
Reserva Ecologica Taricaya, Peru
18 June 2009

Squirrel Monkey
Grijsgroen Doodshoofdaapje
Lake Sandoval, Peru
20 June 2009
Brown-throated Three-toed Sloth
Drie-vingerige Luiaard
Cocha Blanco, Peru
28 June 2009

Southern Tamandua
Zuidelijke Boommiereneter
(Tamandua tetradactyla)

Los Flamencos Sanctuary,
La Guajira, Colombia
1 November 2014

I found this beautiful creature sleeping in the top of a tree next to a dirt road.

Red-tailed Squirrel
Roodstaartboomeekhoorn
(Sciurus granatensis)

El Dorado Lodge area,
Santa Marta Mountains,
Magdalena, Colombia
30 October 2014

Mountain Viscacha
Cuvierhaasmuis
Machu Picchu, Peru
6 June 2009

With their large ears, powerful hind legs, and small front paws, Vizcachas do share a striking resemblance to the Leporidae family (rabbit family) but their long bushy tail is a distinguishing trait unique to the Chinchillidae family (Chinchilla family). Mountain Vizcachas live in colonies that range from a few individuals to hundreds. The Vizcacha live among rocky outcroppings and boulders and can jump from rock to rock with ease and huge speed.

Giant River Otter
Reuzenotter
Lake Sandoval, Peru
21 June 2009
Proboscis Bat
Langneusvleermuis
(Rhynchonycteris naso)

Cocha Blanco, Peru
28 June 2009
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