Fur Bearers in South America
Fur Bearers in South America – What kind of fur-bearing animals are there in South America? Are there any bear and what kind, I would like to know the kinds of game in general in South America.
South America is a large continent, and while most of it is tropical, it extends far southward into the South Temperate Zone, the extreme length from the north to the south being about 4,650 miles. Naturally, in such a vast region there is a great diversity in animal life. South America has plenty of wild animals, but a comparatively small variety of fur-bearers. There are animals closely related to the coons, and a number of animals of the cat tribe, including the jaguar and puma (our cougar or mountain lion). There are also wolves and wild dogs of one species or other found in many parts; otters are found all over the continent. Then there are the coypu rats, resembling the beaver and the muskrat somewhat and the fur is a regular article of commerce. The chinchilla is another fur-producer found in the more temperate parts, on the elevated portions near the Andes of Chile. There are several species of deer, but as far as I know there are no bears. Red foxes are plentiful in the extreme southern part. Tapirs, anteaters, sloths, armadillos, monkeys of many kinds, peccaries, etc., are found and in the Andes are the vicuna and the guanaco. Curassows, resembling turkeys somewhat, and many other birds are found and manatees live in the tropical rivers.
Harding, A.R.. 3001 Questions and Answers. Columbus, Oh: A.R. Harding, 1913.
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