Chucanti Mammals

Chucanti lies in a key biological transition zone between two global Biodiversity Hotspots, the Mesoamerican Hotspot and the Tumbes-Choco-Magdalena Hotspot, as defined by Conservation International.

The rainforests of Cerro Chucantí maintain populations of endangered wildlife such as Baird´s Tapir (Tapirus bairdii) as well as vulnerable species such as the Giant Anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla), Puma (Puma concolor), and Jaguar (Panthera onca), whose populations are extremely vulnerable to habitat.