Panama Wildlife

Panama Wildlife

Panama Canal Wildlife

Panama is truly one of the richest rainforest regions on Earth, supporting many different species, both in the water, and on land, with crocodiles often seen on the banks of the canal, manatees are sometimes seen near the entranceways to the canal, with dolphins and whales along the coastlines.

Panama hosts five species of primates, including tamarins, and, like other rainforests, over 60 different species of rodents and 100 different species of bats. Jaguars top the carnivore list in Panama, and the Baird’s Tapir is the largest of the land animals, which include paccary and deer.