This post was inspired by the bilingual children’s book I’m working on with a colleague. I’m researching South American animals and was remembering the amazing encounters I’ve had with so many many of these animals while I was there.
Whilst on a camping expedition in Venezuela the guides came across an Anaconda (I have an awesome photo of said snake around my neck). We also went fishing for Piranha & spotted many Capibara & buffalo. I also have another fab photo of me holding a Caiman !!! A few years ago in Argentina we took a road trip to the Península Valdés in Patagonia where we spotted the Southern Right Whales who migrate there each year to breed. In Rio de Janiero I had a close encounter with the Capuchin monkey at Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf Mountain – which, by the way is full of them!) I don’t have my photos for this post (yet!) so made my own list of ten of my favourite South American animals.