Flora and fauna of San Pedro de Atacama
Due to the climate and the height of the Atacama Desert, you can find a unique flora and fauna typical of the place that inhabits salares and bofedales at high altitude. For its extension you can see in its flora: algarrobo, llareta, Wild straw, cachiyuyo, etc. In its fauna they emphasize the flamencos, the vicuña, culpeo fox, vizcacha, among others.
Vizcacha: One of the most abundant rodents of the zone next to the Carpincho, it develops to the south of the region of Atacama.
Zorro Culpeo: This canid inhabits a large area, from the north of Chile to Tierra del Fuego.
Flamenco: With its characteristic light pink color, this bird has several exponents in our territory: The Andinos, Chilean and James.
Guanacos: Of the branch of the camélidos, with 1 meter and 10 centimeters of height, relatives of Camels. The only animal of pre-Hispanic Andean cultures.