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Patagonia's Big Five

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"The Big Five" is a term typically used when talking about Africa safari experiences.  However, travelers to Patagonia can be looking out for "The Big Five" of that region!  The Guanaco, Puma, South Andean Deer (huemul), Andean Condor, and Nandu make up this group of wildlife species.  Sightings of these animals are coveted - especially sightings of the elusive puma or the endangered huemul.

One of our favorite ways to explore the wilds of Patagonia is on a trip based at EcoCamp. It is the perfect homebase from which travelers can discover the abundant wildlife that make Torres del Paine National Park their home.  Out of 26 species of mammal and 118 species of bird, "The Big Five" are the most sought-after creatures in the park.  Want to see if you can spot them all?  Choose which EcoCamp adventure is right for you!

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