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What animals live in Trinidad and Tobago?

What animals live in Trinidad and Tobago?

Hear this out loudPauseMammals include agouti, anteater, armadillo, capuchin monkey, deer, howler monkey, tree porcupine, manatee, manicou (opossum), ocelot, quenk (peccary or wild pig), squirrel. Reptillian life includes anaconda, caiman, iguana, leatherback turtles.

Hear this out loudPauseUnder the Conservation of Wildlife Act CHAPTER 67: Ol, possession of a protected animal is punishable by law. Game Warden, Steve Seepersad told the Express that all monkeys are considered protected animals under the Act and added that ownership of such animals require a license.

Are there monkeys in the Caribbean islands?

Hear this out loudPauseSo are monkeys prevalent in the Caribbean? Well, unfortunately they are not. In fact there are only four islands where Caribbean monkeys roam wild and free – St Kitts, Nevis, Saint Martin, and Barbados – once home to notorious pirates, now home to a new breed of outlaw.

Does Trinidad have alligators or crocodiles?

Hear this out loudPauseFamily: Alligatoridae – Alligators and Caimans One species occurs in Trinidad and Tobago.

Is it illegal to own flamingos?

Hear this out loudPauseIt is not legal to own a flamingo without a proper license. They are protected by the law and it is illegal to own them as a pet. Flamingos require special food to maintain their pink color and they need open space with water areas for feeding. They are not pet material and should be treated as wild animals.

Are toucans illegal in Trinidad?

Hear this out loudPauseThe channel-billed toucan is a tree-dwelling bird which breeds in Trinidad and in tropical South America as far south as southern Brazil and central Bolivia. This bird is very rare, classified as vulnerable by the IUCN and protected by law, so it is illegal to own one without a licence.

What is the best monkey to get?

Hear this out loudPauseGuenon. These 10-pound monkeys hail from the forests of sub-Saharan Africa and can live up to 25 years in captivity. Guenons are also high maintenance. There are almost two dozen species of guenons; the green monkey, vervet, and grivet are the most popular species kept as pets.

What kind of animals live in Trinidad and Tobago?

The White Fronted Capuchin monkeys and the Red Howler monkeysare the two different types of monkeys that are commonly found in Trinidad and Tobago, along with 108 different mammals, and over 400 different types of birds, such as the Amazon Parrot.

How many frogs are there in Trinidad and Tobago?

Frogs and toads (Anura): 37 species in total for the country. (33 recorded from Trinidad and 15 recorded on Tobago, with 4 of those from Tobago not known from Trinidad, and 2 of those from Trinidad known from just one specimen each. There is one introduced species, known on both Trinidad and Tobago).

Where are anacondas found in Trinidad and Tobago?

Anacondas (locally called the huille) have been historically found around streams, rivers and swamps in southern and eastern Trinidad, and recently also in the Caroni River drainage system. They have not been reported from Tobago.

Are there ducks and geese in Trinidad and Tobago?

Related to ducks and geese, it is so rare in Trinidad and Tobago that biologists believe it has been extirpated or made extinct in a region where it once lived. However, it is of least concern in countries of South America such as Venezuela, Brazil, and Colombia.