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5 Top Countries for Wildlife Spotting (Slideshow)

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2. Argentina.

Its neighbor to the north, Brazil, may be home to the most animal species on the planet, but Argentina wins major points for the diversity of its wildlife. What other country is home to both toucans and penguins, let alone a country just 1/3 the size of the continental United States? In the subtropical forests of the North, you’ll find monkeys, big cats, hummingbirds, capybaras, tapirs, and flamingos. Farther south, in Patagonia, the Valdes Peninsula is teeming with sea lions, whales, and seals.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

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1:46AM PDT on Oct 1, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

4:52PM PDT on Sep 10, 2013

The southern part of Argentina is most alluring!

6:18AM PDT on Sep 10, 2013

And where is Nepal !!!!!
Where you can see lots of diversity in comparatively small area !!!

9:34AM PDT on Aug 23, 2013

I want to go to all 5 so badly

9:52AM PDT on Aug 12, 2013

Thanks for sharing

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4:32AM PDT on Aug 12, 2013

Don't think I'll ever go to any of those places, but thanks for sharing.

11:13AM PDT on Aug 6, 2013

thanks for sharing :)

1:38PM PDT on Aug 5, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

8:20AM PDT on Aug 1, 2013

Madagascar and Borneo-- both high on my wish list, but don't know when/if I'll get there.

10:55AM PDT on Jul 31, 2013

Fascinating and intriguing, some very splendid places for a delightful visit.

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