The higher areas of the reserve of Antisana are formed by plants
with hairy thick leaves that allow them to tolerate the winds
and the low temperatures. This flora consists of pads, chuquiraguas,
frailejones, mosses, orchids, pumamaqui, polilepis forests and
the tropical humid forest.
It is believed that the biggest population of Andean condors of
Ecuador inhabit this reserve. Other birds that live here are ducks,
curiquingues, quilicos, gligles, gulls of the mountain and hummingbirds.
The moor wolves,
white tail deer, rabbits, chucuris and skunks are among the mammals
that inhabit the reserve.
On the other hand, in the lower areas, where the man has not been
able to intervene due to the difficult access, cedar trees, cedrillo,
walnut and arrayán grow. The typical flora of the tropical
humid forest is very rich in the Cordillera of Macaws.
Some of the
mammals that inhabit here are the bears of glasses, pumas, armadillos
and monkeys. Among the birds there are parrots, toucans of height,
cockerels of the rocks, pavas and gallaretas.
spattered with beautiful lagoons and the stones of dry lava in
wave forms make of this place an irresistible attraction for all
those who arrive at Ecuador.