Parrots and Macaws of amazing colors, the toucan and the green
and gold tangara, are just some of the 550 species of birds registered
in the Orient. For this reason, ornithologists
from all over the world have transformed the Ecuadorian
forest into a sort of an outdoors laboratory, in which they can
carry out their investigations and check their theories.
The jaguar reigns in this forest, for being an accomplished hunter
of silent steps and spectacular jumps. Besides the jaguar, other
mammals like the tapir -without any doubt the biggest in the region;
in some cases weighing more than 250 kilos) inhabit the Ecuadorian
Orient. The tapir has short paws, thick neck and its
body -in barrel
form - covered with a very thick skin.
of the forest, is also shared with other mammals like the armadillo,
the pumas and even the bear of glasses (unique species of bears
in Latin America).