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20 Endangered Species That May Surprise You

Glaucous Macaw, country of origin: Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay. Now extinct due to habitat destruction

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On her first country visit as UN Women's Goodwill Ambassador, British actress Emma Watson highlighted the need for women’s political participation in Uruguay.

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Campo Flicker of the Woodpecker family: Found in eastern Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, & north-eastern Argentina.

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The Campo Flicker (Colaptes campestris) is a species of bird in the woodpecker family. It is found in a wide range of open and semi-open habitats in eastern Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay and north-eastern Argentina, with isolated populations in Amapá and southern Suriname.

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Monk Parakeet, also known as Quaker Parrot, originates in subtropical areas of Argentina & surrounding countries of South America

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When on a trip to Uruguay, most people choose to visit Montevideo, the country’s capital, or its oceanic beaches on the East Coast. However, in the north-west of the country, on the side of the Uruguay River, there is also an area with natural hot spring waters, located near the coastal cities of Salto and Paysandú. Considered the thermal capital of Uruguay, the city of Salto is also one of the most populated cities in the country. However, this means a population of just about 100,000…

Maned wolves are now extinct in Uruguay, and remaining wild populations are increasingly threatened by habitat loss to agriculture. Through a coordinated Species Survival Plan, North American zoos are developing a hedge population of maned wolves.

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Patagonian Conure: largest of the Conure species: Patagonian region of Chile/ Argentina. Patagonian Conures have a reputation for being exceptionally sweet-natured intelligent birds, but they can be very loud & destructive w/their chewing

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