Wildlife

Animals of Lake Titicaca

Vicuña camelids on the Island of Suasi
Vicuña camelids on the Island of Suasi

Bolivian Vizcacha - Rabbit-like rodent native to South America
Bolivian Vizcacha – Rabbit-like rodent native to South America

Titicaca grebe - Its main population occurs on Lake Titicaca, around Lake Uru Uru and Poopó, the Rio Desaguadero. This grebe is It is classified by the IUCN as Endangered.
Titicaca Grebe – Its main population occurs on Lake Titicaca, around Lake Uru Uru and Poopó, the Rio Desaguadero. This grebe is It is classified by the IUCN as Endangered.

Wild guinea pig - this widespread rodent, as the locals call it cuyes, is unfortunately a local delicacy.
Wild Guinea Pig – this widespread rodent, as the locals call it cuyes, is unfortunately a local delicacy.

Indigenous Children with Llama on Isla del Sol
Indigenous Children with Llama on Isla del Sol
Photo by Adam Jones

Andean fox, also known as Culpeo is a predator that likes to attack different species. Sometimes it attacks sheep and is therefore often hunted or poisoned by the locals.
Andean fox, also known as Culpeo is a predator that likes to attack different species. Sometimes it attacks sheep and because of that often hunted or poisoned by the locals.

Titicaca Water Frog, binomial name Telmatobius culeus, is a huge and critically endangered species of frog. It can grow to 50 cm (20 in) in length and 1 kg (2.2 lb) in weight.
Titicaca Water Frog, binomial name Telmatobius culeus, is a huge and critically endangered species of frog. It can grow to 50 cm (20 in) in length and 1 kg (2.2 lb) in weight.

Andean Skunk – They have resistance to viper venom and if you are not careful they can spray a stinky odor on you.