Chiribiquete National Park
|Chiribiquete National Park
PNN Serranía de Chiribiquete
Tepui in the Park
|Nearest city||San José del Guaviare|
|Area||12,800 square kilometres (4,900 sq mi)|
Chiribiquete National Natural Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional Natural Sierra de Chiribiquete) is the largest national park in Colombia and was formed in 1989. This park occupies 12,800 square kilometres (4,900 sq mi) and includes the Serranía de Chiribiquete mountains and the surrounding lowlands which is covered by tropical moist forest, savannas and rivers.
In August 2013, Chiribiquete National Natural Park was expanded from the previous 1.2 million hectares to 3 million hectares. The announcement was made a few days after Ecuador decided to explore for oil within its protected natural parks in the Amazon region.
In 2014, a Colombian photographer and explorer, Francisco Forero Bonell, discovered previously unknown ancient paintings on rock face within the park.
Petroglyphs in the Chiribiquete Natural National Park.
Petroglyph in the Chiribiquete Natural National Park. (Possible equine)
Petroglyph in the Chiribiquete Natural National Park. (possible mammal).