El Toro Wilderness
|El Toro Wilderness|
|Location||El Yunque National Forest|
|Nearest city||Canovanas, Puerto Rico|
|Area||10,000 acres (40.5 km2)|
|Governing body||United States Forest Service|
El Toro Wilderness (Spanish: Selva El Toro) is a 10,000-acre (40.5 km2) National Wilderness Preservation System unit located partly within El Yunque National Forest (formerly the Caribbean National Forest) on the island of Puerto Rico. El Toro, named after the highest peak in the forest at 3,524 feet (1,074 m), is the only tropical wilderness in the United States National Forest System. It was created in 2005 by the Caribbean National Forest Act of 2005.
El Toro is home to a variety of wildlife, including the critically endangered Puerto Rican parrot.
- El Toro Wilderness fact sheet - U.S. Forest Service
- "Caribbean National Forest Act of 2005 (2005 - H.R. 539)". GovTrack.us. Retrieved 2020-05-22.