Otuquis National Park and Integrated Management Natural Area

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Otuquis National Park and Integrated Management Natural Area
IUCN category II (national park)
Map showing the location of Otuquis National Park and Integrated Management Natural Area
Map showing the location of Otuquis National Park and Integrated Management Natural Area
Location Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia
Coordinates 19°20′0″S 58°45′0″W / 19.33333°S 58.75000°W / -19.33333; -58.75000Coordinates: 19°20′0″S 58°45′0″W / 19.33333°S 58.75000°W / -19.33333; -58.75000
Area 1,005,950 ha (10,059 km²)
Established 1997

Otuquis National Park and Integrated Management Natural Area, (Parque Nacional y Área Natural de Manejo Integrado Otuquis (PN-ANMI Otuquis) or Parque Nacional y ANMI Pantanal de Otuquis), is a national park in the Pantanal ecoregion of southeastern Bolivia.

Geography[edit]

It is located in the extreme southeast of the Santa Cruz Department on the borders with Brazil and Paraguay, within the provinces Germán Busch and Cordillera. It comprises a total area of 1,005,950 ha (10,059 km²), 903,350 ha corresponding to the category national park and 102,600 ha to the category "Integrated Management Natural Area".

Nature[edit]

This park is known for its sightings of Marsh Deer, Capybara, Spectacled Caiman, Caiman Lizards and the Yellow Anaconda. Jaguars, Pumas, Pampas Cats, Ocelots, Lesser Anteaters and more are also found here in healthy populations. Otuquis National Park is a birder's paradise when literally millions of birds flock here to feed on the huge swarms of bait fish.

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