Article by Darren Lloyd
Located in northwest Bolivia, Madidi National Park covers 19,000 square kilometres and is believed to be the most bio-diverse place in the world.
- The park contains over 90 species of bat, 50 species of snake, 300 fish and 12,000 plants.
- Decades of research have also found 1,088 species of birds, amounting to 11 percent of all species worldwide.
- 200 mammal species including six cats are also found in the park.
- The park is so high in biodiversity because of the various habitats it contains. A large altitudinal (land height) range means that many different habitats exist and as a result, many different species are there to exploit them.
- A lot of the park hasn’t even been surveyed yet, such as its cloud and montane forests which usually contain lots of species, so lots of discoveries are yet to be made.
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