Plants and Animals


While the habitat of the animals in the Caylloma Province is a desert located high in the mountains, there is an elevated level of biodiversity in this area. Presently, 231 especially adapted vertebrates have been recorded, and the habitat of some of the species is rather specific, like wetlands, or queñual forest, or lakes.

The most important animals that live in this region are the condor, flamingo, llama, guanaco, alpaca, vicuña, taruka, fox, and viscacha. Endangered species


There are many determining factors why the Colca Valley features such a high level of biodiversity, such as the range of altitude, the relief, and exposure, etc. Moreover, plenty of different plant and animal species, many of which are endangered and other protected, call this place home.