Animals in the spotlight
Most of the animals that are given the moniker of ‘giants’ naturally come under the spotlight for wildlife travellers, but there are others who are equally fascinating and elusive. Apart from the jaguar, giant river otter, giant anteater and the dozen other giants, other favourite animal species of Guyana include carnivores like the jaguarundi, ocelot and margay. Kids love to see the squirrel, red howler, white-faced saki, and spider monkeys. Three-toed and two-toed sloth are also popular. The best way to see these animals is with seasoned local guides who know the terrain like the back of their hand. Make ecolodges your base and explore the great wildlife regions of the country. Read more about exciting wildlife encounters here.