Mammals and Reptiles

The Puerto Arturo Wildlife Refuge is located in Carmelita, San Andrés, Petén, and is part of the Maya Biosphere Reserve – the largest protected tropical forest in North America.

In terms of biodiversity, the Maya Biosphere Reserve has registered at least 3,000 species of plants, 142 species of mammals, 460 species of birds -among which some 200 have been registered in Puerto Arturo-, 102 species of reptiles and 29 species of amphibians.

The jungle of the Puerto Arturo Wildlife Refuge is home to the emblematic jaguar (Pantera onca), its habitat is made up of a great diversity of fauna: Tapirs (Tapirus baidii), pumas (puma concolor), ocelots (Leopardus pardalis), margays (Leopardus wiedii) yaguarundis (puma yaguoaroundii), white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), tairas> (Eira barbara ), wild boars (Tayassu pecari), collared peccaries (Pecari tajacu), wild kids (American mazama), anteaters (Mexican tamandua), followed by great diversity of other wildlife mammals.

Likewise, Puerto Arturo is home to a great diversity of amphibians, reptiles, and fish; among them the crocodile moreleti (Crocodylus moreletii), the white turtle (Dermatemys mawii), and the white fish (Petenia splendida).