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Most Biologically Diverse Place on Earth
A remote park in northwest Bolivia may be the most biologically diverse place on earth, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), which helped put together a comprehensive list of species found there.
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A parrot snake, one of at least 50 species of snake in the Madidi park.
(Photo: Mileniusz Spanowicz/WCS)

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A female black-faced black spider monkey in the Madidi forests, one of at least nine species of primates in the park.
(Photo: Mileniusz Spanowicz/WCS)

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One of more than 1000 species of butterflies estimated for Madidi park.
(Photo: Mileniusz Spanowicz/WCS)

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A female blue-crowned manakin, eventually ornithologists expect around 1100 species birds to be registered within the Madidi park, a whopping 11% of all the worlds bird species.
( Photo: Mileniusz Spanowicz/WCS)

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A juvenile wattled jacana, one of more than 920 species birds so far registered for the Madidi park.
(Photo: Mileniusz Spanowicz/WCS)

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The recently elevated endemic species, the Palkachupa Cotinga, nesting in the dry tropical montane forests and montane savannas of Apolo.
(Photo: Mileniusz Spanowicz/WCS)

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Montane savannas, cloud forests and Andean peaks at dusk.
(Photo: Mileniusz Spanowicz/WCS/SERNAP)

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A view from the Amazonian forest floor.
(Photo: Mileniusz Spanowicz/WCS/SERNAP)

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The crested forest toad, one of an estimated 100+ species of amphibians in the Madidi park.
(Photo: Mileniusz Spanowicz/WCS)

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A male jaguar in the late afternoon on the Madidi River.
(Photo: Mileniusz Spanowicz/WCS/SERNAP)

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A parrot snake, one of at least 50 species of snake in the Madidi park.
(Photo: Mileniusz Spanowicz/WCS)

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A 500+ pound lowland tapir heads to the Madidi River to avoid horse flies, with giant cowbirds taking pruning opportunities.
(Photo: Mileniusz Spanowicz/WCS)

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A juvenile harpy eagle, the most powerful bird of prey in the world.
( Photo: Mileniusz Spanowicz/WCS)

Most Biologically Diverse Place on Earth

A remote park in northwest Bolivia may be the most biologically diverse place on earth, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), which helped put together a comprehensive list of species found there.

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