Amazingly Cute Animals From South America

South America is home to the Amazon rainforest, the largest tropical rainforest on the planet. Known for its biodiversity, the Amazon harbors approximately 20% of all global fauna. With so many different animal species in the area, it makes perfect sense that South America would have some of the cutest unknown animals in the entire world. Here are some of them.


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Native to Central and South America, margays are known for their very long tails, big yellow eyes, and rounded ears. In fact, their appearance makes them seem like harmless house cats. But don’t let their size fool you! Even with their small bodies, these solitary and nocturnal wild cats are actually great hunters.