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Francisco Perito Moreno National Park

Perito Moreno National Park

Francisco Perito Moreno National Park located in the Western part of Santa Cruz Province in Argentina. Francisco Perito Moreno National Park was named after famous Argentinean explorer Perito Moreno. It covers an area of 126,830 hectares.

 

 

Location: Santa Cruz Province   Map

Area: 126,830 hectares

 

 

 

 

Description of Perito Moreno National Park

Perito Moreno National Park  Perito Moreno National Park   

Perito Moreno National Park is a magnificent protecte reserve in the Western region of the Santa Cruz Province of Argentina on the border with Chile. It covers area of the Andes mountains that reach an elevation of 900 meters above sea level. Having been established in 1937 Perito Moreno National Park is the oldest park in the country. It was dedicated in memory of the explorer Francisco Moreno.

 

Some of the residents of Perito Moreno National Park include endangered species of small wildcats gato pajero (Lynchailurus pajeros) and gato huina (Oncifelis guigna). Other animals include ferrets, skunk, tuco- tuco, south andean deer, guanaco, lynx, puma or cougar, pategonian fox, dwarf armadillo and many others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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