Torres del Paine is home to a diverse array of wildlife, such as 26 species of mammal and over 100 species of bird, as well as unique flora. As we at EcoCamp Patagonia are guests in these creature's home, we do everything we can to leave them in peace and not disrupt their environment, such as educating guests about the flora and fauna, keeping structures as low impact as possible, and using raised wooden walkways to not disturb animal and plant life.
Torres del Paine has 4 different types of vegetation:
- Patagonian Steppe - Desert shrubs and tuft grasses resistant to harsh winds & weather
- Pre-Andean Shrubland - Evergreen shrubs like the edible calafate
- Magellanic Deciduous forest - Deciduous Antarctic Beech trees lining the park’s gorges
- Andean Desert - Species tolerant to low temperatures and high precipitation
Read more about » common flora in Torres del Paine
There are 26 species of mammal in Torres del Paine National Park. The most widely-known are the guanaco, the puma and the South Andean Deer. Birdlife is abundant, with over 115 species recorded including the Andean condor with its wingspan of up to 3.2 metres.