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Torres del Paine Flora and Fauna

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Flora
With regard to vegetation Torres del Paine can be divided into four different zones that relate to the different environments and conditions in the area. The zones are: Patagonian steppe, Pre-Andean Shrubland, Magellanic deciduous forest and Andean Desert. Among the varied types of vegetation are these principal verities:

Matorral Preandino
This is a herb that has adapted to the cold and dry conditions found growing principally in the areas around Lago Sarmiento, the Salto Grande and Mirador Nordenskjöld.


Bosque Magallanico
These are woods comprising native trees such as Lenga and Coigue found in the areas around Lago Grey,Valle Pingo, close to Glacier Grey, Valle Frances and Valle Los Perros.

Tundra Magallanico
A type of grass that grows principally in humid conditions.

Fauna
There are 25 species of mammal including Pumas, Cougars, Grey foxes, Culpeos foxes, Patagonian foxes, Skunks, the Chilean Huemul and many Guanacos. There are also 105 species of bird including fifteen birds of prey species. Among the birds of prey are: the Andean Condor, Black-chested Buzzard Eagle, Rufous-tailed Hawk, Cinereous Harrier, Chimango Caracara, Magellanic Owl and Austral Pygmy Owl. Other species include: Rheas, Black-neck swans, Parrots, Flamingos, Raguas, Ducks, Caiquenes, Escurridzos, Nandues, Striped Woodpecker, Magellanic Woodpecker, Magellan Goose and Buff-necked Ibis.

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