Calilegua National Park was created in 1979 to preserve a representative area of the âOranense Forestâ, also known as the âYungasâ. This forest is the most biologically diverse environment of Argentina along with the Misiones rainforest.The Park offers many excursions attracting nature lovers who comes to the area for trekking, hiking, birdwatching and horse riding.
Flora and fauna
It is possible to see certain species of birds and mammals in particular, which makes this site an ideal place to observe wildlife, especially birds, about 270 species were identified and its estimated that 230 more could inhabit the area, which makes Calilegua the home of 50% of all bird species in the country and a paradise for birdwatching.Regarding mammals, it should be noted the presence of the largest predator of America, the jaguar, also known as âTigerâ along with other cats like the jaguarundi, ocelot, puma and cat of grasslands inhabit these forests. The tapir or âantaâ is the largest of all mammals in the Yungas and you could see their footprints in the mud of the riverbanks and lakes.