The wildlife in Mexico is quite impressive and it boasts
one of the most diverse ranges of reptiles in the world. However the diversity covers
all animals and the number of mammals, both large and small is incredible. Mexico
is home to deer, sheep, bears, jaguars, bobcats, and more large mammals. There are
also numerous smaller mammals such as monkeys, bats, anteaters, and tapirs. The
mammals don't end at the land though; the waters surrounding Mexico are home
to numerous whales and manatees. These waters and the inland lakes and rivers also
host thousands of fish and shellfish.
The bird diversity is nearly as impressive as Mexico has
parrots, owls, eagles, hawks, and numerous sea birds and migratory birds, including
geese and cranes. Among the reptiles and amphibians are crocodiles, turtles, snakes,
lizards, frogs, lizards, and iguanas. Finally, there are thousands of insects, most
notably the butterflies, many of which migrate to Mexico each year to breed.