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Land and Resources, Plants and Animals

ichu, coarse grass, climatic zone, Altiplano, sarsaparilla

Because of the wide variations in elevation, plant and animal species of nearly every climatic zone are found in Bolivia. A coarse grass, called ichu, grows on the largely barren high plateau in the west. Para rubber trees, more than 2,000 species of hardwood trees, and vanilla, sarsaparilla, and saffron plants are common in the tropical forests of the east. The llama, found chiefly on the Altiplano, is an efficient beast of burden. Alpaca and vicuna also inhabit the plateau, and monkeys, pumas, jaguars, armadillos, and a variety of reptiles, birds, and insects are found predominantly in the tropical Amazon Basin.



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ichu, coarse grass, climatic zone, Altiplano, sarsaparilla, armadillos, pumas, tropical forests, insects, jaguars, vanilla, elevation, animal species, birds, west, monkeys

 
 

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