Plants and Animals
Guyana has a vast array of grass and plant life
native to the territory. Mangroves and various saltwater grasses
occupy much of the coastline. The savanna behind the coast is
scattered with palms. The remaining areas are generally occupied
with dense rain forests.
The tapir is the country's largest land mammal,
followed closely by the jaguar and ocelot. Monkeys and deer are the
most common animals aside from birds and insects. Snakes, namely the
giant anaconda, live in the marshy wetlands, but the bushmaster is
certainly the most vicious of the snakes. The bird population in
Guyana is immense and magnificent: the vulture, blue sacki,
hummingbird and kingfisher are just a few of such examples.