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Species Profile: Huemul Deer (Hippocamelus bisulcus)

A rare and beautiful sight, the Southern Patagonian huemul deer (Hippocamelus bisulcus) is an icon of Patagonia Park and of Chile. A native species, the huemul is Chile’s national animal, found on the country’s coat of arms, alongside the Andean condor. Despite its high level of recognition, the huemul is classified as endangered by the […]

4,000 Acres Added to Patagonia Park

At the end of 2016, Conservacion Patagonica was able to secure five adjacent properties to the future Patagonia National Park, expanding the protected area by 7,588.2 acres (3,075.3 hectares). These new acquisitions were made possible by a generous grant from the Arcadia Fund in early 2016. The acquisition of these particular properties have greatly helped […]

Patagonia Park Welcomes Darwin’s Rhea Chicks

Patagonia Park is excited to announce some special new additions to our ever-growing wildlife family! During the 2016 austral spring (October through December), we welcomed twenty-five newly hatched Darwin’s rhea chicks to our Rhea Breeding Center, marking a key milestone in an exciting rewilding program which hopes to introduce over 100 new birds to the […]

Darwin’s Rhea (Ñandu) Conservation Program Opens at Patagonia Park

The Chacabuco Valley, the heart of Patagonia Park, serves as one of the last safe places for some of Chilean Patagonia’s most threatened species. Best known are the park’s huemul deer, which represent 10% of the world’s entire population. The park’s Darwin’s rhea population (also known as Lesser rhea or ñandú), are yet another reason […]

Species Profile: Puma (Puma concolor)

With an expansive range that stretches from the Canadian Yukon to the southern Andes of South America, the puma’s natural habitat range covers more land than any other large mammal in the Western Hemisphere. Considered a very successful species, the puma inhabits a wide range of habitats, from sea level to 4,000 meter mountains, to […]

World Renowned Field Biologist Dr. George Schaller Visits Patagonia Park

This austral summer Conservacion Patagonica had the pleasure of hosting renowned field biologist Dr. George Schaller to Patagonia Park. Known for his incredible conservation efforts around the globe, Dr. Schaller has lived in the far reaches of the world studying some of the world’s most threatened and enthralling megafauna, including China’s giant pandas, Brazil’s jaguars, […]

“The Hope of a New Flight” Premieres in Coyhaique

The new documentary “The Hope of a New Flight” premiered September 5th in Coyhaique, Chile at the Augusto Grosse MOP Hall. The documentary chronicles the story of three young Andean condors, which were rescued as chicks, rehabilitated, and released to their native home in Patagonia Park.  With the dramatic landscape of Patagonia Park as the backdrop, the […]

Interview: Wildlife Photographer Chantal Henderson

This season Australian freelance wildlife photographer Chantal Henderson joined us in Valle Chacabuco to photograph the elusive and endangered huemul deer and puma that live in Patagonia Park. Author of Wild Patagonia, Chantal has focused on capturing the wildlife and landscapes of Patagonia since her first visit to Chile in 2002. This week we interviewed […]