Friday, March 25, 2011

Interesting Facts About the Andes

Out of the many mountain ranges in the world, the Andes Mountain Range is one of the most interesting. One very distinguishing feature is the fact that the Andes are the longest continental mountain range in the world. Because they are so large, it would make sense that they would play an important role in the environment of South America. There are so many types of flora indeginous to the Andes that it is the most diverse hotspot in the world. The Andes also provide a home to many animals. These range from the endangered Chinchilla, to the culturally important Cougar and Llama, to a variety of amphibians which make the Andes the most important spot for amphibians. For more information on the Andes, visit this site, or this site.

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