In our Creative World Tour we want you to learn more about the country. Mexico is famous for its vibrant colours so it was natural to pick some specific crafts for the country and also include its typical animals. In this case we created a Donut Box and added some Alpaca and Cacti to it. You can find the tutorial here.
The country is the fifth in the world when it comes to the number of animal species. It has 640 reptile species, the highest so far. Also, it houses more than a thousand bird species, approximately 500 mammals, and more than 330 amphibians (animals living on both water and land). Not to mention also the hundreds of thousands of insects all over the country.
Result of Migration
Mexico connects North and South America. There's a theory that millions of years ago, when the continents drifted apart, they developed different animal species. When the land bridge appeared, these animals formed diverse ecosystems.
Mexico is central to the migration of different animal species. Thousands of ducks and geese fly every year into the northern part of the Sierra Madre Occidental. South American species such as quetzals and toucans also abound in the country. One endangered species that migrate between the United States and western Mexico is the monarch butterflies.
Almost 9% of the 9,000 bird species in the world breed in Mexico, excluding the additional 257 migrate. Southeastern Mexico houses the highest number of species, and more than 70% of these are found in the tropics. In damps, you can see kingfishers, herons, and egrets.
Rainforest and Wildlife
Mexico's rain forests in the Gulf Coast and Chiapas Highlands, and the forests along the Pacific coast, is the habitat of monkey, jaguars, tapirs, parrots, anteaters, and other tropical animals.
The majority of Mexico's mammals are found in the warmer areas, including two species of deer, bighorn sheep, coyotes, foxes, bears, mountain lions, jaguars and bobcats, four species of rabbits and 350 types of rodents.
The digital scrapbooking kit "Rainforest" catches the atmosphere of Mexico's Rainforest perfectly. If you want to create a photo album of your Mexico trip or if you just want to add it to your collection of lovely graphic sets and create some paper crafts from it this set is for you!
When the Europeans introduced grazing animals more than 400 years ago, the natural wildlife of northern Mexico was severely affected.
Some of the animals found in isolated or mountainous areas are pumas, deers, and coyotes. Rabbits, armadillos, and snakes abound in the deserts and steppes. There are over 100 species of snakes (20 of which are venomous.)
Numerous marine species live along Mexico's coastlines. There are 384 types of freshwater fish in Mexico and at least 1,350 oceanic species.
Almost 30 types of cetaceans live in the seas, ranging from the smallest porpoise to the biggest blue whale. Manatees can also be found in bays.
5 Native Animals You Must See in Mexico
There’s no doubt that Mexico is one of the most biologically diverse countries in the world. It has the world's second highest number of mammals . You can see exotic animals all over Mexico, but here are a few of the must-see animals in Mexico.
The adorable spider monkeys are named that way because their limbs and long tails look like a spider’s which they use to hang from one tree to another. They do not have a thumb but they have large eyes.
They are easy to spot because they hang out in groups. You can see these animals in the southern stretches of Mexico. You can find them in Yucatan, Veracruz, Chiapas, and of course, in any dense jungle areas.
These very strange-looking creatures can regenerate their lost body parts. And one more interesting fact about them is they can retain their youthful appearance, those characteristics have long fascinated scientists.
They eat mollusks, worms, crustaceans, insect larvae, and some fish. They are in critical danger of extinction that they can pretty much be found only in Xochimilco.
The cacomistles preferred weeded slopes and rocky terrain near water as their habitat. They are nocturnal mammals
The cacomistle is nocturnal and omnivorous. They are cousins of raccoons and look like cats, though not related to cats.
They are most frequently spotted in the southeastern jungles of Mexico.
Mexican Prairie Dog
They are not related to any kind of dog and do not look like one, but they are cousins of the squirrels.
The diurnal burrowing rodents’ vocabulary are more advanced than any other animal language that’s been decoded.
You can find them in Coahuila, Nuevo León, San Luis Potosí and Zacatecas.
The ocelots are wild cats that are nocturnal, which means they are active during the night and they sleep during the day. According to study, these territorial animals can travel 1.6 to 8 kilometers every night to hunt, and they can kill one animal per every 3.1 hours of travel.
Although they are cats, they do not roar, instead they "chuckle" when excited and may "mutter" to one another.
It is also interesting that each ocelot's pattern is unique.
You can find ocelots in Veracruz, Tabasco, Oaxaca, Chiapas, and Yucatán.
I really hope you enjoyed these interesting facts of our host country for June. The animals there are completely different from ours so it is really interesting to explore them.
Here you can see some Digital Scrapbooking Layouts our Beachbabes (Creative Team) created with the Rainforest Graphic Set. You see, you can do a wide range of different scrapbooking layouts but you are not limited to them!
If you've never been in Mexico or the Rainforest you can still scrap some of your Zoo pictures with this lovely scrapbooking kit - or why not just dream of a holiday in the Rainforest and add yourself and your loved ones already there?