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Fauna of the Puerto Fuy area
On this page we would like to present you with some of the unique fauna of this area.
 Southern Chile's evergreen temperate rainforest - also known as the Valdivian rainforest- contains some 25% of the world's remaining reserves of this vastly productive forest community.
Its dense forests hides puma, the rare pudú (a miniature deer) and prolific bird life, including the Chilean torrent duck.
 Monito del monte (Dromiciops gliroides)
The Monito del Monte ("little mountain monkey", Dromiciops gliroides) is a semi-arboreal South American marsupial. The Monito del monte (Dromiciops gliroides), meaning "little mountain monkey" is also know by the names "Colocolo" or "Chimaihuén". It lives in South America, mostly in Chile and Argentina. They are once believed to belong to the Didelphimorphia, but actually are in an order of their own. Monitos del Monte are mostly carnivorous, feeding on insects and intervertebrates, occasionaly some fruit. They are known to double their weight within a period as short as week before winter hibernation
 Southern Pudu (Pudu pudu)
The pudu is the smallest true deer.
Active both in the day and at night, it lives in small herds, feeding mainly on leaves, but also on flowers, fruit, and buds.
Because of its diminutive size, it often must stand on its hindlegs, sometimes on top of fallen trees, to reach the foliage.
It can go for long periods of time without drinking, getting most of its water from succulent plants.
Males are easily distinguished from females by their short straight antlers.
Mating April to June; gestation 200 to 220 days, one (occasionally two) fawns born
 Kodkod (Leopardus guigna)
The Kodkod (Leopardus guigna), alternatively spelled Codcod and also known as the Guiña, is the smallest cat in the Americas.[3] It is found only in Central and South Chile and Argentina, in the Andes Mountains.[3] Little is known about this species, because it is extremely rare and very elusive.
 Wild Boar, Jabalí (Sus scrofa)
Jabalí (Sus scrofa) Commonly known in English as a wild boar, jabalí are found in the mountainous forest regions of the Americas, New Zealand, Asia, Australia, Africa and Europe. They are nocturnal omnivores with a consistent diet of roots, tubers and insects, which they dig up. Though they have terrible vision, they have a keen sense of smell and excellent hearing. The males have large teeth, which grow throughout their lives. Jabalí are found living in groups of up to 30, but the older males tend be solitary. During mating season, the male jabalí battles ferociously to mate with the females. Jabalís grow to a height of 2 1/2 feet (80 cm) and can weigh up to 250 lbs. (120 kg).
 CHUCAO TAPACULO
Characteristic bird of the jungles and forests of the south zone and more abundant between Valdivia and Chiloe. Easy to recognize it by the reddish tone of its throat and breast. Its shy habits generally maintain it within the thickness of the forest.
It likes the nearness of some creek, therefore it's more easy to see it in the moments in which descend to drink water, but always that it believe to be alone.
It nests when the area is wet and muddy by the winter rains yet, in a cave that digs in ground, in a very vegetated ravine or hillside. Puts 2 or 3 white eggs of an average size of 28 x 23 mm. app, quite large compared with the bird size.
 Slender-billed Parakeet (Enicognathus leptorhynchus)
Green to dark green body. Crown with black transversal lines. Reddish tone between the front and lorums. Naked ring surrounding the eyes. Belly with reddish tone few conspicuous. Primaries with bluish inner webs. Dark red tail with greenish tip. Dark gray bill, with hookish and long culmen. Pale pink legs.
 Chilean Torrent Duck
The Chilean Torrent Duck can be found in fast-flowing mountain rivers and streams where it forages for aquatic insects, molluscs and possibly some fish by diving into the torrents and probing amongst the rocks. Even the chicks manage to survive and to thrive in these torrential waters. They fly low over the water, always following the river and nearly always fly upstream while making their way downstream while foraging.
The protected Chilean Torrent Duck probably number only about 5,000 birds.
The weather in Puerto Fuy
Mon. 02  max. 19°C
Tue. 03  min. 9°C
max. 20°C
Wed. 04  min. 7°C
max. 23°C
Thu. 05  min. 5°C
max. 24°C
Fri. 06  min. 6°C
max. 25°C
Marina del Fuy Lodge

Located on the shores of the lake and surrounded by volcanoes and mountainous peninsulas populated with native flora and fauna, the exuberant nature of the place creates an atmosphere ideal for a comfortable almost magical stay.
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Cascade International Cycling Tour

Cycling the Lake District
For 12 days you will be visiting protected wild areas and observe endemic birds, learn about some of the most active Chilean volcanoes, and hike through native temperate rain forest.
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Crossing the Pirihueico Lake in kayak

Duration: 4 days 3 nights.
Pirihueico Lake is one of "The Seven Lakes" in southern Chile. The lake is of glacial origin and it is enclosed by mountain ranges of the Andes.
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Rafting and Trekking in the area

Rucapillan expeditions provides guided trekking tours (including volcano ascents) in the area as well as rafting on the Fuy river.
Grade of Difficulty: Class III-IV (scale I-VI), no previous experience necessary.
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