Fauna and Flora El Cocuy National Park

Frailejon in El Cocuy National ParkThe Cocuy National Park is typical of the Colombian Andes with Páramo being the predominent eco-system and thousands of frailejones dotting the valleys of the park.

High Altitude Plants El Cocuy National ParkBut with an altitude ranging from 600m to 5,330m, the park is home to other eco-systems including tropical forests on the Arauca side near Fortul, sub-Andean forest, Andean forest, Subpáramo, Páramo and Super Páramo located berween 4,000 to 4,200m.

Above 4,500m, most vegetation disappear giving way to glaciers, snowy peaks and rocky terrain.

With 1005mm of rain falling every year and its location near the equator, the park thrives with wet lands home to endemic swamp bushes.

Valley Filled with Frailejones Pan Azucar Sector in El Cocuy National ParkIf you keep quiet, you might be able to spot some bears or more likely some deers (especially in the south of the park). North, in the Güicán sector, on a clear day you might spot the majestic andean condor and its 3m wingspan.

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