Which animals you find in the Tijuca Forest
Many tourists come to Rio de Janeiro eager to see animals. It is not hard to spot some of the many species, even in landmarks crammed with tourists, such as the Christ the Redeemer, the Taunay waterfall, in the Tijuca Forest, and the Sugar Loaf, which are part of the traditional script city tour in Rio de Janeiro.
On the drive way up the mountain of Corcovado, one can see very easily the Monkey Nail, both on road and in the area of Paineiras, where you buy tickets to the last stretch of Corcovado. In the Sugar Loaf, very often visitors have as companions the vultures, lizards, toucans and several families of Marmoset, also known as Sagui.
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Already in the middle of the Tijuca National Park, the Taunay waterfall area and picnic area, located in the entertainment zone of Tijuca Forest, the Coati (word derived from the Tupi akwa’tim term, which means “pointy nose”), sloths and squirrels delight the visitors who pass through there. Very often during a city tour in Rio de Janeiro, people can see all these animals described above in a single day.