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The isolated "island" quality of Southern Chile is reflected in the peculiarity of the species found here. About 50 percent of the flora is endemic—found nowhere else on Earth.
The area’s inhabitants include the endangered pudú also known as the world’s smallest deer, the magellanic woodpecker, and the opossum-like mountain monkey, considered to be a “living fossil.” Off the coast in the Gulf of Corcovado, there are 31 diverse marine mammal species and a dazzling abundance of sea birds. The region’s alerce tree can live for more than 3,000 years, making it the second longest-living organism on Earth.