Barranca Río Santiago

Barranca del Río Santiago (Santiago River Rift) is one of the most important ecological reserves in the country with a 310 miles long territory featuring 53 registered mammal species, 34 reptiles and 869 species of flora. It is also inhabited by two animal species which cannot be found anywhere else in the country: the Hodomys and Tlacuatzin and by four protected species (two felines and two kinds of bats). Its flora includes 47 endemic species, as well as six protected species, two of which are in danger of extinction (one is registered in the “special protection” program and the other is considered a “rare species”). The place is also known as Barranca de los Oblatos.

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