In the area in that Villa Pehuenia is you will observe so
much species of Andean Patagonian forest as those that
inhabit the area of its transition with steppe as the small
A characteristic of the forests of the south is that there is
not great variety of species neither these are of great size
(discounting the introduced species) like it happens in
Also in these forests there are many endemic mammals that are
those that were developed evolutionarily in the same place
in which arose being isolated in certain area.
Examples of endemic mammals are Pudú and Huemul, this last is
in extinction danger for several reasons as being the fires,
illnesses, hunt, introduction of species, etc. Also other
autochthonous terrestrial species are Puma, Guanaco,
Patagonian Hare, Rodent and Red and Gray Fox.
On the other hand the introduced species are red Deer, Lady
Deer, Axis Deer, European Rabbit, Boar and íbex Goat whose
populations are regulated with working of the hunters.
The costs of the Villa are surrounded by Aluminé lake. For its
great depth and surface it possesses limited diversity of
aquatic fauna and serves as temperatures pacifier.
In rivers and lakes of the area can be found autochthonous and
introduced species. Among the first ones puyén and a variety
of mackerel (the Patagonian) can be stood out while the
brown, fontinaris and rainbow trouts were introduced.
Finally among the birds are Cauquén, Bandurria, wild Duck,
Swan of black neck, Andean Condor, Araucanian Dove, Cachaña
(seed disperser and depredator) and Carpenter of Red Head,
at the moment in extinction danger and also denominated
Giant Carpenter because is the bird of bigger size of South