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Corcovado National Park, Chile

Quellon's Coastline with Volcano Corcovado in the distance

Coastline of Corcovado National Park with Volcano Corcovado in the background

Corcovado National Park is a 726,000-acre natural reserve located in the Los Lagos (The Lakes in English) region of Chile. It is the fourth largest National Park in Chile – officially designated in 2005.

The park boasts a spectacular diversity of nature including eighty-two lakes, approximately 18 species of mammals, 64 species of birds and 133 species of flora. The Bay of Corcovado is a nesting sanctuary for migratory blue whales.

Blue Whales are the not only the largest animal known to live on earth but also have the longest life-expectancy averaging 80 – 90 years. The species is currently classified as endangered on the World Conservation Union (IUCN) Red List.

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