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Costa Rica Wildlife: Meet the Common Black Hawk

It’s the big black hawk that you’ve seen around the beach. The common black hawk has a name problem. In English anyway. Yes, there are...

Costa Rica Wildlife: Meet the White-throated Magpie-jay

Big, pretty and blue. What’s not to love? The white-throated magpie-jay is frequently one of the first birds that a visitor sees when they arrive...

Costa Rica Wildlife: Meet the Common Opossum

They’re ugly but they’re still an important member of our tropical ecosystem. The common opossum is one of a handful of opossum species in Costa...

Costa Rica Wildlife: Jaguars on Private Farms in Guanacaste

The presence of jaguars on farms in Guanacaste reflects the success of conservation on private property in Costa Rica. Costa Rica is famously biodiverse. Being...

Costa Rica Wildlife: Meet the Ocelot

Costa Rica is home to a surprising number of spotted cats. If you know one, you probably know the jaguar, the hulking king of...

Costa Rica Wildlife: Meet the Kinkajou

The cutest raccoon-teddy bear-monkey that you’ve probably never heard of. What exactly is a kinkajou? At first glance you’d be forgiven for thinking that it’s...

Wildlife in Costa Rica: Meet the Coyote

Don’t be upset that they’re skinny. They’re long-distance running athletes. This is another animal that is very widely distributed throughout Costa Rica, and for reasons...

Monkeys of Costa Rica: Meet the White-Faced or Capuchin

White-faced monkeys - they eat everything, so they’re everywhere and they might steal your juice box or throw sticks at you. White-faced or capuchin monkeys...

Costa Rica Wildlife: Meet the Collared Peccary

What looks like a pig and smells like a skunk, but isn’t a pig or a skunk? You guessed it, the collared peccary. The collared...

Costa Rica Wildlife: All About the Jaguarundi

The jaguarundi is a unique beast. Though it counts as one of Costa Rica's six species of wild cats, it doesn't look particularly catlike....

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