Turrialba Volcano steams

Not to be outdone by its cousin to the west, Turrialba Volcano has been steaming — literally — after the attention Arenal Volcano got for releasing smoke-like vapor in recent days. The Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (OVSICORI) reported Wednesday that the same phenomenon that attracted attention to Arenal, which has been largely quiet…

Greater bulldog bat

The greater bulldog bat or fisherman bat (Noctilio leporinus) is a type of fishing bat native to Latin America (Spanish:Murciélago pescador). The bat uses echolocation to detect water ripples made by the fish upon which it preys, then uses the pouch between its legs to scoop the fish up and its sharp claws to catch…

Una revisión y reevaluación del mono nocturno, Aotus lemurinus (Primates: Cebidae), en Costa Rica.

Los monos nocturnos del género Aotus habitan actualmente las tierras bajas de Suramérica, aunque en épocas pasadas su distribución se prolongaba hasta Isla Bastimentos, Provincia de Boca del Tore, en Panamá. EI único registro de un Aotus colectado en Costa Rica proviene del siglo XVIII. Aunque siempre ignorado, la literatura revisada sugiere que este registro…

Three-Toed Sloth

The sloth is the world’s slowest mammal, so sedentary that algae grows on its furry coat. The plant gives it a greenish tint that is useful camouflage in the trees of its Central and South American rain forest home. Sloths are identified by the number of long, prominent claws that they have on each front…