BASIC FACTS ABOUT CROCODILES

American crocodiles (Crocodylus acutus) are well-armored with tough, scaly skin. They are gray-green or olive-green with long, slender snouts, which distinguish them from their cousin, the alligator. Also unlike the alligator, the fourth tooth on the bottom jaw of the American crocodile is visible when its mouth is closed. South Florida is the only place…

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…

Northern tamandua

Tamanduas are not likely to be confused with any other rainforest mammal. They certainly are unique both in appearance and lifestyle. The name Tamandua comes for the union of two Tupi Indian words: “Taa”, meaning ant, and “Mandeu”, meaning trap. Their long snout, long prehensile tail, massive hand claws, and the black “vest” they appear…

Today at Manuel Antonio National Park.

namou (order Tinamiformes), any of about 47 species of ground-dwelling birds found in Central and South America. Tinamous superficially resemble partridges and quail but have limited flight capability, preferring to walk or run rather than fly. Most inhabit forests, but some live in more open terrain. Drably coloured, tinamous blend into their surroundings, where they generally live alone…

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…

Smartphone taxi service hits Costa Rica

Car service mobile apps like Uber have become one of the biggest trends in tech and transportation, and now Costa Rica has its own version: Easy Taxi. While Uber sought to disrupt traditional taxi service by contracting independent drivers with their own cars, Easy Taxi isn’t looking to disrupt the traditional car service so much…